San Francisco Launches City App Store

Last month, at WordPress (WordPress) headquarters with leaders from the technology community, we launched DataSF.org. This new web site is designed to improve transparency in government, increase access to City data, and engage our highly skilled workforce to create apps from that data.

After the kick off there was a discussion about next steps for Gov 2.0 in San Francisco with Tim O’Reilly, Matt Mullenweg and other technology innovators. One idea was to create a City App Store to highlight and centralize programs created from City data. This has worked for Apple and Facebook, at last check; there are 60,000 apps available in the Apple App store and more than 350,000 different Facebook apps. Why not create a government app store as well?

KDYKES: It’s official – API’s are popping up everywhere. This is changing the face of the web & app development at a very rapid rate.

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