Software developers are using open data to help people make informed decisions – from choosing financial aid options for college to finding the safest consumer products and vehicles. While we can’t and don’t endorse specific apps, below are just a few examples of government, citizen, and business tools that use open government data.

Small Business Alert

Ever tried to sift through the contracting opportunities available to your small business? Small Business Alert will notify you immediately after new opportunities come out and let you quickly see if any contracts pertain to your business.

Scene Near Me

"Scene Near Me" alerts you when you are near famous NYC film scenes. Available on the iPhone. (Powered by New York City data.)

Pulse Point

Connecting those who know CPR with those in cardiac arrest nearby.  Download the app and get an alert when you can save a life.


Red Cross Hurricane App

Get instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes.


RAIDS Online

Crime mapping helps the public get a better idea of the crime activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe. (Powered by Lexington city data).


Mom Maps

Mom Maps helps you find family fun places, kid friendly locations on the go! Search an extensive list of kid-friendly parks, playgrounds, restaurants, museums, and indoor play areas. Search by category or zip code and you’re good to go! (Powered by Seattle city data.)

VeloRacks

Cycling has many advantages over driving, but both have a common dilemma: where to park. Need to find a bike rack? If you’re in Seattle, VeloRacks offers detailed information about nearby bike racks and businesses. (Powered by Seattle city data.)

SF Way

SF Way comprises 50+ apps in one package for everything needed to live, work, lay, and visit San Francisco. (Powered by San Francisco city data.)

School District Demographic System

The School District Demographics System provides access to school district demographic and related geographic data.


School District Demographic System

The School District Demographics System provides access to school district demographic and related geographic data.