Open government data powers software applications that help consumers make informed decisions.

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 from the United States; are accessible, vetted, and available; and are, for the majority, free and do not require registration to use. Submit Consumer application suggestions at Contact Consumer and see more examples of applications made with open government data at Data.gov/applications.

Mobile Applications


Web Applications

Papaya Head

Family Meal Planning Website that allows each family member to fill out a unique profile of likes, dislikes, allergies, and unique nutritional requirements.

Information about Calories and Nutrition

Nutritional Facts for Food and Beverages


Safety Book

SafetyBook provides a private personal product-safety monitoring service to help protect your family and children from the danger of faulty products.

Consumer Product Category Database

Safer Products


WeMakeItSafer

Beginning with product recalls, WeMakeItSafer will tell you if something you own is, or already was, recalled. Whether you are a manufacturer, consumer, or reseller, find the latest information about recalls and safe products.

Consumer Product Category Database

Safer Products




Education Applications

College Affordability and Transparency Center

The College Affordability and Transparency Center was designed by the U.S. Department of Education to meet requirements in the Higher Education Opportunity Act and to provide better information to student and parent consumers about college costs. It serves as a central point to several tools that allow users to compare colleges tuition and fees, net price, and other characteristics.

Open Government Data Used: Department of Education – National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System


Search for Public School Districts

Use the Search For Public School Districts locator to retrieve information on all U.S. public school districts.

Condition of Public School Facilities 2012-2013

School District Finance Survey




Energy & Environment Applications

Power Profiler

Application that provides electricity generation mix and greenhouse gas emissions information from U.S. utilities.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

National Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

Energy-related Environmental Data




Finance Applications

Social Security Benefits Planner

Use SSA’s planner to help you better understand your Social Security protection as you plan for your financial future. Then choose a benefit calculator to find out your monthly benefit amounts.

Social Security Average Wage Indices

Services Annual Surveys




Food & Nutrition Applications

Fooducate

Fooducate is a free mobile app (Android, iPhone) that empowers supermarket shoppers to make healthy choices effortlessly, enabling consumers to automatically scan the barcodes of food products, and instantly see how nutritious they really are.

Consumer Price Indexes by Item

Consumer Price Index

My Pyramid Food Raw Data

Food-a-pedia


GoodGuide

The GoodGuide app can be used while shopping to instantly reveal whether a food product is healthy and produced by green or socially responsible companies. Find safe, healthy, green and ethical product reviews based on scientific ratings. More than 250,000 products rated.

Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Consumer Product Category Database

Safer Products – API

All Product Recalls


Lose It

Lose It! helps users make healthy choices by setting a clear calorie budget, track their fitness and activity level, and provide insight into their nutrition (including a great “My Plate” report on Loseit.com and badges for adherence to My Plate fruit and vegetable guidelines).

My Pyramid Food Raw Data

Calories for Foods 


Papaya Head

Family Meal Planning Website that allows each family member to fill out a unique profile of likes, dislikes, allergies, and unique nutritional requirements.

Information about Calories and Nutrition

Nutritional Facts for Food and Beverages




Health Applications

Safe Eats

Get detailed information, grades, violations, and Yelp reviews for the 24,000+ NYC food locations throughout the five boroughs in an easy-to-use and full-featured App. Know before you go.

Directory of Eateries

Food Environment Atlas


Papaya Head

Family Meal Planning Website that allows each family member to fill out a unique profile of likes, dislikes, allergies, and unique nutritional requirements.

Information about Calories and Nutrition

Nutritional Facts for Food and Beverages




Safety Applications

Safe Eats

Get detailed information, grades, violations, and Yelp reviews for the 24,000+ NYC food locations throughout the five boroughs in an easy-to-use and full-featured App. Know before you go.

Directory of Eateries

Food Environment Atlas


SaferCar.gov

Safety information for vehicle shoppers and owners.

Artemis Vehicles Information System

Early Warning System


Product Recalls

When you’re buying and using products, safety comes first. And now, with this product recalls application, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it — right on your mobile phone.

Safer Products

Consumer Product Category Database


Safety Book

SafetyBook provides a private personal product-safety monitoring service to help protect your family and children from the danger of faulty products.

Consumer Product Category Database

Safer Products


WeMakeItSafer

Beginning with product recalls, WeMakeItSafer will tell you if something you own is, or already was, recalled. Whether you are a manufacturer, consumer, or reseller, find the latest information about recalls and safe products.

Consumer Product Category Database

Safer Products




Transportation Applications

SaferCar.gov

Safety information for vehicle shoppers and owners.

Artemis Vehicles Information System

Early Warning System