Re: Open Data Successes
Our company, APPCityLife, has worked with civic organizations in New Mexico to not only launch open data initiatives but make sure those initiatives save the organization money. The ABQ RIDE mobile app was part of an initiative that save the city of Albuquerque over $100,000 alone over a 12-month span because of new, less expensive user behaviors from the community. We've also launched a self-serve mobile coupon engine to help stimulate local shopping through small businesses serving up coupons to locals through civic apps built on top of open data. Open data can be excellent for citizens because of more transparency, but it can also make a lot of sense financially for everyone involved.