YouTown’s API is now public
Here at YouTown, we’re all about Open Data. Obviously. It’s the whole point of our app — for agencies to open their data by publishing news, maps, events, and services for citizens to access on-the-go. YouTown has served as the intersection of open data and mobile government with great success. Now we’ve decided to open our own data. Check it out — we’ve published the API for YouTown (and the source code, too!)
Since APIs allow different applications to talk to each other seamlessly, YouTown can now act as a vehicle through which outside developers can work with agencies to offer a host of on-the-go tools for citizens. We hope this will be a jumping-off point for our data to be used in ways we never even thought of. It’s always amazing to see what happens when you allow creative people to work together with valuable sets of information.
Publishing the API is just another step we’re taking in the name of openness and collaboration. We hope you’ll let us know if your agency is able to make use of the data to create a customized platform. Together, we can continue to revolutionize mobile government. Happy innovating!