Appallicious is a San Francisco-based civic startup that creates useful mobile applications using open data collected from federal, state, and local governments. A little over a year ago, Appallcious built San Francisco’s Rec & Park app (http://www.appallicious.com/sf-rec-park), which was featured by the US Department of Energy, and named one of the 7 open data apps every city should have by Mashable. This past June, Appallcious launched the Neighborhood Score mobile app (http://www.appallicious.com/neighborhood-score) with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Las Vegas. This one-of-a-kind app provides an overall health and sustainability score, block-by-block for every neighborhood in the city of San Francisco.
Along with unveiling new products, Appallicious has become a leading voice in the open data movement. Appallicious CEO and co-founder Yo Yoshida has spoken at multiple tech conferences and public hearings to promote open data efforts (most recently in support of San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell’s new open data ordinance). Yo was also a featured speaker at the US Conference of Mayors’ Innovation and Technology Panel. And earlier this year, Yo accepted an Exemplary Leadership Award in Open Data Initiatives from the Center for Digital Government. This annual award is presented to “individuals from the private sector who have demonstrated vision, leadership, support of technology, and have worked to improve the lives of others.”
Learn more about Appallicious at: www.appallicious.com
George Mead commented
Brilliant app that offers civic and social responsiveness.. Bravo!..
I vote for them!
Ami Hasan commented
Every major city in the world should have this app.
Martel Toler commented
The what's happ app!!
Tim Mooney commented
bravo K O