Posted by Josh Robin, MassDOT
Within one hour of releasing the Real-Time XML Trial Feed for five MBTA bus routes at the MassDOT Developers Conference in November, a developer had built an application to display the location of the buses on Google Earth. In the eight weeks since, at least eight applications have been built using the real time feed. These applications operate on numerous platforms including any phone by call or SMS, basic websites, desktop widgets, the iPhone, Android devices, and even an LED sign.
This slideshow shows some of the applications developed since November 14th:
To access all the applications launched to date, please click here.
Together, these applications represent the power of software developers and citizens to using our data to improve the experience of riding the T. If you are interested in working with our data, The Center for Future Civic Media at MIT will be hosting the MBTA Data Hackathon on January 29 and 30th. The Hackathon will be focused on building more innovative applications with our data. To learn more about the focus of the Hackathon, please read yesterday’s post here.
The MassDOT Developers Conference and challenge built on MassDOT’s historic step toward openness and transparency through creation of the MassDOT Developers Page. To view the Applications and visualizations please click here.
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