Apps for the World – Shaping Network Society

Apps for the World

If you are graduating in these times of crisis, think of the amazing opportunities that the combination of web technologies, collaborative production, and the idea of open access offer. Consider starting something like mySociety for your country.

Hello! We are mySociety – we run most of the UK’s best known democracy websites.
Using our services, 200,000 people have written to their MP for the first time, over 8,000 potholes and other broken things have been fixed, nearly 9,000,000 signatures have been left on petitions to the Prime Minister, and at least 77 tiny hats have been knitted for charity.

They created apps like, theworkforyou, fixmystreet, hearfromyourmp, or groupsnearyou. The code is open source, join them, or start your own projects. It is time for planetary public policy. RT @schellong #gov20 UK activities (Fixmystreet, etc.) http://www.mysociety.org/

About Philipp

Philipp Müller works in the IT industry and is academic dean of the SMBS. Author of "Machiavelli.net". Proud father of three amazing children. The views expressed in this blog are his own.

09. June 2009 by Philipp
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  1. peter@istrategylabs.com'

    You can also see 47 apps built on top of government data at the Apps for Democracy site (http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/)

  2. peter@istrategylabs.com'

    You can also see 47 apps built on top of government data at the Apps for Democracy site (http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/)

  3. Peter Corbett is the CEO of Istrategylabs and was deeply involved in the Washington DC project Apps for Democracy:

    The first edition of Apps for Democracy yielded 47 web, iPhone and Facebook apps in 30 days – a $2,300,000 value to the city at a cost of $50,000 (all apps created are here). Our mission with “Community Edition” is two fold: to engage the populace of Washington, DC to ask for their input into the problems and ideas they have that can be addressed with technology and then to build the best community platform for submitting 311 service requests to the city.

  4. Peter Corbett is the CEO of Istrategylabs and was deeply involved in the Washington DC project Apps for Democracy:

    The first edition of Apps for Democracy yielded 47 web, iPhone and Facebook apps in 30 days – a $2,300,000 value to the city at a cost of $50,000 (all apps created are here). Our mission with “Community Edition” is two fold: to engage the populace of Washington, DC to ask for their input into the problems and ideas they have that can be addressed with technology and then to build the best community platform for submitting 311 service requests to the city.

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