According to a ZDNet article, the New South Wales Premier has launched a contest named apps4nsw, to invite people to submit ideas or actual software applications (to be used on web sites or mobile devices) using government data. Cash prizes are available for the best submissions.
The state hosting beautiful Sidney joins the UK, the District of Columbia, Sunlight Labs, and others in promoting democracy through data openness and in aiming to extract new public value from existing data.
Maybe it is time to coin a new word for all this. How about applicocracy?