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?
View Free, Relevant Gartner Research
Gartner's research helps you cut through the complexity and deliver the knowledge you need to make the right decisions quickly, and with confidence.Read Free Gartner Research
Comments or opinions expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributors only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Gartner, Inc. or its management. Readers may copy and redistribute blog postings on other blogs, or otherwise for private, non-commercial or journalistic purposes, with attribution to Gartner. This content may not be used for any other purposes in any other formats or media. The content on this blog is provided on an "as-is" basis. Gartner shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the content or use of this blog.