Tech Spotlight: Neighborhood data with Sitegeist

January 18, 2013
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Tech Spotlight: Neighborhood data with Sitegeist

Sitegeist is new iPhone and Android app that helps you learn about your surroundings with visually uplifting and stunning graphs and details. Drawing in localized information from the U.S. Census, Yelp, Foursquare, and weather information the app helps you learn about your neighborhood in regard to average age, climate or average income in certain areas.

Developed by the Sunlight Foundation, the app is categorized into People, History, Housing, Fun and Weather, but they are working on more, much more. They plan on adding data to the app regularly, giving users the chance to learn more and more everyday about their surroundings.

sitegeist weather and average age

From age distribution to recommended restaurants, the app is a clever production to help us understand what is possible with free APIs and great design, which was done in consultation with IDEO.

sitegeist foursquare and income average

You can get the app for free at the App Store and Google Play. The app only provides information to for the U.S. but hopefully that changes as more government APIs are utilized by Sitegeist.

Full Article @ NSU

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