Open Sourcing GovFinder: Windows 8 and Windows Phone Apps

March 10, 2014 3:29 pm PST | Data as a Service

By Ben McInnis


Today we are open sourcing the codebase for GovFinder, our Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps.

GovFinder, which we released this fall, connects users with data and maps related to services in their city. Users are able to find, for example, a map of all the tennis courts in their city, see detailed information about each court, and leave comments about a specific court.

Technically, GovFinder connects geocoded Socrata datasets, via SODA, the Socrata Open Data API, to a mapping UI, location service, and commenting services.

We are releasing these apps, under the Apache 2.0 License, because we believe this functionality has broad utility for a variety of app use cases, and we are eager to see what the community can do.

GovFinder for Windows 8 is posted to Github here.

GovFinder for Windows Phone 8 is posted to Github here.


Happy hacking,

Ben McInnis
Director, Product Management, Socrata Inc.