Windows Phone App Development With Cordova

Introduction My interests are in desktop, mobile and web apps. I’ve released Android apps (here) and Windows Phone apps (here). My Windows Phone apps are actually web apps built with HTML5 game frameworks, etc. The goal of this tutorial is to help you get started with Windows app development using Cordova. Cordova enables you to … Continued

The Genesis of the Open Government Tour

This is a video blog dating back to December 14, 2013 when Make Web Not War became my official patrons for the Open Government Tour. It describes the details surrounding our conversation, what we hope to accomplish, and my own emotional reaction to having the biggest project I’ve ever taken on become a reality

Open Government Tour 2014

On July 2nd, 2014, I will take off on a Cross-Canada motorcycle tour in an attempt to bring attention to the Open Government & Open Data movements. This post will acts as a kind of “homebase” (along with my personal site) of information as the Tour develops. If you have any questions, or would like … Continued

Why APIs Should Be the Default for Publishing Open Data

By Chris Metcalf & Patrick Hasseries   This post originally appeared on the Socrata blog. Socrata is a Seattle-based software company and pioneer of the open data movement. In a world where government data is an economic commodity and a resource for civic innovation, developers cannot produce new civic apps and services fast enough. Application … Continued

Collection of Open Gov & Open Data Memes

I don’t think #OpenGov and #OpenData get the respect they deserve…so, I figured what better way than to create a few memes in their honour?  Since this will be a growing list, please let me know your favourite and any suggestions you have!