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Title:Mobile Application Services Based Upon Open Urban Government Data
Author(s):Mainka, Agnes; Hartmann, Sarah; Meschede, Christine; Stock, Wolfgang G.
Subject(s):data science including digital curation and big data
information services
information systems
Abstract:Mobile applications (m-apps), which are based upon open urban data, make up new ways of governmental services and information. In a large-scale study we analyzed 471 m-apps of 24 metropolitan regions all over the world, regarding their implementation and usage development. For instance cities like Sydney, New York or Berlin host so-called hackerthons (hacker marathons) to actively push the development of m-apps based on government data. We model a typology of these m-apps and present a unique overview of the variety of types, used eco-systems and developers. For Android m-apps the success was measurable by the amount of counted downloads. Finally we argue that we are still in the beginning of citizen-oriented e-government and need more actionable research in this field.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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