Sunlight on National Data Apps

Aug. 16, 2013, 5:12 p.m.

The Sunlight Foundation built a series of platforms and tools for delivering federal data to the public known as National Data Apps. The collection is generously funded by the Knight Foundation and our challenge is to model how government data can be used in new and beneficial ways.

  • Projects

    • Sitegeist

      Sitegeist is an Android and iPhone app that helps you learn more about your surroundings. Drawing on publicly available information, the app presents solid data such as average age, record temperatures and how people commute in a simple at-a-glance format to help you tap into the pulse of your location.

    • Upwardly Mobile

      Upwardly Mobile tailors economic data for each individual user so he or she can see where in the country one can enjoy financial security and a good quality of life. After completing a brief survey about where the user currently lives, career information and cost-of-living importance, the app calculates the results.

    • Sunlight Health

      Sunlight Health brings healthcare data directly to consumers’ pockets. You can use the Sunlight Health app to easily look for information on health care facilities — hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis clinics and home health services — as well as drug information from Consumer Reports and information on local health care suppliers that sell crutches, wheel chairs, ventilators and other medical devices.

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