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Guest Post: FixMyStreet ReLaunches!

April 16, 2012 by


Following MySociety’s relaunch of FixMyStreet (previous post here), Myfanwy Nixon catches us up on their progress. relaunched on March 12th. The most immediately obvious change was its smart new look, but there are several changes to the site’s functionality and underlying processes, too – particularly as regards access via mobile devices. The new version […]

The John Peel Time Machine

April 10, 2012 by


Guest Post by Storm’s Mike Ellis Everyone knows the legend that is John Peel—and everyone who knows John Peel knows the Peel Sessions. For 37 years, from 1967 to 2004, a vast range of bands recorded live in the BBC studio – normally laying down 4 tracks; some of them rough and ready, others polished […]

Guest Post: My Society

February 29, 2012 by


By Myfanwy Nixon At mySociety, our goal is to build websites that improve access to civic and democratic rights. is a typical example of that: it’s a simple site which encourages people to take action within their own communities. Got a problem such as a pothole or broken streetlight? Nip onto FixMyStreet, input the […]

GeoVation and Open Cities

February 21, 2012 by


Last week, Greg Hadfield introduced the Open Data Cities conference, and explained the thinking behind it. Now, I’d like to point out some of the great things happening with geographic data that tie in with the conference’s theme. This Year’s Geovation Challenge from the Ordnance Survey is up and running, and Greg has written about […]

Making Apps

February 20, 2012 by


Over the past few months, we’ve been exploring the world of data-driven applications, from Facebook to mobile services. Following on from our Christmas hacking, we’ve also been working with several developers to help them turn their ideas into applications. Helping developers do great things with data is part of our vision, and we’ve offered financial […]

£5m investment into the ‘Internet of Things’

May 27, 2011 by


With the growing number of internet enabled devises that can network and communicate with each other, the Technical Strategy Board announcement to make a massive investment in this growing area is rather timely. The initiative is aimed at “accelerating the formation of the internet of things ecosystem” and inviting British Businesses and other stakeholders to […]


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