Sitegeist: A mobile app that tells you about your data surroundings

Posted to Software  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

From businesses to demographics, there's data for just about anywhere you are. Sitegeist, a mobile application by the Sunlight Foundation, puts the sources into perspective.

Sitegeist is a mobile application that helps you to learn more about your surroundings in seconds. Drawing on publicly available information, the app presents solid data in a simple at-a-glance format to help you tap into the pulse of your location. From demographics about people and housing to the latest popular spots or weather, Sitegeist presents localized information visually so you can get back to enjoying the neighborhood. The application draws on free APIs such as the U.S. Census, Yelp! and others to showcase what's possible with access to data.

Available for free on both Android and iPhone. Data just a flick and a scroll away. [Thanks, Nicko]

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