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This need for communication in times of need is also behind the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD), created by San Francisco-based Appallicious. DAAD utilizes open data to aid communities in recovering after a disaster. Read More >>

“Appallicious unveiled the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard that pairs local disaster response resources with open data. Drawing upon the power of the local economy, the dashboard allows residents and city-based companies to post skills and equipment to aid recovery efforts. Read More >>

“The next time an earthquake strikes San Francisco, residents may be able to access a dashboard to see where to get treatment for injuries, find temporary housing and even locate a backhoe to clear a street or driveway.” Read More >>

“Appallicious launched a new disaster dashboard that aims to make rebounding after devastation more manageable. Get an in-depth look at the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard.” Read More >>

“Using the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s OpenFEMA Initiative, Appallicious created the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD) that offers communities a tool for recovery efforts.” Read More >>

“I think Yo and the Appallicious team are incredible visionaries, and specifically in how they use government data to really benefit the lives of everyday residents in our neighborhoods.” Read More >>

“San Francisco-based Appallicious, a civic startup, is working with FEMA Labs and the OpenFEMA project to launch a disaster preparedness dashboard today at the White House.” Read More >>

“San Francisco-based Appallicious will demo its Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard which it has been developing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.” Read More >>

“San Francisco startup Appallicious, which helps governments develop mobile apps, was also showing off its new Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard, a tool being tested in San Francisco for posting resources and an information about conditions in local communities.” Read More >>

Housing and real estate is a natural first industry for the data network. Other private-sector participants include SiteCompli, Civic Insight, Appallicious, BasicGov, Ontodia, and Buildingeye. Read More >>

“With its new redesign spearheaded by San Francisco-based civic start-up Appallicious, the new aims to do a better job at supporting families.” Read More >>

“Farrell, who has three young children, worked with DCYF and local startup Appallicious for six months to improve the site, which he said was in dire need of a face-lift.”Read More >>

“Californians made it clear that increased accountability and transparency in their government is a top priority with their vote for Prop 42. But, now it is up to lawmakers both in Sacramento, and in local towns and cities across the state to develop comprehensive open data legislation.” Read More >>

“Appallicious, has begun working on a tool for neighborhoods to plan, prepare, and create leadership before any disaster. It’s called the Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard (DAAD). The dashboard uses open data to assess community resiliency, which gives communities the ability to access necessary resources in order to be better prepared for a disaster, and promotes economic recovery after one occurs.” Read More >>

“Appallicious Founder & CEO Yo Yoshida, Godfather of the Civic Startup world” Read More >>

Rajan was point person from the Governor’s Office as the Open Government Working Group kicked things off in January of this year with a meeting at Appallicious, “a civic startup that utilizes data to help government better serve its citizens.” Read More >>

Our diverse working group includes government leaders, open data experts, and civic startup founders, including, but certainly not limited to the innovative minds behind Accela, Appallicious, Code For America, GovFresh, OpenCounter, OpenGov and PopVox. These civic-minded innovators are coming together to help create more transparency, accountability, efficiency and economic development. Read More >>

“My reasons for attending we’re a bit more personal. San Francisco is my home and unfortunately it has seen its share of disasters. I really wanted to find a way to help the city I love and others prepare for and recover after a disaster.” Read More >>

While there’s no shortage of public parks in San Francisco, some of the city’s most special outdoor spaces, from hidden slides to tiny parks with grand vistas, often go unnoticed. Read More >>

“My goal with this is to house it in every city,” Yoshida said. “And I think every city in the world should have something like this, and if not our product, then something like it.” Read More >>

“Appallicious, a California-based company known for its government open data app offerings, has revealed plans to create an online dashboard to aid recovering communities and local businesses during and after disasters.” Read More >>

Last year, CivSource reported on several civic tech efforts by startup Appalicious, that company has continued to expand bringing on former White House official Ashely De Smeth to handle government affairs. The move isn’t that new for other governmental affairs positions which often come directly from government itself. Read More >>

Yo Yoshida, creator of Appallicious, spoke of having Car Fax but for apartments, which is among several ideas meant to open up building code adherence data after the tragic loss of a friend by falling through stairs in his San Francisco apartment building. Read More >>

The City of San Francisco has been adopting apps like the San Francisco Heat Vulnerability Index and Neighborhood Score ever since. The former identifies areas vulnerable to heat waves with the hope of better preparedness, while the latter provides an overall health and sustainability score, block-by-block for every neighborhood in the city. Read More >>

Access to this data is a civil right. If this is truly a government by, of and for the people, then its data needs to be available to all of us. By opening up this wealth of information, we will design a better government that takes advantage of the technology and skills of civic startups and innovative citizens. Read More >>

“It was a decision based in practice and from testimony we heard from the public and entrepreneur community. Yo Yoshida, CEO and Co-founder of Appallicious, was even quoted as saying “We look forward to putting some teeth into the open-data movement through this legislation.” Read More >>

Appallicious, the San Francisco-based brainchild of founder Yo Yoshida, is helping to bring both government and business alike into the world of mobile broadband Internet. Appallicious, utilizing its trademark Skippitt Platform, is helping expand the reach and depth of cities, towns and businesses alike with their respective constituents, consumers and clients. Read More >>

“A recent McKinsey study suggested that open data across the country could stimulate $3 trillion to $5 trillion worth of economic activity nationwide. ‘We’re creating an industry,’ said Yo Yoshida, the CEO and founder of Appallicious, whose recent Neighborhood Score app provides block-by-block health scores for the city.” Read More >>

“He said Farrell’s legislation is necessary. ‘We look forward to putting some teeth into the open-data movement through this legislation,” Yoshida said. “We do have some snafus with some departments not being able to release it quick enough to give the developers the ability to create products from this and create industry and jobs and move the movement forward.’” Read More >>

“Yoshida, meanwhile, operates Appallicious as a for-profit company, but he’s donated his apps to the city. His free Neighborhood Score app was introduced by Mayor Ed Lee in June at the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Neighborhood Score uses federal, state and city data to show how neighborhoods rank in categories such as walkability, schools, crime and public transportation.” Read More >>

“This past June, my company, Appallicious launched the Neighborhood Score app with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at the annual US Conference of Mayors. Neighborhood Score provides an overall health score, for every block in San Francisco.” Read More >>

“This heat index is just another example of what’s possible with open data. When governments make this information accessible, we can use it to predict what might happen when San Francisco is hit with its next big heat wave. And if we have this information available now, before disaster strikes, our city and its residents, equipped with this new data will be much better informed and prepared for when it matters most.” Read More >>

“It’s because of the ongoing efforts from leaders both in the private and public sector that civic startups all over the U.S. are able to create tools and resources like the life saving CPR app, an Adopt-a-Hydrant program, and Neighborhood Score. But we need more open data advocates in more cities, so that apps that work in one city can easily be brought to others.” Read More >>

“I am extremely honored to accept this award and want thank the Center for Digital Government for recognizing the importance and value of open data for not only cities and local governments, but for citizens as well. The work we’ve done at Appallicious would not have been possible without the efforts of Lieutenant Governor Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the San Francisco Rec & Park Department, and so many others.” Read More >>

“‘I’m really glad that open data is becoming part of the vernacular in government technology circles,’ Appallicious CEO Yo Yoshida tells CivSource. Yoshida was recently given an award by the Center for Digital Government for his work on open data projects. He was nominated for the award by California Lieutenant Governor, and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.” Read More >>

“A new mobile application from Appallicious, the privately-funded startup based in San Francisco, has compiled up to 20 categories of open data sets and arrived at an overall score, using basic metrics such as community, economy, housing, transportation, education, and environment. This rating is now available through the free iPhone app called ‘Neighborhood Score.’” Read More >>

“Yo Yoshida, the founder of Appallicious, believes the app will be useful for residents as well as advocates and legislators. ‘Traditionally, a lot of this data was hidden in the back pages of websites or massive spreadsheets. Legislators didn’t know how to find this stuff,’ he says.” Read More >>

“…and the developer Appallicious will use the data sets to launch a mobile app called Neighborhood Score, which will measure neighborhood health on a 100-point metric based on the Sustainable Communities Index and reflect statistics like crime rates, air quality, and access to public transportation.” Read More >>

“When Lee announced Neighborhood Score at the 81st annual U.S. Conference of Mayors last month, many other cities indicated interest in creating a similar app. Now that Appallicious has created the platform, Yoshida explained, the application is more scalable, allowing the company to make it available to other cities for less money.” Read More >>

“Neighborhood Score gathers data from over 20 open data sets on the Federal, state, regional, and local level and then compiles that data into a 100-point rating score on a street-by-street basis. With this information, users are able to see how their neighborhoods rank down to the city block on a wide variety of issues like crime rate, pollution, quality of education, access to public transportation.Basically anything you would want to know about any particularly neighborhood in the city that you live in.” Read More >>

”The software company Appalicious has used the San Francisco data to create the first example of such use,an app that scores the relative health and safety of different neighborhoods in the city — but the specification doesn’t just provide for aggregate data. A developer could help her users pull information for any building in a city conforming to this standard, highlighting anything from mold problems or faulty wiring to recently completed renovations.” Read More >>

”If you’ve ever wondered how your neighborhood stacks up against others in San Francisco, the tired phrase “there’s an app for that” now applies to you. The new app, developed by Appalicious and unveiled at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Las Vegas over the weekend, lets users zero in on their neighborhood and see how it ranks on all types of factors including health, safety, education, rent, transportation and economic development.” Read More >>

“San Francisco mobile app start-up company Appallicious has released an app called Neighborhood Score, in which every neighborhood in San Francisco is rated using open access data and the information displayed in a heat map. San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee formally announced the app at the 81st annual US Conference of Mayors during his Technology and Innovation Task Force panel. Lee has declared his support for open access data while mayor.” Read More >>

“San Francisco civic startup, Appallicious launched a new application for housing at the US Conference of Mayors Annual meeting, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The application is in partnership with the city of San Francisco, California and was presented with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. “Neighborhood Score” is a first-of-its-kind open data app that shows residents how their neighborhoods rank, down to the city block, on issues including public safety, quality of schools, crime rates, air quality, walkability, and access to public transportation.” Read More >>

“The Appallicious Rec & Park app is just one example of the good that can come from the utilization of government data. The platform is also being used by SFArts and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to create useful tools for the public using open data—stay tuned for these new apps which are due out later this year.” Read More >>

“President Reagan’s altruistic directive, which opened the military’s GPS to the world, provided an amazing opportunity to the private sector that is experiencing its second act 30 years later in the Government 2.0 ecosystem of open data.” Read More >>

“There was an incredible showing of support for this legislation at this meeting from the private, public and nonprofit sectors… This collective support speaks to the power of open data to positively enable cross-sector collaboration.” Read More >>

“Yo Yoshida is the CEO of Appallicious and has been involved with San Francisco’s open-data program. San Francisco passed the nation’s first open-data law in 2010. He said open data represented a different form of infrastructure, and was no different than a road, tunnel, or bridge.” Read More >>

“The Recreation and Park Department app is one example of The City’s drive to share data with the public, but supervisors are pushing for greater access.”Read More >>

“After hearing testimony from myself and others in the open data industry, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors will review and vote on new legislation that will strengthen the city’s open data initiatives and allow San Francisco to appoint a Chief Data Officer (CDO) to manage the City’s open data efforts.”Read More >>