1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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...

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  4. “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.”

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  5. “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.”

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  6. “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.”

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  7. “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.”

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

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  9. “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...

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. “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.”

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  13. “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...

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  14. “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...

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  15. “Appallicious Founder & CEO Yo Yoshida, Godfather of the Civic Startup world”

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  16. 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.

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  17. Our lierse 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...

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  18. “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.”

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  19. 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.

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  20. “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.”

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. “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...

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  25. “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...

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  26. “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...

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  27. “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...

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  28. “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.”

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  29. “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...

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  30. “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...

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  31. “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...

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  32. “'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...

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  33. “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...

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  34. “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...

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  35. “…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...

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  36. “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...

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  37. “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...

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  38. ”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...

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  39. ”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...

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  40. “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...

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  41. “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...

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  42. “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.”

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  43. “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.”

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  44. “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...

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