date: from october 2013 until nowVisit the website MonProchainBus.eu
When you visit MonProchainBus.eu, we ask your browser to provide your GPS coordinates which are used to query the nearest bus/tram stations. We then display the 3 next arrivals for each of these stations. Even tough the experience is far better with a phone, you can visit the website using your regular desktop browser.
Novelys won the "Vie Quotidienne" (Daily Life) award during the Open Data contest organized by the City of Strasbourg.
Technically, we used a mix of MongoDB, EmberJS, Ruby and Rails to build this app.
The data comes from a SOAP web service provided by the CTS (Strasbourg public transportation company).
date: from february 2013 until nowVisit the website Parking Strasbourg
Parking-Strasbourg.eu display the list of parking of Strasbourg and their filling ratio. As usual, the website is completely built with "Responsive Web Design" techniques, meaning it will display useful data on a smartphone, a tablet or a regular desktop browser.
Notice that we store all the data we extract from the original data source (we query the data source every 5 minutes). We can then build new data (sometimes called Data Mining, but it's a little presomptuous for this little app). For example, we display a simple trend metrics (with the inclined arrows). We calculate this trend from the past 30 minutes of data we have.And because we've gathered nearly a full year of data, we can go a little step further by building predictions.
date: during june 2013Visit the website FeteDeLaMusique-Strasbourg.eu
This website display the various spots where music band will do their show during the World Music Day on a map using the Google Maps technology.
The app is built upon an XML API provided by the City of Strasbourg. Our webapp provides the possibility of enriching this source using the power of the crowd :)