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Sitegeist tells you everything about where you are

By 12.17.12

Smartphones can be useful for pretty much everything, but one of the problems is that literally everything has an app. So, you have to use one app for each data point.

The Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight Foundation

Unless, of course, you’re using Sitegeist.

Sitegeist is built by the Sunlight Foundation, which has as its mission finding, collecting, and digitizing all publicly available data for public use. The idea is that this increases government accountability and actually puts the tax dollars spent collecting this stuff to actual use.

It sounds boring and pretentious, but in actuality, it presents all this information with a beautiful, simple design that evokes a good infographic.

And it collects everything: Voter affiliation, demographics, Foursquare check-ins, you name it, if it’s available to the general public, it’s on this app. It’s surprisingly useful: I took it to a few neighborhoods near where I live and got information that I was not expecting, and a lot of it was useful.

It’s also arranged to give you the useful information up front. If nothing else, it’s worth installing just learn about places you’re going: Hey, it’s free for Android and iOS.

Sitegeist [Sunlight Foundation]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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