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    NYC Way iPhone App: A thoughtful take on local apps that add real value is an iPhone application that bundles a variety of local resources useful for residents and tourists alike. It happens to be one of the first mobile apps to combine a wide variety of data sets from NYC GOV (along with various other third party data sets), location awareness and social media. Experience the power of 30+ NYC related iPhone apps packaged into one.

    Based around the theme of making our government more transparent, NYC Way is a first step to help NYC GOV share their rich data sets with the rest of us. It uses various data sets from NYC Data Mine, and many others available via NYC GOV.

    NYC Way is location aware and provides you with information sorted by proximity - based on where you are. The app allows you to update your facebook status or send out a tweet about any place you discovered or visited.

    In the upcoming release, we plan to implement real-time location v/s interest analysis, and hook the app up to a sophisticated Complex Event Processing backend that would correlate user interests and actions with current situation and location to make valuable local recommendations.

    NYC Way includes all of the following and more:

    Nearest WiFi Hotspot Locations
    NYC Restaurant Inspection Results
    Major NYC Tourist Attractions
    NYC Street Eats (NYC Street Vendors)
    NYC Coffee Shops
    NYC Gadget Stores
    NYC Events
    NYC Live Traffic Cams and Traffic Updates
    NYC Subway Station Locations and Alerts
    NYC Police Stations, Wanted Criminals, Average Emergency Response Times, ERs etc.
    Nearest Waste Disposal Sites and Waste Collection Schedules
    Nearest Post Offices, 24 Hour Pharmacies, Zipcar Locations
    Swine Flu Vaccination Locator, Parking Ticket Search, Can I park here. Volunteer Opportunities
    NYC local News including NY Times, NY Post, WNBC etc.
    NYC Recreation including ice skating rinks, zoos, aquariums, museums etc.
    12-15-2009 12:41 PM