By: Adam Metcalf
ETS Stops is an Android application that serves as a digital replacement for BusLink. It makes time-relative lookups for stop numbers. The application can query the local area for stops which are then displayed on a map for selection. The application requires an internet connection.
By: Mark Bennett
Never forget to put out your trash again! No signup required. Get email alerts and check your next pickup from your phone.
EdmontonInfo is an Android application that provides users with quick and easy access to information for various city events and locations. The information includes addresses, phone numbers, geo-location, directions to*, email and links to websites.
* - using native android tools
- Field Status
- City Events
- Rec Facilities
- Police / Fire Stations
- Community League Centres
All the code is now available on github.
Statistics Edmonton (StatisticsEdmonton.com)
By: Eugene Chen
StatisticsEdmonton.com gives people - be they planners, researchers, campaigners, or just everyday citizens - easy access to valuable insights about our city. It's been built to make it very easy to immediately share these insights with others, and also allow anyone with a spreadsheet to build up their own custom visual data maps.
Which neighbourhood has the highest income average? Where are all the young adults living? Which neighbourhoods have the lowest occupancy rates, potentially signaling lower rent?
People can quickly click through to uncover these statistics without mulling through tables of data. It's just a much more pleasant way to understand, interpret, and share these insights. It also makes it possible for the everyday citizen to make use of this information:
Who can use this?
<<<The Way We Live (Livability)>>>
- Communities that can now identify specific needs & trends, thus providing the right services
- Newcomers/movers - like the family identifying a suitable neighbourhood with new families (e.g. http://bit.ly/coKQsa )
<<<The Way We Plan (Municipal Planning, Activism, Campaign Planning, Research)>>>
- Edmonton planners, businesses and stakeholders who can quickly share, research, and relate data
- Political campaigners planning campaigns or estimating projections (e.g. http://bit.ly/93QFn7 )
- The blogger/tweeter who wants a quick, powerful visual to prove a point (e.g. http://bit.ly/anH2FK )
- The researcher who can have a map of their own data (say... number of dogs in Edmonton) just by pasting in a spreadsheet (see political example)
<<<The Way We Prosper (Economic Development)>>>
- The real estate agent looking to understand zone demographics and property types
- Entrepreneur evaluating best location for marketing campaign/store/restaurant/office based on demographics (see Dan's comment below)
<<<The Way We Grow (Land Use)>>>
- Communities can now access and understand more about their neighbourhood and determine the best use of their land for their community
- and more (this would be a pretty long list)...
- Easy to Share: Shortened (bit.ly) link for every "maptistic" combination to share @ top right "Link" button
- "Plot Your Own" lets business/political campaigns + researchers create custom visualizations
- School breakdown (categories), other city points (like police stations, etc)
- Enormous set of stats & open data, plus both "Totals" and "Ratios" modes for analysis
- User-friendly, intuitive interface by using the Google Maps controls and familiar background maps
- When clicked, Neighbourhoods & Schools have "Lucky Links" or Google Searches to help user learn more
Suggestions and comments are very much welcome, and please feel free to poke around. Site is at http://www.statisticsedmonton.com, or just http://statsedmonton.com .
If you like the app, please pass the word around and vote for it! Thanks!
By: Scott Montgomerie
Fringe App is an iphone application that utilizes much of the city data available about the Fringe. Users can see a daily calendar displaying which performances are currently playing, search for a particular performance and see its performance times, and see maps guiding them to a venue. All data is stored locally, with the exception of any image data, so that a wifi or 3G connection is not required to view performances.
Now displaying all the places of interest from Edmonton's open data on a single map. Also includes open data from other great Canadian cities: Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto etc.
EdMap for iPhone-Edmonton Recreation Facilities
By: SeeTechnologies Inc.
Want to take the kids watersliding but don’t know which rec centre to go to? Need to find a fitness centre with excellent accessibility? Planning to go the pool but need to find out when lane swimming is available? Use the EdMap iPhone app to quickly find location, information and directions for City of Edmonton recreation facilities!
Start by selecting one or more amenities and a minimum accessibility rating if desired. Your search results will be displayed on an interactive map which will also show your approximate current location in Edmonton (most accurate on iPhone with GPS). From the map tap on a facility pin to get more details such as facility name, hours of operation, accessibility rating, pool schedules and a complete list of amenities for that facility. Walking, transit and driving directions are also one touch away with EdMap. iPhone users can even call 311 directly from the app to get additional information such as facility holiday hours.
EdMap is available for free on the App Store in Canada for iPhone and iPod touch (requires iOS 4.0 or later) – http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/edmap-edmonton-recreation/id387930441?mt=8
EdMap was developed by Lee Sitek of SeeTechnologies Inc. in Edmonton – http://www.seetechnologies.ca
By: Andrew Vilcsak and Sinan & Sari Maani
MyStops is the quickest and easiest way to check your most frequently-used bus and transit schedules on iPhone and iPod Touch. MyStops generates a time-card for each of your frequently used routes, allowing you to simply swipe to the right card anytime you need it, with or without internet connectivity. Search "MyStops" on the iTunes App Store or visit http://mystopsapp.com for more information!
By: Evan Adnams Adnams
Public transportation information right at your fingertips. Route 411 is a comprehensive transit application we know you’ll love. Whether you use public transportation regularly or just on occasion, Route 411 will definitely save you time and frustration when looking for a bus stop or route. We at fusedlogic would like to thank-you in advance for trying our application should we be fortunate to have you as a customer, we’d also appreciate any feedback you might have. We are listening.
By: Victor Rubba
We've made exploring the Edmonton Fringe festival a fun and original experience on your iphone or ipad. Select your character, and then explore the streets of Old Strathcona... every building has a unique perspective on a wide variety of information downloaded from the City of Edmonton Data Catalogue. Browse performances by category, view upcoming show times, or search for shows by venue or name. Take a peek at the info map to see where every venue and show is located, or spend a little time helping the environment by picking up empty cans and litter that you find lying on the street.
All the information can be downloaded and stored on your device, you only need an Internet connection when you wish to update the latest show times. Otherwise it's all right there at your fingertips, no Wifi or 3g required.
YEG Live - Live Music In Edmonton
By: Chris Martyniuk
Love live music? There's an app for that!
YEG Live is Edmonton's authority for live music artist, venue, and event listings, plus convenient and secure e-ticketing.
Browse through over 1400+ local musicians profiled by YEG Live, find out where they're performing, and check out a show or two.
There's always something exciting in Edmonton's live music scene, and YEG Live will get you there - whether you're at your PC, or on the go!
Why do we do what we do?
Our mission is to make it easier for Edmontonians to discover and partake in our vibrant live music scene, and to increase the opportunity and visibility for local independent musicians and venue operators.
We accomplish this goal by using innovative, locally developed technology to pry away the barriers that have traditionally frustrated and prevented independent musicians from operating and communicating broadly with our local market.
Great, another calendar?
But YEG Live is more than just an calendar!
Behind our listings is YEG Live's curated listings management process that ensures that our listings are reliable, up to date, and complete.
You can browse and discover local musicians, locate and learn about local live music venues, and buy paperless e-tickets to upcoming shows.
So what else are we up to?
We are proud to submit both our full-fledged website (yeglive.ca) and our BETA iPhone web app (m.yeglive.ca) for this contest. The web app will also be wrapped into a native app and made available via Apple's App Store in a few weeks, along with the release of BlackBerry and Android compatible versions of the web app.
Our sister site, YEG Arts, will also be online shortly, featuring events from the entire breadth of Edmonton's arts communities including theatre, dance, film, literary, and cultural events. This event content will also be distributed through our mobile app and benefit from our curated listings management system.
We'd love to hear from you!
We're here to help, so please let us know if there's anything you'd like to see in our website or our web app, and if you love live music, please vote for our app.
su2ds (Sketchup to Daysim)
By: Josh Kjenner
su2ds is a plug-in for Google Sketchup that facilitates the daylight analysis of buildings by allowing Sketchup to communicate with Daysim (a free, open-source daylight analysis program created by the National Research council). It uses Sketchup to prepare the inputs necessary for daylight analysis in Daysim, and then displays within Sketchup the datasets generated from this analysis.
Optimizing the use of daylight is a crucial tool for creating buildings that are more energy efficient and occupant friendly. Well-designed natural lighting systems provide occupants with views and ample natural working light, protect occupants from excessive direct sunlight, and admit solar thermal gains only when beneficial. The type of analysis su2ds makes possible greatly facilitates the achievement of these objectives.
The primary goal of su2ds was making this analysis as easy as possible for the user. The project is meant to take daylight simulation out of the hands of experts and make it available to anyone who has a stake in the design or operation of buildings: facility managers, occupants, planners, or even curious homeowners (or potential homeowners). The program’s features have been developed with this in mind, and a comprehensive manual with a guided tutorial is provided on the project website to help acquaint users with the daylight analysis process. Also contributing to accessibility is cost: su2ds and its companion programs are all available free of charge (which is somewhat rare for engineering analysis software).
Su2ds is ultimately intended to improve the design and energy efficiency of our buildings by making daylight analysis more accessible. This will, it is hoped, be part of the Way We Green, and contribute to making Edmonton an environmental leader.
This project is open source, and incorporates code from several other open source projects. Source code is available on the project website.
The Edmonton! App
By: Andrew Vilcsak and Sinan & Sari Maani
The Edmonton App is your portal to everything new and exciting in the City of Edmonton. Get instant access to breaking news, exciting events, nearby landmarks and upcoming traffic closures, all courtesy of the Edmonton Open Data Catalogue! Head on over to http://edmontonapp.com to download your copy today, absolutely free!
Find A Depot
By: Stephen Kiers
In order to encourage recycling and help the environment we created an app that quickly and easily allows Edmontonians to find the Beverage Container Depot that most conveniently located for them, estimate the return they will receive, and even find local blue bins and eco centres.
Find a depot encourages Edmontonians to be GREEN.
By: Sylvain & Tim
Find-A-Home is an innovative decision engine that simplifies the process of finding a new home in Edmonton by automatically researching the area a house is located in and providing each home with a score based on a number of metrics. The engine uses a number of open data sets, including the locations of City Parks, Schools, Bus Stops, Police Stations, Fire Stations, and Recreation Centers to build a ranking for each house.
The Find-A-Home Website offers a unique perspective on the home-buying experience. Rather than requiring you to drive around the area repeatedly or scouring the internet to see what is in the vicinity of your potential new home, the Find-A-Home Website automatically does the majority of the research for you and presents it in a simple manner alongside the actual property listing.
Find-a-Home app recently won 1st position at the Make Web Not War Competition in Montreal in the following categories:
- FTW! Coding Competition Champion
- Best Open Data App
- Best MS SQL App
- Best Azure App
To learn more about the Make Web Not War Open Date Competition, please visit:
The Find-a-Home app was also featured in our Edmonton Journal, take a minute to learn more:
We invite you to try our app and Rank your home: http://findahome.homescore.ca/
All the best!
Tim & Sylvain
Quest-Monton! is the real life questing game where our city is your playground. Are you cultured enough to visit all of our historical buildings? Are you energetic enough to visit all of our parks? Are you criminal enough that you would visit all of our police stations?!? We'll find out when you decide to play Quest-Monton!
Only for Android enabled mobile devices.
Download off of the Google app store for free by searching for "QuestMonton".
Details can be found here http://members.shaw.ca/craigmccauley/questmonton.html
By: Tom Opgenorth
Curious about the buildings around Edmonton? This is an Android application will use the City of Edmonton's OData feed to show you details about some of the buildings that are near you.
Should work on any device that is running Android 1.6 or higher
By: Josh Kjenner
Metroview was developed to visualize data made available by the City of Edmonton in a way that enables citizens and decision-makers to better understand their city. The program uses a simple, functional interface to illustrate the social dimension not normally captured by otherwise basic spatial data.
Everyone from small business owners to newcomers to Edmonton to seasoned city planners will appreciate Metroview’s ability to meaningfully display important demographic data with a few quick clicks. Metroview uses a simple yet functional interface to maximize program utility and speed. Curated data lists ensure that the program remains accessible and provides clear value to all potential users, and the ability to export images created with Metroview to PDF ensures those data visualizations are readily available whenever they’re needed.
By making it extremely simple to view what was formerly columns of numbers in a beautiful, intuitive manner, Metroview contributes to a number of the City of Edmonton’s strategic priorities. As examples:
-Social agencies and city staff involved in implementing Edmonton’s ‘people plan’ The Way We Live, will benefit from easy access to information about the relative age and household income levels of Edmonton’s neighborhoods.
-Planners can use this program to better communicate their decisions by providing members of public and community leagues with the ability to become more informed by independently accessing understandable displays of information for a given development’s neighbourhood (The Way We Plan).
-Small business owners targeting specific segments of Edmonton’s population can use Metroview to facilitate strategic decision-making, making it much more likely that they and in turn the City will prosper over the long-term (The Way We Prosper).
Metroview will grow as more datasets become available through the City of Edmonton’s Open Data Initiative.
Metroview is an open source program and uses contributions from several other open source programs. The code contains several algorithms (for example, an algorithm that removes unnecessary and/or glitch data points from the KML data supplied by the city to optimize the graphical display of this data) that can be used by other developers looking to take advantage of the city’s datasets. Care was taken to make this application's code easily understandable and modifiable, and it is hoped that the beta version submitted for this competition will provide a solid foundation for future feature additions.
By: Mack D. Male
ShareEdmonton a local aggregation platform for Edmonton and area. It's all about aggregating the immense amounts of data available online and helping you find the bits that are important, relevant or interesting to you, through place, topic, or some other filter.
Edmonton Events Calendar for iPhone
By: Victor Rubba
Find out about all upcoming events in the city with this great little app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Browse by date, with a handy daily and monthly calendar view. Or you can browse categories, and search by name, category description or venue. Every event includes a Google map link, contact information, location and date, as well as any other information provided by the event organizer.
You can add events to your favorites, as well as share events you are interested in or will be attending via Twitter, Facebook or email. This app works offline as well, as all event data is cached for 3 days, so be sure to sync up over WIFI and then take it on the road. The event information for this app is pulled directly from the City of Edmonton Event Calendar feed as published in the Open Data Catalogue.
By: Gregg Coppen
The Edmonton 2010 Fringe Festival app provides you with a convenient way to plan your festival and make sure that you know what is on where and how to get there.
Simply browse to http://fringefest.ca on with your web browser, mobile device or smart phone and automatically be served the version of the app best suited for you.
We support most modern web browsers and a range of devices including ipad, iphone, ipod touch, android, blackberry and opera mini.
With over 160 productions, 1,200 performances and 39 venues at the festival this year, this app will help to make sure you dont miss out on anything. See what shows are popular and read reviews submitted by other festival visitors to be in tune with the festival buzz. Rate shows and give your own reviews to help others find the good stuff.
Key features include:
1.) Amenity, venue and transport maps easily help you to find your way to any location
2.) View info and schedules for all shows (indoor and outdoor) in a variety of ways including as a calendar (week, day and month view), as an ical feed and as a categorised index.
3.) Rate and review shows that you like and keep an eye on whats popular based on other peoples reviews. Reviews are automatically tweeted to @fringereviews so are easily followed on Twitter.
4.) Build your MyFringe shows shortlist and then select what performances you would like to see to build your own personalized calendar that can be easily printed and e-mailed.
All info comes from public data feeds provided by the City of Edmonton and the app makes use of 10 of these feeds. In the spirit of open data, the app uses open source tools including Drupal for the web app and Titanium for the iphone app.
The app launched on August 1st 2010 and enjoyed the following usage stats for the month of August.
- 18078 page views
- 3584 Visits
- 1318 Visitors
- 463 iphone app downloads
- 120 community votes & reviews
It was the winning entry of the "Fringe Special Distinction Award"
This application also serves as a proof of concept for a more generic festival app that could be used in conjunction with open data to easily create web/phone apps for any of Edmontons festivals.
The formula can easily be tweaked to allow rating, reviewing and planning for Folkfest, Horrorfest, YEG food and any other festivals.
It received press in the Edmonton Journal
http://bit.ly/bNrLJb and http://bit.ly/a3IStO
There was an interview on CBC radio about the app
And two minutes TV coverage on
Global Edmonton News Hour: Aug 13 at 32:55 - near the end http://bit.ly/1UIQzW
The application was designed by Angella Coppen and was developed by Gregg Coppen.
A full case study of how the app was built has been posted on the Drupal.org showcase section http://drupal.org/node/904820
View http://www.iaminawe.com for more examples of our web, design & animation work.
Edmonton's School Finder
Edmonton's School Finder is a web-based application that uses opendata sets from municipal and provincial sources. Currently, this application is designed to be used as a reference tool to display provincial test results for Edmonton's public and separate schools. With additional opendata sets, we would like to provide the public with relevant information that identify the various factors that may affect the education system in Edmonton.
Currently, one can use the application as follows:
- list schools on a map
- search for a school by name, address, program
- compare each school's provincial test result for the last 5 years
- filter schools by Grade Level and School Boards
- view on map the locations of out-of-school care locations, public libraries and recreational centres
Check out at: http://EdmontonS.ca
By: Ben Chu
Winter and construction are the two major seasons in Edmonton. ConstructYEG uses data from the City of Edmonton Roads and Traffic Updates to present current and future projects to citizens in a clear and convenient format. Makes use of the phone's current location to display nearby activity and geo-coding to plot projects on a map.
By: Matthew Dance
Wiser Path combines GPS traces, wiki collaboration, and photographs with a mapping interface to enable citizens to describe their use of Edmonton's River Valley and Urban Areas. Any open spatial data (KML, SHP) can be mapped onto this application and used by citizens.
Please note that this is a beta release, we are still testing. We are also concurrently developing an Android app to generate the GPS traces and geotagged photographs.
By: Ben Zittlau
Alertzy's goal is to make the lives of Edmonton residents easier by giving them an easy way to receive updates and notifications to their cell phones through SMS Messages (and now e-mails as well!).
We currently provide a service for Garbage Pickup reminders, which can send you a helpful message to take out your trash before your Pickup day. Our second service will send you alerts whenever the City of Edmonton changes the closure status of their sports fields.
Users can subscribe to the services provided by Alertzy, and easily customize them to suite their needs through our web interface. Services will then send automatic notifications to the subscribed users.
Because Alertzy uses SMS it is compatible with any cell phone that can receive a text message. Best of all our service is completely free! Thanks to our sponsor Direct Text Marketing, we are able to provide our services with no cost to the user.
We now also offer e-mail updates so anyone can with any e=mail account can still benefit from our services!
By: Sean Healy
TXT.2.ETS is a project that @joeljackson and I (@seanhealy) have been running for the past six months. When you text us a bus stop number we send back the next few buses that will arrive and when. We also provide a twitter interface that functions the same way; tweeting a stop to @etsinfo will get you an @reply with the busses that will be arriving.
TXT.2.ETS’s Number: (858) 779-4952
While there are apps available for smartphones to accomplish similar tasks smartphone adoption, is still relatively low (about 15%) so this makes transit information available to a lot of other users. Also, even on a smart phone it can sometimes be a faster way to quickly lookup an unfamiliar stop.
Our project has inspired a lot of talk with in ETS itself about supporting an SMS interface officially.
We also provide an API for others to build apps upon so they don't have do host or maintain their own GTFS backed database. Our API is being used to power another apps·4·edmonton app: http://bit.ly/cpNJxj
There is more info about TXT.2.ETS and our API at: http://sn.im/txt2ets
By: Randy Chamzuk
iFish Alberta for the iPhone is your guide to fishing in Alberta. Get instant information on lakes including; catch limits, directions, boat launch locations, depth charts, weather conditions and more.
Features proximity search capabilities, and loads of additional essential information including; species reference, fish cleaning techniques, boating & license information, fire bans, local fish & wildlife contacts, and much more.
visit www.iFishAlberta.com for more info.
Things "To Do" in Edmonton
By: Stephen Kiers
Created for people who want to find Edmonton events in a specific part of the city.
ToDoEdmonton allows users to browe all events, or use our powerful filtereing tools to find events near them.
Have an iPhone? ToDoEdmonton uses iPhone GPS location technology to find events near you!
On Whyte Ave looking for what bands are playing? In Mill Woods and want to find a garage sale? Visiting West Edmonton Mall and curious what movies are playing?
Use ToDoEdmonton to quickly find things nearby!
Our application allows users to submit their own events and companies and venues to hook into our API (documentation coming) and automatically publish their events to Edmontonians.
More features coming soon, but for now enjoy finding what To Do in Edmonton
By: Scott Montgomerie
What’s YOUR Edmonton?
Is it a place where you never forget to put the garbage out? Or maybe a place where you can find out, in an instant, what's in your community, or the value of your home? Or maybe it’s a place where you never get stuck in traffic, because you always know what roads are closed.
Simply connect to everything Edmonton right from the palm of your hand or the web. "My Edmonton" is your essential iPhone app and website guide to keep you in the know of your Edmonton community.
“My Edmonton” allows you access to:
- Current city events and festivals
- Local news and Twitter feeds
- Planned traffic closures around your home
- Home garbage collection schedule and reminder - never forget to take the garbage out again!
- Find the value of your property and others around you with easy access to city home assessments
- Find out how "green" your home is - can you reduce the time you spend in your car by walking or taking public transit?
- Find mapped neighborhood amenities such as pools, parks, schools, libraries, fire and police stations and much more
- Nearest bus stops and schedules
- Find your nearest schools and contact them
- Find out how to contact your local city councilors for your ward
- Current up-to-date sports field closure information
Make Edmonton yours today: visit the iPhone app store and search “My Edmonton” or search us online at http://www.myyeg.com
Demo of the iPhone app available here:
Many thanks to the team - Christine Panter and Sebastien L'Homme
By: Mitch Ronquillo
DinerInspect is a self service web site that displays restaurant inspections for Edmonton. We use the neighbourhood information provided by Edmonton’s open data catalogue to help categorize the diners by sub location.
We believe that it is your right to be able to make informed decisions when choosing a place to dine. We do not endorse or disapprove of any food establishment; we do want to empower our users with timely information.
Collect It Edmonton
A simple to use, map based web application for finding your next garbage & recycling collection date or full schedule.
Help Us Edmonton
By: Ajay Achuthan
Its time to bring Edmonton's Humanitarian, Animal Rescue and Volunteering "Not for Profit" organizations to the iPhone. Connect with and Push information to those who care".
In a nutshell "Help Us" does three things:
1. A "Help Us" web component allows charity organizations to register online at www.helpusedm.ca and post their "help us" needs, news, information and events. These Non-Profit organizations are categorized by their type ('Humanitarian', 'Animal Rescue', 'Volunteering', etc) and their posted “Needs” can be ranked by Emergency, Non-Emergency)
2. Each organization’s "helpus request" is posted, allowing the app users to Call, E-mail, locate them on the map as well as post the information or emergency to Facebook & Twitter.
3. The app will allow organizations to "push" emergency needs to ALL app users. This last feature in conjunction with the post to facebook/twitter feature will take “by the minute” emergency needs and allow people to make them "viral" with a push of a button. Thousands of app users can be alerted to a serious need in Edmonton and spread word just as quickly through social media to thousands more.
Note: The Emergency feature will push Emergency needs to ALL app users, however it is only to be used in emergency or extenuating circumstances. Not for Profits are made aware of this when activating this feature.
The every day power of this app is in allowing people to choose the organizations or causes they are most passionate about and be able to keep tabs on them daily through a simple to use interface and share that with their friends.