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Welcome to CivicApps!

Making public data easy to find and easy to use.

The CitySync Challenge is now on! This unique innovation event recognizes and rewards the best ideas and apps from the community. Join this growing community of innovative thinkers! Help us identify and recognize the best ideas and apps in the region. Share your own ideas. Submit an app to make life easier for everyone. So get your thinking caps on, share your ideas, and show us what you've got.

BE HEARD. Tell us the ideas you would like to see realized. Comment and vote for ways to make public information more accessible and useful.

GET INVOLVED. Show us how to use, combine and represent the information government holds in more useful and interesting ways. Your ideas provide data and input for developers to better understand the local communities' needs and create apps that matter.

TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY. Apps are what make it happen. Your participation is what turns the vision for public data into reality. Submit ideas that unlock the potential of local data and you could win cool stuff.

Featured Idea

Portland Poetry Boxes app will provide a regional mobile map of Poetry Box locations, and enable users to share and find Poetry Boxes, and plan their walks...

Featured App

Public Art PDX is a free app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that showcases the rich and diverse collection of Public Art on display in and around...

News / Press

New Public Alerts Dataset February 28, 2013

We are pleased to announce another useful addition to our catalog of available datasets. PublicAlerts.org recently underwent a major upgrade to make it more robust, mobile-friendly, and easier to...

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CitySync Challenge Is Now Over June 18, 2012

Thanks to those of you that participated in providing your Ideas, Apps, and Feedback to our Developer Docs and APIs. We will be evaluating your submissions in the next few weeks and will contact...

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CitySync Launches Prototype for Community Feedback April 19, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of our prototype version, "Demo Edition", of PDX CitySync. CitySync is an open platform for web-based apps built on open source technology in support of the...

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