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 Portland Plan's effort to better connect our community through important information and services targeted to both residents and local business. Please check out the prototype of PDX CitySync and let us know your thoughts, http://demo.pdxcitysync.org
PDX CitySync offers both residents and local business a personalized way to access local news, information and events in and around Portland. End users will supply their interests, mode of transportation, and location with the platform to increase the relevancy of their information. CitySync also allows users to curate their content on their Home page by providing them control over the visibility and placement of their activated apps and/or services.
PDX CitySync is not only a software development effort but a collaboration program with residents and local business. CitySync is seeking to collaborate with the community for ideas, apps, and related datasets to create useful tools and services developed for community stakeholders.
In support of this collaboration effort, we're also making available the following collateral/information:
— Developer Documentation: http://developer.pdxcitysync.org
— Various APIs to civic data: http://api.civicapps.org
Please also see our temporary splash page describing the overall program and outreach at: http://pdxcitysync.org
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide to get the word out and especially for any input or suggestions you may have.