ITS Factory Developer Newsletter 1-2014

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Hi! Hei! Moro!

You have registered as a user of open transport data in Tampere. Support for the developers and other users of the data is given by ITS Factory, a network of city, companies and universities in the Tampere region: “ITS Factory is a new innovation, experimentation and development environment, where companies and individual developers can develop, test and productize smart traffic solutions.” If you want to learn more about ITS Factory and open transport data in general, please visit: http://wiki.itsfactory.fi/. For any questions or comments, please contact me, or send the question to dev-support@itsfactory.fi.

Here’s a few pieces of news that may be of interest to you:

Visualize Mobility in Tampere and win 1000€ – Visualisoi Tampereen liikennettä ja voita 1000€, deadline 8.6.! City of Tampere and ITS Factory are looking for inspiring visualizations about Mobility in Tampere. Visualize the mobility of people in a city. Use open data from transport and traffic. Combine those in innovative ways with maps, views, energy, art, ideas, social media, etc. The winner of the challenge will be awarded 1000 EUR prize. All top visualizations will be presented in the ITS Europe Congress 14.-19.6.2014 in Helsinki, as part of the Tampere city exhibition booth. Submit your video, visual app or other type of visualization by 8.6.! More info: http://www.apps4pirkanmaa.fi/tampere-mobility-visualization-liikennedatan-visualisointihaaste/

Developer event 26.5. in Tampere - Apps4Pirkanmaa 2014 Launch and Tampere Mobility Visualization workshop. Be there! Agenda: - Apps4Pirkanmaa 2014 Launch - Digitraffic Open - new open data for traffic apps and visualizations - Älynysse - platform for public transport applications - Public transport apps - end user statistics - Tampere Mobility Visulization workshop – Create your visual idea and have fun! Date & Time: Mon 26.5., start at 16.00 Place: Monitoimitalo 13, Satakunnankatu 13, Tampere. Welcome!

New open traffic and transport data sources for developers and other users: Digitraffic open Digitraffic is a service offering real time and historical information and data about the traffic on the Finnish main roads. The service is now in beta testing stage. More information: http://infotripla.fi/digitraffic-beta/doku.php?id=start_en Developers and other users are requested to send in feedback about the service during the beta phase. You may send your feedback to: dev-support@itsfactory.fi

More than 30000 users of open transport data in Tampere! User statistics of open transport data in Tampere are available in address: http://data.itsfactory.fi/statistics/awstats.pl In April there were over 30000 users of the data (mostly mobile applications) and the growth rate is now 20% monthly! Thank you for many great apps, the users seem to love them! 

Any questions, comments, worries or proposals, please contact me. Also if you want to discuss further about current of future possibilities, let’s have a call or meet f-2-f!

On behalf of City of Tampere and ITS Factory,

--Tero

-- ITS Factory Development devITS | http://wiki.itsfactory.fi | tero.piirainen@uta.fi | University of Tampere / SIS / Smart Traffic Business Development | 050-5262920

Date: 19-May-2014

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