Directory Service

The CitySDK Tourism API enables one App to work in several cities. But the App must know the endpoint of each city in order to use that city’s data. Requiring developers to keep track of which endpoints are available in order to maintain their applications up-to-date is ineffective. In order to avoid this issue, we…

Server reference implementation

The goal of CitySDK for the tourism area was to develop an API that could be used across cities to provide data in an uniform manner. This allows developers to write an App for one city and have it work in many cities. Development costs are lowered and the potential market increases. But the project…

Tourism information using Google Glasses

One of the early demos we created was a Layar layer. It enables tourists to access tourism data using an augmented reality interface. Today we had access to a pair of Google Glasses and were able to experience how the future tourist may orientate and guide himself to make the most of his visit to a new city. Watch…

Vodafone Big Apps – Congratulations to the winners

The jury has announced the 3 winners of the Vodafone Big Apps Lisbon contest. The winner of the Tourism Category, was Crash & Play. This app uses the CitySDK Tourism API to enable musicians to keep grooving even when they are away from home. Through My Eyes was the global winner with a crowd sourced itinerary app. Near By won the…

Android App – integration with Open311

The CitySDK project has been progressing in three distinct areas: Tourism, Civic Participation and Mobility. Today we are proud to announce that the Tourism Android Demo App showcases the integration of the Tourism and Civic Participation domains. The Civic Participation part of CitySDK has been focusing on the use of Open311 for enabling citizens to report…

Vodafone Big Apps Lisboa

At a time where Lisbon is perceived as one of the must visit European capitals, Vodafone has now launched Vodafone Lisbon Big Apps, to find out and reward the best future smartphone applications that will focus on improving citizens, tourists and workers’ lives. Initially, the 20 best ideas will be selected for a development period, in which the projects…

Android Application

The CitySDK project has released a new demonstration application for its Tourism API. This applications allows Android users to explore data provided by the parter cities for Points of Interest, Events and Touristic Itineraries. The application can currently access data from Amsterdam, Lamia, Lisbon and Rome, with Helsinki expected to follow soon. Information can be…