Category Archives: Commentary

How Urban Tech is Disrupting Government Procurement

I spent the past few days with our COO at the Smart City Startups Festival in Miami, Florida, interacting with some of today’s most visionary, innovative urban tech startup founders who are disrupting almost every facet of the urban landscape. … Continue reading

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3 Ways Branded Mobile Apps Help Cities

As initiatives go, Open Data is still in its infancy, with most early-adopters only two or three years out from the release of their first data sets. As the CEO of APPCityLife, a civic tech company supporting the delivery of … Continue reading

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Reimagining an App to Feed the Hungry

When people ask me what we do at APPCityLife, I usually give them the 30-second elevator description: we are making it possible for people anywhere in the world to use our platform and open data information to create solutions and … Continue reading

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Insight: Are Women Entrepreneurs Better Off Than Last Year?

Last week, APPCityLife’s COO and cofounder, Lawrence Abeyta, was a guest panelist for the Tech Fiesta ABQ Women in Tech Luncheon. He shared many of his insights as a strong supporter of women in tech. We were pleased to be … Continue reading

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Open Data: Going Beyond Solving Problems to Making the Impossible Possible

This also appears on Huffington Post       As a global community, we are producing data at an astounding rate. The pace was recently described as a “new Google every four days” by the highly respected Andreesen Horowitz partner, … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Why Open Data and Mobile Platforms Are Vital For Our Future

Digital Explosion Do you recall being able to sit down in front of a bookshelf, pull out a selection from a set of encyclopedias and browse through the pages to see what information and photos were hidden within? If you’re under twenty-five … Continue reading

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Open Data: Working Together to Create Change on a Global Scale

Exploring exactly how we fit within the growing Open Data community as well as how we work together, what each stakeholder brings to the table and where the challenges to growth remain. Continue reading

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