Northern Ireland opens up data to app developers
A newly launched "open data" project by the Northern Ireland Assembly means that app developers and those who specialise in web analytics can have access to the work of the assembly and its committees.
The project allows data on the work of the assembly and its committees to be published in its raw form, increasing the ways in which the data can be used. The data can be copied, published and adapted, as well as collated with other statistics and information to create new products such as web and mobile phone applications.
Assembly speaker William Hay said: "The possibilities that this project opens up are vast. It is now up to interested individuals and organisations, including lobby groups, journalists, campaign groups and data specialists to bring their ideas, creativity and skills to bear on what they create with the data and how they use and interpret it."