Software Gallery

Hyperlocalized Open Data
Location, location, location.  Location is the ultimate filter.  The City's Open Datamine is converted to relevant, actionable information down to the curbside.

Digital Nervous System
Data is not only the lifeblood of the Digital City, its also the raw material from which Information, Knowledge is created. The DataWell can be the physical scaffolding from which this Web of Knowledge can be built.

I just want to make a Call!
And the base pole installation can always make a VoIP call.  And for NYCDataWell app users, they can even place the call from their own smartphones.

Context-based, landmark-driven directions. Why give abstract directions requiring knowing where North is and exact distance? Each DataWell knows exactly where it is. And with the companion app, it can even give high-resolution, CPS-powered, multi-modal directions that you can take with you.

Built-in Obsolescence?
Planned Relevance!
Software is infinitely malleable.  NYCDataWell, already designed for physical modularity and upgradeability, is even more flexible on the software side.  Use Moore's Law to the City's advantage to deploy supercomputers on the sidewalk.

The Power of Open has given us the technological wonder that is the Internet. Why deploy proprietary, closed solutions that are obsolete the day they're rolled out?  Use the same power to realize the Internet of Citizens, the Internet of Things!

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. When you finally get done and get to appreciate what you have done it is like a part of yourself that you’ve put together.
— Bill Gates