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Chicago Opens the Data, and Apps Begin to Follow

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 16 2011

Not long after the City of Chicago began releasing datasets online, apps are beginning to follow in their wake: Meet Was My Car Towed, a simple web application that lets you input your license plate number and find out if your car was towed.

The app mirrors on functionality the City of Chicago already provides — but, typically, makes the interface simpler and easier to use.

(Via Chicago Chief Technology Officer John Tolva)