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)