In a program that could serve as a model for schools and colleges to consider, San Francisco is encouraging its citizens to create software tools that use city data for the public good, AFP reports. Apple has its App Store for mini-applications tailored for iPhones and iPod Touch devices. Now, San Francisco has an App Showcase for programs that make use of government information available online at DataSF.org. "We were not sure what people would create with the data, but we knew that many of our talented developers wanted to help improve San Francisco," Mayor Gavin Newsom said in a...

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