Helping cities to open their data and giving developers the tools they need, the CitySDK project aims for a step change in how services are delivered in urban environments. With governments around the world looking at open data as a kick start for the economies, CitySDK provides better and easier ways for the cities throughout the Europe to release their data in a format that is easy for developers to re-use. Taking the best practices around the world the project will foresee the development of a toolkit – CitySDK v1.0 – that can be used by any city looking to create a sustainable infrastructure of “City apps”. The project will focus on three pilot domains: Smart Participation, Smart Mobility and Smart Tourism.
Within each of the three domains, a large-scale Lead Pilot is carried out in one City. The experiences of the Lead Pilot will be applied in the Replication Pilots in other Partner cities. CitySDK is creating a toolkit for the development of digital services within cities. The toolkit comprises of open and interoperable digital service interfaces as well as processes, guidelines and usability standards. CitySDK enables a more efficient utilisation of the expertise and know-how of developer communities to be applied in city service development. This approach will engage a great number of citizens and developers in several European Cities, informing 31 Million citizens, half a million active users and a thousand developers, creating a sustainable network to implement the Smart City concept. The project will allow the construction of a technological convergent market, defining standards to apply in several applications.