The Sunlight Foundation released a smartphone (iOS/Android) app that enables users to retrieve information and data about the surrounding neighborhood.
The Sitegeist app, as it is called, gets its information from various open sources such as Yelp reviews, Foursquare check-ins, US Census Bureau data and weather information. All this information is being visualized into attractive graphs. With these graphs, users can find out things like average age, climate or median income in a certain area.
The app is divided in five main categories; People, Housing, History, Fun and Weather. But this is not all, the Sunlight Foundation has said it will keep adding data to the application, allowing users to retrieve even more information. Through these kind of initiatives people will be able to gather information about their neighborhood in a fun and easy way.
The app can be downloaded for free in iTunes and Google Play. Currently, the app is only available to users in the U.S.