EveryBlock source code released

Jun302009

Today’s a big day for us at EveryBlock. We’re making our source code available.

Over the past two years, EveryBlock has been funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation. The purpose of the grant was twofold: to launch this experiment in “microlocal” news, and to release the source code. Today, as our grant period comes to an end, we’re fulfilling that second purpose.

You can read more about the open-sourcing and download the code at our source code page. (Keep in mind it’ll probably make sense only if you’re a Web developer/programmer.) We hope this extensive code base helps spark lots of great work.

But what about EveryBlock.com proper, now that the grant period is over? We’ve put a lot of love into this project over the past two years, and we’re going to continue operating the site as a private company. Beyond continuing our steady expansion of new cities and more data types in existing cities, we have some exciting ideas planned around revolutionizing the whole EveryBlock experience itself. We’re only getting started. :-)

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