Istanbul Welcomes CitySDK

The CitySDK consortium has arrived in Istanbul, in Turkey, for its latest project meeting. Representatives from the many partners and cities are attending a two day meeting at the Legacy Ottoman hotel, as guests of the city of Istanbul. We have been welcomed by the Vice Mayor of the metropolitan municipality of Istanbul, and are looking forward to a productive two days as the project reaches one of its key milestones – with the first version of the CitySDK toolkit and the first pilot applications due by the end of the year.

Meeting up informally the night before we were impressed by the liveliness of the city – and had a clear view, in our journey from the airport to the Hotel, what a vast city Istanbul is, and how important and difficult it is to move so many people around on a daily basis. Istanbul Municipality is one of the 8 pilot cities on the project and is leading on the replication work within the Smart Mobility work package. The city’s existing web-based Travel Plan System will be added with the new components from the
Passenger Transport Authority and CitySDK, including mobile Applications and providing open interfaces for 3rd
party developers.

Over the next two days each of the CitySDK pilots will be involved in detailed technical workshops to ensure compatibility between the interfaces and the application areas being piloted in each city, and on the second day we will have local perspectives from the city of Istanbul.

The CitySDK Istanbul meeting takes place over 2 days, 18-19 October 2012.

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