2011/07/20: just how easy is it to program the data that the Kenyan government has availed?
The Kenyan government chose to turn to Socrata, a company that offers turnkey open data solutions for governments. This choice has raised several concerns within the local tech community about why the government could not instead choose to use local developers and host the data locally.
Well, while there may be differing opinions on this matter, this article is not concerning itself with the politics or rightness or wrongness of this choice by the government. We’re looking into what KODI has to offer the developer and one thing is for sure, Socrata has a robust, proven platform and provides a very simple API for developers.