NPO Backstage: developing apps with Public Broadcasting data

Which innovative and creative applications can be developed with Public Broadcasting data? NPO Backstage challenges developers to answer this question. Open State Foundation organizes an app competition that will end this Thursday (September 17, 23:59 pm).

Want to get a message when there is a documentary about Iran on tv? Find out which politicians are most frequently mentioned in programs? Map out what exactly is the difference between the news programms Nieuwsuur and EenVandaag? It’s all possible with the NPO Backstage API.npo backstage

Since the end of May 2015 the Dutch Public Broadcasting (NPO) is opening up public broadcasting data, for example metadata from programs like College Tour and Het Klokhuis, to Subtitle and TV Guide data.

More than 180,000 objects can be found in the NPO Backstage API. Some examples of the apps developers are working on: Jonathan is developing the NPO Geo Finder, a tool that allows you to search for programs based on location. Laurens uses the NPO Backstage data to provide news items more context.

The most innovative and creative apps will be rewarded. Entries will be judged by a jury, which includes Gijs van Beuzekom (NPO2) and Joost Schellevis (NOS).

Developers can submit their app until Thursday, September 17th, 2015. On Friday the 25th of September the competion will end in Hilversum, where developers are asked to pitch their ideas in front of the jury. Please let us know if you want to attend this event on the 25th!

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