An important part of data.gov.uk is us working with you to listen and help you build and show great applications for public data. During the developer preview phase, over 2400 people enrolled in the developer discussion group, and their community membership has already been extended to the public beta data.gov.uk functionality.
We are now opening up that community to new members. Once registered, community members can:
Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to give us early feedback and comments on the data.gov.uk public beta site. We've been heartened by the many messages of support, but you have also pointed to where we could make improvements.
Our developers have put in a number of quick improvements which we are releasing today. These include:
Data.gov.uk acts as an online point of access for government-held non-personal data. This is to enable people like you to take it, re-use it and make interesting things with.
This site has been some months in the making with a developer preview back in September. We made the site available to members of the development community to test it, use it and provide feedback on where we should be headed.