Innovate Directgov, you know you want to

Well, boys and girls – Directgov’s innovation site has been launched at UKGovBarCamp09. Here it is, and here’s the blurb:

Directgov have created the innovate.direct.gov.uk developer network to inform the greater developer community about available resources, to provide a platform to connect with one another, and to showcase new ideas with the aim of supporting and encouraging innovation.

Over time we will provide content feeds and APIs allowing people to develop new and interesting ideas and applications for use by the greater community.

Look out for our forthcoming email discussion list where developers can interact with one another and tell us what we can do to make innovate.direct.gov.uk a better space.

And here’s how you can play:

The Directgov | innovate site has been created for a technical developer community.

Directgov’s main site www.direct.gov.uk is the official government website for citizens. It provides information and services from across government. It also offers a contact and help facility in relation to government services for citizens.

We welcome suggestions and comments regarding innovation in public information, government services in digital channels, or relevant technology developments.

Comments on other topics, such as government policy in general, will not be published on this site.

innovate.direct@directgov.gsi.gov.uk

It’s a great start. Directgov has a real purpose: providing information for citizens from government; eventually everything that you need, all services and information will be hosted on Directgov, the migration process is happening right now and will continue for a few years. However, there is *possibly* a need to make this more than a static site, maybe not, but this innovation space will enable all suggestions to be logged and looked at; and of course provide data for those of you able to do stuff with it.

Noting the Rewired State nod, lovely lovely!

P.S. Google is not picking it up properly yet and you MUST type in the exact url, it does not have any defensive ones: http://innovate.direct.gov.uk/

The Directgov | innovate site has been created for a technical developer community.

Directgov’s main site www.direct.gov.uk is the official government website for citizens. It provides information and services from across government. It also offers a contact and help facility in relation to government services for citizens.

We welcome suggestions and comments regarding innovation in public information, government services in digital channels, or relevant technology developments.

Comments on other topics, such as government policy in general, will not be published on this site: http://innovate.direct.gov.uk/

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