A simple metadata schema for Open Data Apps

Having developed quite a number of open data / mobile apps at the University of Aegean and National Technical University of Athens, I was glad to listen to Nikos Loutas ( @nikosloutas ) presentation at the "Uses of Open Data" workshop in Brussels, organised by the CrossOver project.

His proposal for structuring a simple metadata schema for Open Data apps made me reach for my notes on classifying student apps at Uni Aegean.  So, here is a 10-attributes simple schema that could help potential users search and find apps on the web:

•   country: the country
or countries covered by the app

•   region: the

•   city: the city covered
by the app

•   language: the
languages supported

•   sector: the specific
sector(s) the app is targeting

•   linkMode: is the app using
Static or Dynamic data?

•   runtimeEnv: Web / Mobile

•   mobileOS: iOS / Android / WinM

•   visualisationMeans: Maps / Charts /

•   licencing: free / payment  needed