An example app for using the City of Chicago's data portal
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README.md

Was My Car Towed?

This repository serves as an introduction to programming with the City of Chicago's data portal. It uses Windy, a Ruby library that provides a simple interface to querying Socrata datasets, and Sinatra an easy-to-follow framework for creating websites.

Development

Assuming that you having Ruby, Bundler, and Git installed:

# Clone the repository to your computer
git clone git@github.com:srobbin/wasmycartowed.git
cd wasmycartowed

# Install the dependencies
bundle install

# Register for an app token at https://data.cityofchicago.org/
# then add it to to the config file
cp config.yml.example config.yml

# Start the development web server
# The web page will be viewable at http://127.0.0.1:8080
unicorn