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Our Ideas section is a place for everyone to submit innovative ideas for development of an app, widget or mashup that makes use of crowd-sourcing or government data. Ideas submitted should have something to do with government.

These ideas may be discussed by Directgov | innovate site users and may even be developed into working apps by the more industrious participants.

We reserve the right to edit any text submitted and will not publish ideas that are not relevant to the subject matter of this site.

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a directory of job sites, agencies etc.

My experience of job searching on the web is something of a nightmare, seemingly hundreds of jobs websites and no idea if they are reputable or not. And with directgov...

Submitted 01/02/2011 - 16:29 by Adam
Tags: job directory, job searching, jobcentre plus

RSS feeds for health and malaria advice by country

Both and...

Submitted 25/01/2011 - 13:01 by Andy Wrigley
Tags: rss, widget, xml

For blind people on the tube which could help people with heavy luggage/disabled people on the tube

An app that is regularly updated by TFL that can help blind/disabled/ people with heavy luggage negotiate their way around the tube. For example if a blind person wanted...

Submitted 10/01/2011 - 13:18 by Alia Syed

Most Commented on Ideas

A website that tells you if a item is recyclable.

One of the biggest barriers that i've found to recycling more is that when I go to put something in the bin, i'm asking myself, "Could I recycle this?" but because i'm...

Submitted 16/07/2009 - 14:10 by Nathan Massey
Tags: google, mobile, recycling, search, waste

Recycle tool

A user enters a product or material and his/her postcode, and is returned with places where this material can be recycled.

[This was submitted by James Love...

Submitted 06/07/2009 - 15:26 by Brian Hoadley

Create a Jobcenter Plus API.

If you've used the Jobcenter Plus website recently, you'll know what a struggle it is to use, so how about create a API for the job database so that developers can create...

Submitted 16/07/2009 - 14:01 by Nathan Massey
Tags: API, jobcenter, jobcenter plus, jobs