January 10, 2016

A newly formed partnership between APPCityLife and Accela promises to completely change the way cities and people connect through mobile by providing access for the first time to governments across North America to a revolutionary mobile publishing platform develo...

August 16, 2014

(This is also published on Huffington Post)


August 12, 2014 TEDxABQ Technology Salon: Global Impact of Mobile Open Data Pictured: Lisa Abeyta, Founder/CEO APPCityLife, Inc.


As a global community, we are producing data at an astounding rate. The pace was recently descri...

August 4, 2014

I was cleaning up in the kitchen when I heard a text message alert from my phone. Within seconds, another came through. I opened my son's first, who never texted me during his classes at the nearby high school. It simply said, "I love you, Mom." My daughter, who attend...

July 10, 2014



Digital Explosion


Do you recall being able to sit down in front of a bookshelf, pull out a selection from a set of encyclopedias and browse through the pages to see what information and photos were hidden within? If you're under twenty-five years old, it's likely you...

May 11, 2014

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. - James Cash Penney



With this year's annual National Day of Civic Hacking quickly approaching, and as we ready our platform for its first civic hacker beta users during Albuquerque, New Mexic...

March 19, 2014

"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." - John Kenneth Galbraith



Within the world of open data, the concepts of intrinsic value for the greater good and proving value throu...

September 23, 2013

When Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Chief Information Officer, Peter Ambs, first reached out to our company, APPCityLife, Inc., in 2011 to find out more about the company we’d founded a couple of years earlier, I believe it was the first time I’d heard the words “open data”...

July 1, 2013


A year ago, when we made the choice at APPCityLife to pivot and focus on the civic space in mobile, embrace open data initiatives not only within our home city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, but also to innovate solutions which promote and progress initiatives throughout...

February 19, 2013


Brief History


Since the early 1950’s, the concept of open data has been around. But until recently, open data remained mostly in the scientific world. But with the introduction of smart phone technology, the opportunities to utilize data collected and distributed, esp...

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