The Clarity Marketplace, an initiative currently funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 program, is a database of “Open eGovernment Services” - tools & use cases - which is similar to what the OGP Toolbox is doing.
I’ve talked with Ivonne Jansen-Dings and Johan Groenen (Waag / Code for NL) who work on this project, they’re exploring ways to use the OGP Toolbox to keep the content of the Clarity Marketplace once the platform closes in early 2018.
This could be possible depending on different technical considerations and possibilities of the OGP Toolbox.
Here are some of Johan’s remarks and questions on this specific subject:
I notice that your api returns a lot of id’s instead of the actual data
If i GET /collections for example, I don’t seem to get the basic information about the entries (name, image url, …)
Why are you using all those number(string)s for values, for example in the “properties” object, instead of using the actual property values?
Milo van der Linden, our friend at Code for Europe, made a similar suggestion:
The API would benefit from a couple of more readable, aggregated result endpoints that would make interchanging collections and cards easier.