Philadelphia’s public transit authority, SEPTA, has been leading the way in Philadelphia’s open data movement. SEPTA co-hosted a hackathon ( at Philadelphia hackerspace Devnuts ( in October where new APIs to the agency’s data were provided and several of their developers hung out and provided support for them. See for a summary of the hackathon. In a follow up to the hackathon, SEPTA hosted a demo day where hackathon participants could demo their apps to the agency’s senior management.

One of the projects, dubbed SEPTArity Report, uses DepthJS to provide a Safari-powered fullscreen interface to live transit data that passerbys could interact with via a Kinect. DepthJS allows the interface application to be developed with browser technology like ExtJS 4.

DepthJS-powered interactive schedule kiosk demoed to Philadelphia transit authority

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