Chris MacLeod, Director of Group Marketing in Tfl implies that today's announcment is just a beginning with openness of data and said: "I hope that our announcement will result in new relationships between the open data community and TfL/London’s Datastore. We know from international experience that the majority of smartphone apps built on public data are focused around the reuse of public transport data
"TfL accepts the developers need to recover their costs and derive a return from their time in creating new applications.
"This move will ensure that developers will be able to produce products independently and provide customers with a wide range of up-to-date applications and services.'"
By using TfL's Developers' Area web developers can get hold of a number of data sets and feeds to live London Underground/Tube travel news on London's Datastore.
Information on bus routes, bus stops and data from London Underground's Rolling Origin and Destination Survey will be added by the end of June.