Company / App Name: Illustreets
What does it do?
It compiles open data such as deprivation, education, crime, and economic indicators, and uses emergent visualisation and mapping technologies to help users looking to move anywhere in England find the best places to live for their budget.
Why do we need it?
Because in England, and especially in London, there are big socioeconomic differences even between areas that are in close geographic proximity. On the other hand, the properties available in these areas have the same price tag.
Who is it for?
Anyone contemplating to buy or rent property, or even planning to live temporarily whilst travelling, anywhere in England, UK.
What makes it stand out from the crowd?
As far as we are aware, at the moment it is the first and only neighbourhood profiling app which gives the possibility to get information on the fly, whilst hovering over, or clicking on, any location on the map.
Much more local information to be added soon, as well as the possibility for users to save favourite areas and searches. We also plan to implement functionality for comparison between areas.