Use this Objective-C SDK to develop the Socrata Open Data API (SODA) for iOS. SODA provides access to a variety of social data. This SDK can be added as a CocoaPods dependency, static library, or by copying the client sources and adding the dependent frameworks.
The World Bank, as part of its Open Data Initiative, had announced in April that it would bring global economic and development data to the web for the world to use. At that point in time, they had laid down a roadmap to make more statistics and indicators open by mid 2010. This is a reality now and the result is a new and improved World Bank data website.
As reported by the BBC, the UK government has established a task force, aptly named the Power of Information Task Force, to lead a massive data sharing effort. The task force was established in March of this year by Cabinet Office Minister Tom Watson with the goal of fostering social and economic progress by enabling widespread access to government data.