Sunday, December 04, 2011

Coders Supporting the 99% Movement - Open-Source/Open-Data ATM Finder

This is the kind of project I love to publicize...in their support of the various Occupy movements around the nation, these folks have developed a free mobile app to locate nearby fee-free and local-bank ATMs.  (As you may know, most credit unions offer fee-free ATMs and, as non-profits, also charge MUCH more reasonable fees and offer much better interest rates than do the big national banks.)

This app is open-source AND open-data; in its initial phase, it only supports the Bay Area of California and Portland, Oregon.  However, there's nothing stopping interested parties from adding their own local information to the database.  If you're looking for a great way to support your fee-free local bank or credit union, take a look at this project and consider contributing your time to add data for your area.  I know I will be doing just that...

99 ATMs

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