Simple task – Find out who Delhi traffic police has investigated and in how much time.
Where is the information – Right now on FB.
How can one get it
It should be simple, it is public data. You just get all the posts of Delhi traffic police spend few minutes in formulating a regular expression to extract the number plates. And follow it up by co-relating it to time it was reported and time it was “posted as action taken”. You can do fancier things by extracting entities and posting them back on map. But to start with access to reports and corresponding action taken post will be enough.
Challenge – FB’s dev policy unfortunately does not allow it 😦 or at least I could not make enough sense of the policy doc. I could not get a response from them and waited for reasonable time before posting it.
Twitter is better friend here.
Search firms should be allowed to gather posts of “recognized” public entities – in this case delhi traffic police. There need not be any access to its network of people who are “friends” with it or “like it”.