Montreal Foodtrucks Schedule Project

At my previous job I started a little project to have some information displayed on big TVs: News, internal news, Pictures, Company’s tweets, etc. I based the project on XIBO and combined it with an AndroidTV. That worked very well, the problem was finding relevant content for it.

I had this crazy idea that we could put the schedule of the foodtruck spot just in front of the office as one of the slide to show which truck is there today and which one are coming in the future.  The problem was that the schedule was not easily available.  I contacted the Montreal Food Truck association and they gave me a place to get the schedule easily through JSON and the project took off (Montreal’s open data policy helps!).

Beside the dates, you get the description, instagram pictures (if the truck uses the service) and a QR code that brings you to the truck’s profile page.

You can access the schedule live here (optimised for fullscreen 1920×1080):



If you want to access it for your displays, I would be glad, but please tell me beforehand.


Disclaimer: I’m not very good at writing articles, this is why I force myself to do it a bit more these days. If you have questions please fell free to ask in the comments I will answer every questions. Thanks for understanding.

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