Data Software Company Aims to Revolutionize Access to Restaurant Inspection Scores

May 28, 2015

Imagine being able to travel to any city in the country — or even the world — and pull up Yelp, Urbanspoon, or a similar smartphone app and instantly access a universal health inspection scoring system for the restaurants you might want to patronize.

You could immediately see which restaurants failed recent health inspections, had major violations, or even caused a foodborne illness outbreak — all in a clear, easy-to-understand scoring system rating a restaurant’s health record from zero to 100.

That’s the vision of open data software company Socrata, which is launching an initiative in June to begin familiarizing local…