We’ve learned that if we can make it easy for service teams to improve and publish accessible forms, these teams will make things better for millions of people. So we’re starting an alpha to explore what this might look like.
How Government as a Platform works
Government as a Platform makes it easy to assemble digital services out of shared components, eg service patterns, products, data and a joined up approach to hosting. This frees service teams across government to spend their time on designing high quality, straightforward user-friendly services, rather than starting from scratch.
We ran a discovery to work out what Government as a Platform components we should look at next. In this post, we talk about our findings and why we're now looking into how services, particularly those without access to a software development team, can more easily collect information from their users.
Building and strengthening our common components and shared platforms, is at the heart of what we do at GDS. Here’s detail on our progress and product iteration since we last blogged in March.
In this post Richard Buttrey talks about the market briefing held at TechUK. He explains the opportunities Government as a Platform offers suppliers.
A delivery manager and developer from the Environment Agency's 'I want to fish' service talk about their experience using GOV.UK Notify to keep their users informed.
As more and more services begin to adopt our Government as a Platform components, we’ve decided to post regular updates on our progress building them. This is a list of what we’ve done so far in 2017. We’ll iterate the format of these updates to make them as useful as we can.
The Government as a Platform team is looking for a Policy and engagement Lead. Ben Welby explains why the team is looking for someone with a strong business to business-to-business background and what their focus in this role would be.
As Stephen Foreshew Cain said Sprint 16 was a great day and Government as a Platform was very much at the heart of it. In case you missed it or weren’t there, here’s a quick recap on the Government as a Platform highlights from Sprint 16.
We’ve drafted some principles (similar to the GDS design principles), to define how things in the Government as a Platform toolbox should be built and run.
Seb Tallents writes about Government as a Platform as a range of products, which will form a single platform on which service teams can build brilliant transactional services.