Right after that I worked on a book publishing project where I was suppose to auto update inventory for one book publishing house selling books at 10 different online locations as well as 10 physical locations. I learned big thing on this eCommerce project about the Book Publishing industry. This industry also has an amazingly structured data format for populating /sharing information across various websites.( No Wonder why Amazon started with Books & carry forwarded similar product feeds or it can be vice versa due amazon this industry adopted structured data)
After that I realized If structured data is followed one would be able to create multiple application layers on top of it. This amazed my journey with structured data.
My third project was my first entrepreneurial web project for real estate and can you believe this was the third straight experience on Structured Data? I learned about how IDX Feed for MLS works. Again specific format across the vertical and seamless information sharing.
During this journey I did get a chance to work on various feeds which includes sports feed, News Syndication, Business listings , TV schedule streaming and automobile inventor Feed. It gradually made a lot of sense.
Well after sometime Schema.org was introduce in search engine optimization / digital marketing industry to create more entity driven web content & to identify low quality content ( never thought that later it ll enable internet to transform user generated content heterogeneous data type such as Voice or video or image and vice versa)
Structured Data in the current world.
Now when I look at how things are going unfolding here onward, I believe some radical structured data format will come. Open Data ( Open Gov) movement also helped on significantly
Ride Sharing & Structured Data
Ex. All Shared Ride Platform, Shared Parking Lot Apps, Shared Room can come up with a single format to communicate with multiple applications as well as with public / private corps ( even if each one has its own infrastructure). Even Ride Sharing & Delivery Platform can come up with structured data format to bring homogeneous process. Ex single driver is on Uber, Lyft, SkiptheDishes, why three infrastructure should waste resources when it is pretty obvious it is the same driver who is going to work on it.
eCommerce Store has Product Feeds and it is also being used by retail store for inventory , return etc purpose. Bringing a more structured way of communication between two different platform would increase resource optimization as well as transparency.
Govt 4.0 with Structured Data
Government can also come up with a common standard of online communication between departments that can help artificial intelligence & machine learning software to create more meaningful analogy based on information exchange between various departments and ministries. For example If proper leave format is followed by departments, information can be available across the public sector. And this can lead to informed planning and decision making. We usually make decisions based on information we have & our ability to access the information.
Credit Rating For Immigrants
There is an interesting dilemma when it comes to assessing financial health of the immigrants. We normally obstructs growth when we put everyone in same line ( that is why we are fighting with current education system is not it?) Majority of immigrants get a visa only after all financial & criminal scrutiny. Except Financial Credibility new immigrants eligible to start life from where it stopped in home or previous country. Why not have a homogeneous format to share basic financial health information of an individual across the organization/country? Based on that more informed decision can be made and also bad or good financial baggage of an individual carry forward to new country.
In Developer language it would be great to have one common api documentation for the entire world with Unique Key-Value pairs. So much can be improved ( as well exposed)