Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Boston - we have an app for that - The Boston Globe

Sign of the times.  I like the naming for the Australian equivalent in this app category: It’s Buggered Mate 

In October, they launched Citizens Connect, an iPhone application that allows users to alert city officials to graffiti, potholes, street light failures and other urban aggravations. Snap a picture on a phone equipped with GPS, hit send, and let the nearest public works yard worry about it. Other cities host similar applications that make it easier for tech-savvy residents to report urban eyesores. But Boston may be the first city that transfers that data directly from the citizen to the DPW yard, without a stopover in the City Hall bureaucracy. By June, the application should be available for Android smartphones.

Boston - we have an app for that - The Boston Globe

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