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.