We’re excited to announce that IBM recently honored us as a Beacon Award Finalist at the invitation-only IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Mark Hennessy, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners & Midmarket
Using CitySourced, residents report broken street lights, potholes, graffiti, and other issues directly through the native smartphone apps built on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. These reports contain detailed information provided by the user, including location information and a photo. Using software we developed, these reports are automatically added to IBM Maximo, software used to maintain assets. Once that report is updated or resolved in Maximo, CitySourced notifies the app user, creating seamless two-way communication between the resident and their government.
- Jason A. Kiesel, Founder and CEO of CitySourced
In addition to partnerships with IBM customers Los Angeles Unified School District and the City and County of Honolulu, CitySourced has deployed its mobile reporting solution worldwide, including in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Omaha. International customers include cities in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and Abu Dhabi.
The California Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program recognizes outstanding achievements by California’s 482 cities. Redlands, CA was selected for the Award for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation for its Redlands 311 smartphone application. The City also received the Ruth Vreeland Award for engaging youth in city Government for the Redlands Emergency Services Academy. Redlands 311, developed by CitySourced, was among several initiatives the City of Redlands undertook as City leaders worked to overcome deep budget cuts and personnel reductions in the wake of the national economic downturn. Redlands 311 allowed city staff to engage the community in addressing residents concerns while directing limited public resources in a highly targeted fashion.
The app is free for resident to download and install and is available on various platforms including the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Users are able to record images, video and audio of issues such as potholes or graffiti, add a message and send it directly to City personnel. The application uses geo-tagging technology to automatically provide the problems location, simplifying the reporting process for users.
Using Redlands 311, smartphone users can report problems including:
- Abandoned bikes, vehicles and shopping carts
- Loose, dead or biting animals
- Homeless encampments or nuisances
- Illegal dumping
- Illegal fires
- Illegal signs
- Parking violations
- Overgrown or problem trees and plants
- Roadway or sidewalk dangers
- Non- working streetlights
- Polluting vehicles
This is the second award for the Redlands 311 app. In May the Center for Digital Government selected Redlands for its 2012 Best of California award for Best Application Serving the Public. Award winners are recognized at the League of California Cities Annual Conference, in Western City magazine, and on the Leagues website at http://www.cacities.org/Top/Partners/Helen-Putnam-Awards.aspx.
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David Hexem, chief information officer for Redlands, CA, was in Sacramento Monday to receive an award from the Center for Digital Government for the city’s use of its mobile 311 smart phone app. The application, powered by CitySourced, was awarded the 2012 Best of California award for Best Application Serving the Public.
GovFresh recently completed its 2011 GovFresh Awards and CitySourced won Best Civic Start-up and tied for App of the Year. The awards showcase all of the city and local leadership and great civic technology work that’s been developed throughout the year. The GFAs strive to highlight the best and brightest, help better connect citizens with government, provide city and local governments better visibility to into best practices and emerging technology, and create a general conversation around how government and citizens can make government great.
In its 16th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on innovation, functionality and efficiency. “The goal of every government website is to provide online services and information to constituents,” said Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. Corpus Christi’s Mobile CC, powered by CitySourced, was recognized as a leader in Government-to-Citizen City Government Category.
O We won another award! Our friends at San Francisco are too kind!
We were encouraged to read this e-mail from the fine folks at the Knight Foundation.
Dear Mr. Kralik – We have completed our review of your application to the Knight News Challenge.Congratulations! You have been selected to complete a full proposal.
Please remember that the Knight News Challenge contest requires several more steps before a final decision is made. This letter does not indicate that you have been selected to receive a grant.
You must complete your proposal form complying with the character limits and e-mail it along with your supporting materials by February 7, 2010.