Archive for August, 2010
CitySourced is a web site and mobile application for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry that helps you report issues in your city and get the word out.
CitySourced Helps You Report Local Issues to Get Them Fixed From the main page you can enter your location to see the currently reported issues in your area or file a new report of your own. What’s really neat, however, is that you can submit an issue directly from your cellphone.
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We mentioned CitySourced almost a year ago but it looks like they have finally released their BlackBerry app. Their app lets smartphone users report civic issues to appropriate city departments from your BlackBerry.
That means you would be able to report potholes, graffiti, trash, snow removal, etc. by taking a picture. It will then add your GPS location and will load up the picture into the reporting app. Then you identify what the problem is and send the report to the city agency in charge of that issue.
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Ever hear of CitySourced? No? Well, we received a note from the good developers over there just a little while ago… informing us about the new availability of an Android and BlackBerry flavor of their mobile app. Woohoo! Before I touch on that, here’s a quick overview of what CitySourced has to offer.
CitySourced is a real time ‘civic management platform’. If you come across any public safety, environmental or any other issue you believe your local government should be aware of… you can turn to City Sourced to help ‘get the wheels in motion’ and report the issue to the proper authorities. Below is the official description:
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It looks like the cap on the bp oil well is going to work, however that doesn’t mean the gulf oil spill cleanup is over. It’s estimated that there is going to be oil washing on the shore for months. We are glad to be working with Skytruth documenting the oil spill with Android and iPhones. Recently Jack Johnson who has been promoting gulf awareness got involved with us and has been promoting us at his concerts in the region.
“Johnson is also encouraging his Gulf Coast fans to report the oil spill impacts that they witness first hand. All At Once non-profit partners Ocean Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation have collaborated with CitySourced to develop the SkyTruth Oil Spill Reporter — a free smart phone application that empowers Gulf Coast residents to snap and tag photos of oil on the land, in the water, and affected wildlife. These citizen reports help prioritize clean-up efforts and document the extent of the spill for policy makers and the public.”
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