City Sourced App
  • City Sourced App
  • City Sourced App
  • City Sourced App
  • City Sourced App

City Sourced App

Nominated by krdclay


City Sourced


application, app, iphone, blackberry, android, city, government, technology


This is a wondeful example of system design.

The app on your Blackberry, Android or iPhone lets you take a picture of an infraction in your city. The app detects your location via GPS and once the image is loaded and approved, you are brought to the reporting screen. You can then identify what the problem is, add comments, and Tweet the problem out from your Twitter account.

Once you press “file”, the report is captured, bundled and automatically transferred to the government agency that is responsible for the infraction. On the back end, the city agency gets a web dashboard that lets them see how many reports have been submitted, a map mashup of where the reports are located, pending reports that are incomplete, and graphs that break down reports by type over a given period of time. Cities can then download all the data into a file. The app is free for the user and cities pay an annual license fee for the dashboard.

Comments (2)

    1. cvasquez8
    2. I just love the idea behind this app so much. There is so much that you can do with it. I see so many great things coming from it. asbestos information attorney maryland
    1. Nick W
    2. Am I the only one who finds this a little 1984? What kind of infractions, jay-walking? GeeZ! These become advanced referential profiling, though perhaps not based on race. Couldn't the cities do something better with their money like secure water quality? The app builders could program a monitoring system instead
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