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Monday, March 22, 2010

Give The Power To The People...

...Boston did!


Imagine being able to walk down the street, notice a pothole and, within seconds, be able to snap a picture with your cellphone and send it directly to city hall. Boston residents can do that with the newly integrated Citizen Connect for iPhone!

Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz (Ward 6) has pitched this idea for the city of Somerville and the folks over at SomerStat listened and even showed the surprised BOA member a preliminary version of the application, but informed the committee that different operating systems on phones are preventing them from perfecting it as they want all devices, not just iPhones, to be able to run the app.

As a passionate promoter of integrating technology, I will be following this story closely and will update the website with new developments!

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