Businessweek: 'Potholes - There's an App for that'
In Boston: The office’s most popular program is Citizens Connect, an app that allows people to report a variety of issues, including potholes and graffiti, directly to the right city department, along with pictures and a geo-tagged location. Since it launched in 2010, Citizens Connect has been downloaded more than 23,000 times and generated more than 31,000 repair reports. It allows the city to...
The Wall Street Journal: Tapping 'Big Data' to...
Woodbridge, N.J.: Entrepreneurs and investors are finding new ways to tap the predictive power of numbers, including ways to kill the traffic jam and other motorist scourges such as potholes. Via The Wall Street Journal
Baltimore Becomes Latest City to Adopt Mobile Apps...
Expands roster of governments using Spot Reporters to create mobile reporting channel for citizens September 19, 2011 — Connected Bits, a developer of mobile applications that connect governments and other organizations with their communities, today announced the latest deployment of its Spot Reporters framework with the launch of Baltimore’s new mobile 311 application. The...
Grand Rapids is live!
Grand Rapids just launched Spot Reporters for mobile citizens reporting. The application can be downloaded from the Android Market and the App Store. Read some early press, or check out the latest reports at grcity.spotgov.com and follow on twitter @grandrapids311.
Citizens Connect 2.0 launch party November 8th
Mayor Thomas M. Menino will be the guest speaker at Mobile Monday on November 8th to launch Citizens Connect 2.0 powered by Spot Reporters.
Potholes And Repairs? Boston Has An App For That →
NPR’s Morning Edition just aired a story on Citizens Connect.
Citizens Connect Posters
Citizens Connect Launch Event
We’re live! Today we launched the Citizens Connect iPhone app at a press event for Boston’s local news stations. Read the press release.
Citizens Connect submitted to the Apple App Store
Citizens Connect was submitted to the App Store today. Fingers crossed, but we feel very good about the release.
In the spring of 2008 we helped teach Building Mobile Applications with Android at MIT. I was fortunate to mentor a whip-smart team of students that went on to win the top prize in Google’s first Android Developer’s Challenge. It’s nice to see the project is still in active development.
Connected Bits is developing Boston's first iPhone...
The city of Boston will soon debut their first iPhone application. Citizens Connect allows residents to report local issues including potholes, graffiti, and broken streetlights, from anywhere in the city using their iPhone. Citizens Connect is the first application developed using Connected Bits’ Spot Reporters framework. Stay tuned for more details.