Seen any potholes/graffiti/street lights out? Well, now you can report it directly to the City using your iPhone!
That’s right, the City of Boston has built Citizens Connect, a free iPhone app that’s all about giving you active citizens an easier way to help us do our jobs.
The app allows people to snap photos of problems they see around town, which are tagged with their GPS-determined location and sent directly to the City to be dealt with. You even get a tracking number so you can follow your request and make sure we address it in a timely manner.
To get involved, just head to the iPhones App Store and download for free. You can also get it from the City’s website.
“The Citizens Connect iPhone application is a great example of new urban mechanics,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “We are using the latest technology to make government even more accessible and more responsive to our constituents. We are excited for residents and visitors to use this application and help us keep Boston beautiful.”
As with any new project, we welcome your feedback, so please comment early and often on the utility of Citizens Connect!
To learn more, click here.