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Mobile 911

I want to be able to text messages and pictures to 911.

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Track Local Scams

Get mobile alerts when a scam (like a door to door charity scam) is reported near me. Submit scam reports. Search recent and nearby scam reports.

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"Know Your Officials" Game

Mobile game that shows pictures and/or gives clues about state, county, and city elected officials and staffers so I can learn more about them and earn points for guessing the correct name.

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Data Widgets for Neighborhood Blogs

Make widgets (e.g. WordPress widgets) that let local blogs easily re-use and filter open data sets for display on their blogs. For example, show recent crime reports by zip code.

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Local Blog Finder

Based on my GPS location, connect me to the nearest neighborhood blog(s) and/or event calendars.

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Neighborhood Block Watch App

A mobile app that finds my closest neighborhood block watch group, lets me join, lets me see which shifts are taken, and lets me sign up for watch shifts.

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Local Blog Tip Submitter

Let me submit a tip (including an image) to the nearest neighborhood blog such as a crime sighting, an oddity, an impromptu event, etc. Create a widget to display these tips on blogs' sidebars.

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Needs repairs? Report it.

I think this has been done elsewhere but it would be nice to text photos of various problems (a street light that's not working, a pothole, a damaged traffic sign, litter on a dangerous spot on a busy street, etc.) to a catch-all number and the app then routes that to the appropriate government agency to address. Then the app could provide feedback to all users - checking off projects as they are completed (all requests ...more »

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311 (like in NYC)

what many ideas already posted point to and could use would be a two-way data gathering and dissemination system like NYC's 311. I laugh every time I see an ad for King Co's "Links by Zip" How archaic! We need 311 to digest the data. Then apps to interface with it.

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Emergency wi-fi Mesh Network

Perhaps this is bigger than an app, but an app might be a part of it: let the citizens be able to deploy a Mesh Network of Wi-Fi access points that would join the city's emergency internet backbone or route around it if it is down. Ideally, we'd be able to re-purpose existing wi-fi hardware to do so. Wifi was a big part of relief in Haiti and it could be just as useful here for coordinating resources from the ground ...more »

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Limit cell data to SMS (text) during emergencies

During major emergencies, the cell network breaks under too much voice traffic. SMS requires way less bandwidth. So, why not anticipate the next big outage and work with cell carriers to limit the cell network to sms traffic, thereby increasing capacity by 10x- 100x. This ties in with text to 911 idea someone submitted--which would be an essential component if authorities chose to throttle voice and video traffic.

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What's this develpment project?

finds and describes development projects by location, and tells how to submit comments or ask questions. Names the neighborhood group/s the developer is communicating with.

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