April 27-29, 2012, over 150 developers and designers will gather at Seattle City Hall to leverage available open data to improve the lives of Seattle residents. What should they build?

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The e-learning solution - learning for a lifetime

Most adults will freely admit they remember little from their formal education This app changes that. For e-learning: =============== Random or Sequential playback of GROUPED "Large font text (48point) with the associated video segments and or pictures. This app runs from a USB stick or DVD so sharing and copying is easy. Other search and display / play options makes this a well rounded Learning management system. ...more »

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History Binoculars

An application for your mobile phone. While you are in select cities, you would point your phone at an area and take a photo, and your phone would tell you the historical significance of that particular location. Sometimes even the areas that seem the most inocuous have an interesting history behind them. Great for tourism, and economic development. An area that before had nothing special about it, becomes interesting ...more »

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Camp Site Mobile Website

Washington State needs a mobile website or mobile application which allows residents to check campsite availability and also book and pay for camp sites. The program can be very quick and easy to use such as the hotels.com mobile application. Another nice feature would be to display the current temperature of the lake or river at that camp site.

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Litterwatch

The app would provide ability to report litter, dead animals, pot holes on our roads. Many times we find either litter or dead animals on the road but do not know where to report it. The app would provide the data to county so they can focus their road cleaning to the specific locations. User will be able to tap on the phone to record the geo location, or note down the nearest milestone or take a picture and send it to ...more »

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Legal Assistance Finder

The Legal Assistance Finder app provides contact information and website links for legal aid and other issue specific organizations around the state. There exists a significant amount of issue specific organizations like the Northwest Justice Project, ACLU of Washington, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence just to name a few. This app would help get those people that need assistance get in touch with ...more »

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Limited English Proficiency Assistance

This app would help people access limited english proficiency (LEP) services in a variety of government, medical, and legal settings, and what to do if they are denied these services. With the high number of people in Washington who do not speak English as their primary language or even primary speakers who do not have the language proficiency to understand complex documents, this would help a classically marginalized ...more »

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Public Restroom App

I'm not sure if there's readily available source information, but if there were an app for people to find clean restrooms open to the public that would be cool.

I drink a ton of water and luckily know where to go, but tourists and/or people new to any area would love it!

Or maybe it's just me...

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Pandora's Home

When searching for a home you can get a lot of data about prices, comps, and photos but there's a ton of data from the city and country you might not be aware of. Pandora's Home is a targeted application (mobile and/or web) that gives the end user information about permitted repairs, electrical work, sewer cards, and other pertinent data people need to know BEFORE they buy a home. This app will help users know up front ...more »

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Cruelty Tracker

There is a movement across the country to develop animal abuser databases. Let’s start local and build up! By following animal cruelty cases as they move from the streets through the court system we can empower enforcement authorities, concerned citizens, and animal rescue organizations in their goals of increasing awareness and initiating public policy.

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I hear sirens ...

What's the emergency?

Wherever you are, when you hear sirens, launch this app. It will use geolocation to figure out where you are, then check police, fire, 911, and other data to see what emergency activity is going on near you.

It can sort by distance, and also translate 911 jargon into plain English.

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Nearest Farmer's Market + What's Fresh

There are so many good farmer's markets around, but it can be challenging to remember exactly which ones are open when and where they are. Knowing what produce is fresh today can also help motivate consumers to find a market. This app would solve that problem. More creative possibilities are also there: for example, how could we help users build relationships with farmers? Would pull Farmer's Market locations from https://data.seattle.gov/Community/My-Neighborhood-Map/82su-5fxf ...more »

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