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What do I do with…? recycling app

A mobile app that answers the question "What do I do with…?" a wide variety of items. Based on a simple keyword search or category selection, use GPS to provide mapping/directions and contact info for hundreds of businesses in the Puget Sound region that accept unwanted items for reuse, recycling or proper disposal. A website version of this already exists, but a mobile version would be much more useful for folks on the ...more »

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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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All Things Snow

Seattle shuts down when it snows. This mobile app would allow the city and region to provide critical information to everyone, especially during those marginal times when it's either starting up or melting away and nobody is quite sure what's going to happen. Possible inclusions: --Metro Transit status --School closures --Requests for help by local agencies serving low-income and homeless populations --UW campus closure ...more »

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Who do I call?

What number do you call if you have a non-emergency? Could we offer a single number via Twilio that has a directory so people could find the right number? Or maybe a single website with different organizations and numbers tagged and indexed, so that they can be easily found.

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