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Open tennis courts

An app that would show the real-time availability of the city's public tennis courts. This would allow tennis players who arrive at court that is full to do a seach on their phones to see which nearby courts are not in use

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Wild Food Foraging Application

A guide to accessible wild foods. Visual identification tools and known locations map. Ample public road-side areas abound throughout the state, from which citizens could derive free basic nutrition. Buttercups, leeks, daisies, clovers, mushrooms, parsnips, chestnuts, watercress, wild lettuce, cattails and berries galore. I propose a moderated map interface, to provide free information to registered users on most likely... more »

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Traffic events app

Some sort of at-a-glance app for major events which will impact traffic (sporting events, parades, maybe even planned protests and school breaks). Perhaps even events at Key Arena/Seattle Center. If feasible, road closures and suggested re-routes (i.e. Broad Street, SLU changes b/c of Mercer construction work).

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Space

Do you need to find a conference room to hold a community meeting? How about teach a yoga class or a run a monthly D&D campaign?

This would be an app and a website that allows the user to search community centers and other public spaces for available times and locations to hold their meetings/classes, and allows them to sign-up, reserve or pay for the space. Search criteria can be entered, such as number of people, price... more »

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Where's my Car? (find your stolen car)

I would like an app that would report abandoned (possibly stolen) vehicles in a neighborhood and allow owners to possibly track down their car.

I know someone whose car was stolen in the middle of the night from in front of his house. It was found by the police by morning but the thieves had already stripped it and stolen everything from inside of it, even the battery and some parts. They left the vehicle to be picked... more »

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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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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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