Pittsburgh gets its own iPhone app
From the App Shopper site:
Using their iPhones, Pittsburghers can take photographs of incidents (such as potholes, traffic gridlock, etc.), and have these automatically geotagged and submitted instantly to the City for resolution and handling.
While this seems like small potatoes, Peduto states that three more “e-democracy” applications are due later this year, and there are plans to expand iBurgh across platforms to include other phones as well.
While it’s touted as a way to point out traffic problems, the upcoming G20 summit may also be a major venue to use the app as a way to alert authorities to vandalism and illegal protests, or conversely, to monitor and report police activity against protesters.