CitySourced is a convenient app that lets you photograph and report issues like potholes, downed trees and broken signs and lights to your city government. It's an idea whose time has come -- phoning in a report or figuring out who to email is a hassle, and the person who receives your call or email probably has to type it into a database.
CitySourced skips that step and lets you send a convenient report with photos, map and description of the problem. It makes the city's job as easy as possible, and I'd be willing to bet it raises your chances of getting your problem fixed.
You can get CitySourced on your iPhone, BlackBerry or Android device, or just file and read reports via the website. Sign-in is a breeze, and doesn't even require creating an account if you connect with Facebook. CitySourced was a finalist in last year's TechCrunch50 startup contest, and I wrote that it would have gotten my vote if I had been judging.
As for whether it works well in practice, I just filed a CitySourced report here in Seattle and I'll be sure to update this post if the report turns out to be effective. Have you filed a report on CitySourced? Did it get results?
Monday, August 16, 2010
CitySourced makes it easy to report danger from the web or your mobile device