New smart app in Alameda County matches technology with civic engagement
Alameda County has over 1.5 million people, which means when a tree falls in the road, a power line goes down, or a teenager with a spray can decides they’re an artist, it can affect a lot of people.
County residents now have a new tool for reporting issues like these to their Alameda County Public Works Agency, and it comes in the form of a smartphone application called Mobile Citizen. The app, available for iPhones and Android phones, allows citizens to take a photo of the problem and submit it along with GPS coordinates gathered by their phone.
App Lets Drivers Report Potholes with Smartphone
A new app from Alameda County Public Works allows motorists to report potholes directly to the agency from their smartphones. The “Mobile Citizen” app works on Android or Apple devices. It lets users submit photos of potholes, graffiti, illegal dumping and other such requests for service directly to the county.