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Henon's mobile CityHall App is live, City's still coming

Earlier last month City Councilman Bobby Henon announced plans to create a free iPhone application called the CityHall App that would allow residents to make complaints and take photos of quality-of-life issues like trash, graffiti and potholes.

Henon's mobile CityHall App is live, City's still coming

Earlier last month City Councilman Bobby Henon announced plans to create a free iPhone application called the CityHall App that would allow residents to make complaints and take photos of quality-of-life issues like trash, graffiti and potholes.

His office told PhillyClout today that the app is now live. You can check it out and download it by going to Henon’s website.

Meanwhile, the city has said it should have its new free 3-1-1 mobile app up and running by the summer. Philly 3-1-1 is the city’s nonemergency call center, which handles a million calls a year. The app would allow residents to file complaints via a smartphone.

The city has been trying for two years to create a mobile app. A small group of PhillyRising workers had access starting last year to an app for Blackberries, but Managing Director Rich Negrin said earlier this month he was pushing for the latest plan to "have the broadest impact" and include the most mobile devices.

Recently, in a Clout column, Negrin expressed concern about there being more than one app, but he was enthusiastic about Henon’s plan.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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