Friday, March 6, 2015

Report fraud? There's an App for that.

City Controller Alan Butkovitz unveiled a first-of-its-kind iphone application today that allows citizens to report waste and fraud in city government directly to the controller's office.

Report fraud? There's an App for that.

City Controller Alan Butkovitz unveiled a first-of-its-kind iphone application today that allows citizens to report waste and fraud in city government directly to the controller's office.

The app includes an option to shoot and upload videos and photos, a GPS function to instantly pinpoint the location of an incident and an option to report anonymously.

The app is available to be downloaded by searching "Philly Watchdog" on iphones and ipads, and through itunes on your computer. The app, which the controller's office developed for $5,400, is free.

"When it comes to reporting fraud and waste in Philadelphia, we have now have an app for that," Butkovitz said.

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