Over at Philly Clout, Catherine Lucey has a post about a new initiative that will allow city residents to fight corruption with their iPhones.
Very cool. The iPhone application released by the City Controller servers as a reminder that 311 was supposed to have a mobile application more than a year ago. Think how cool it would be to not only be able to report corruption, but also potholes, water leaks, and other problems that city government is supposed to fix. It’s the natural progression of using technology to make government work better for everyone.
So, whatever happened with the 311 mobile application that was supposed to be developed by the city? As the Controller noted, developing these types of applications isn’t rocket science. The Mayor’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the status of the 311 mobile application. We’ll keep you posted if we hear from them.