Attention Muniland! Do you have an idea for a public web or mobile application? Change.org is sponsoring a Hack for Change on June 18th and 19th and is soliciting ideas for their programming competition. Here are some of the ideas that have already been posted:
A reviews site that allows citizens to rate and evaluate city government services and departments
A site that makes government data more accessible and actionable
An app that lists all San Francisco city legislation and allows residents to vote on it
An app that notifies police of suspicious activity
Submit your idea today!
Muni Web 2.0 stars
Government Technology reports on the winners of a wonderful competition to create the best municipal Web 2.0 and social media technologies:
Santa Monica, Calif., was spotlighted for its XML feed that makes real-time parking information available to the public, including the number of parking spaces available in the city. The information is displayed on a city webpage with the number of spaces being updated every 60 seconds.
Arvada, Colo., received the award for its virtual city hall. Called “ASK Arvada,” the tool is designed to increase customer service by providing access to answers and the ability to request service with every department in the city. Requests can be sent through various mediums, including the Web, Twitter and smartphones.