Dutch city launches iPhone app for lodging civic complaints

This reminds me of FixMyStreet a project I blogged about three years ago. As my fellow readers know I really much like these sorts of application to engage citizen in a more active engagement with local government.

Potholes, stray garbage, broken street lamps? Citizens of Eindhoven can now report local issues by iPhone, using the BuitenBeter app that was launched today. After spotting something that needs to be fixed, residents can use the app to take a picture, select an appropriate category and send their complaint directly through to the city council. A combination of GPS and maps lets users pinpoint the exact location of the problem, providing city workers with all the information they need to identify and resolve the problem.

Website: www.buitenbeter.nl

Related projects:

In San Francisco, civic complaints via Twitter

NYC challenges developers to create apps using city data

Tagging repairs for local government


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