Your City Needs These 7 Open Data Apps [Mashable] Mashable names two apps built by former Code for America Philly fellows: Councilmatic [find our previous coverage here] and MuralApp [find our previous coverage here].
City’s 3-1-1 system comes of age during Sandy crisis [Philadelphia Daily News] “In addition to those calls, the city’s new “Philly311” mobile app, launched in September, got a real-life test. Officials reported that 462 requests were made via the app from Sunday through Tuesday – and on Monday, at the height of the storm, “Philly311″ became the 33rd-most-downloaded app in the App Store, city officials said. A map of app requests submitted during the storm shows that residents across the city, in almost every neighborhood, used the app.”
Philly in Focus: Philly Startup Leaders – PSL now has a channel on the Comcast-run community news site Philly in Focus.
Cameras set up along Delaware River south of city [Philadelphia Inquirer] “A sophisticated system of cameras, radar, and video monitors designed by Boeing Co. has been set up at three undisclosed locations between the Commodore Barry Bridge, Marcus Hook, and Hog Island in Tinicum, aimed at providing increased riverfront security and the capacity to prevent, or react to, adverse events.”
Philly 311 blog – The city has started another blog to share stories of its work. The first entry focuses on how the 311 team dealt with Hurricane Sandy.
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