Saturday, September 24, 2011

Self-service may be new city motto

Dialing a phone to report a pothole is so 2005.

These days, tech-savvy cities offer residents smartphone apps to document quality-of-life troubles.

If you live in San Jose, Glendale or certain parts of Los Angeles, you can point your camera phone at your neighborhood problem, snap a picture, type a description and hit send. The app forwards your GPS coordinates, along with the picture and description, to a city official who can arrange a fix.

I imagine someone's working on an app for HOAs as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is no "fix" for HOAs unless you analogize the fix to elimination as you would a pothole.