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New iPhone App Lets You Bother City Hall Instantly

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As reported in this week's Los Angeles Business Journal: CitySourced, a new iPhone app, lets you snap photos of urban annoyances like potholes, graffiti, and abandoned couches and send them directly to the appropriate city officials, according to the publication. Created by a company called Freedom Speaks, CitySourced utilizes the iPhone GPS system, so all you need to do is take a picture and describe the various problem (it has the usual suspects, trash, streetlights, etc., already listed)—the GPS will report where the problem is and send your message to city officials, as well as logging the reports into a database. Apparently the company will make money by charging cities a subscription fee (in the tens of thousands) to access that database. Just unveiled two weeks ago, it's probably too early for LA to have adopted the system, but that hasn't stopped the company from using our own city hall in their logo.
· Rare Case of Urban Blight Being Good for Business [LABJ]
· CitySourced [Official Site]

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