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CITY INTRODUCES THREE NEW SMARTPHONE APPS
(Thurs., June 28, 2012)—If you’re interested in avoiding traffic snarls, providing feedback regarding tsunami sirens, or finding the statue of Israel Kamakawiwo‛ole, the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Information Technology (DIT) says there are “apps for that.”
DIT has partnered with software developers to put key information in the hands of smartphone and computer users. “We are using mobile applications to provide useful information for the public and make them aware of what is happening around them in a timely manner. It’s exactly what a 21st Century city is supposed to do,” said
The new applications include:
“The launch of these applications, and the way in which they were developed and implemented, shows how the City and County of Honolulu is leading in its use of technology to work directly with citizens," said Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director of Code for America. "By using lightweight, innovative approaches, reusing existing software, and building deeper connections with residents,
“These applications were created to save residents and visitors time, offer convenience, be more civically involved, and be aware of what is around them,” said Mick Thompson, a 2012 Code for America Fellow working with the City & County of Honolulu this year.
These new applications are available on the City’s http://can-do.honolulu.gov/ transparency website that also includes DaBus,