3 Ways Branded Mobile Apps Help Cities

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As initiatives go, Open Data is still in its infancy, with most early-adopters only two or three years out from the release of their first data sets. As the CEO of APPCityLife, a civic tech company supporting the delivery of those data sets into useful civic mobile apps…

APPCityLife Offering Mobile Platform at Hack My Ride: VTA’s Transportation Idea Jam

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? Check out our latest press release: APPCityLife Offering Platform at Hack My Ride: VTA’s Transportation Idea Jam APPCityLife is proud to announce the company is a technical sponsor of Hack My Ride: VTA’s Transportation Idea Jam taking place in San Jose, California, this weekend. APPCityLife is a…

Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model

One of the best known civic mobile app contests is the NYC BigApps Challenge. The competition has attracted hundreds of teams from around the world, all vying for high dollar prizes and the promise of a coveted contract with the City of New York. Since the contest’s inception five years ago, hundreds of apps have beenContinue reading “Addressing the Downside of Civic Hacking: Creating A Financially Sustainable Model”

Fishing For Trash: Sometimes the Solution is Really Simple

When Jaime Lerner, three-time mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, two-time governor of Parana State, and serial entrepreneur, was faced with dirty rivers killing the fish as well as the livlihood of local fishermen, cleaning up the river became one of his top priorities. “When a fisherman caught a fish, he could keep it,” said Lerner atContinue reading “Fishing For Trash: Sometimes the Solution is Really Simple”