Voter wants to be Tinder for politics

Voter co-founder Hunter Scarborough shares the vision and mission behind his new venture.

Procurement app hōrd gets an upgrade

Northern Virginia-based development firm GovTribe recently released an upgrade to its federal procurement iPhone app hord.

Big feet: Walkonomics wants to crowdsource the friendliness of the world’s streets

Walkonomics mobile app rates and maps the pedestrian-friendliness of every street in San Francisco, Manhattan and England.

Appallicious joins with SF to launch park and rec iPhone app

Later today, as part of Innovation Month, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will unveil SF Recreation & Park’s official iPhone App, SFRECPARK, developed for San Francisco by mobile commerce company Appallicious.

GovFresh Q&A: Fix 311

Fix 311 aims to be a nationwide app for the 311 system using smartphones and GPS. Fix 311 also includes a CRM system to manage cases.

Palo Alto CIO on building the ‘digital city’

Palo Alto (California) Chief Information Officer Jonathan Reichental shares his vision of the “Digital City” with attendees at the Silicon Valley iOS Developers’ Meetup on May 21, 2012.

Mobile democracy: How governments can promote equality, participation and customer service

There’s a lot more to democratic government than holding elections and town hall meetings.

The 411 on the 311: Q&A with Commons founder Suzanne Kirkpatrick

We asked new 311 iPhone app Commons co-founder Suzanne Kirkpatrick to share her thoughts on the new venture, 311 and trends in open government and Gov 2.0.

New mobile app Commons gets creative with 311

TechPresident’s Becky Kazansky has a great overview of Commons, a new 311 iPhone app that makes use of gaming and social features to better engage citizens.

Missouri town uses YouTube to re-define public access television

The city council of St. Charles, Missouri has launched Discover St. Charles, a YouTube channel that delivers department updates to citizens using short video clips.

YouTown: Local gov on the go

YouTown is a mobile application that wants to make it easier for you to access your local government information all in one place.

Blockboard puts the whole neighborhood in your hands

Blockboard is the latest start-up building a location-based mobile application that aims to give you a hyperlocal view into everything happening in your neighborhood.

SF Routesy founder on open data, advice to developers and government

GovFreshTV talked with Routesy founder and developer Steven Peterson about his experiences creating the app and asked him to share his advice to civic developers and government.

Free EcoFinder iPhone app simplifies SF recycling

EcoFinder is a free iPhone app that helps San Francisco residents and businesses find recycle locations throughout the city, including electronics, appliances and mattresses.

Routesy founder talks open data, gives advice to civic developers and government

GovFreshTV talked with Routesy founder and developer Steven Peterson about his experiences creating the app and asked him to share his advice to civic developers and government.

Zonability founder shares thoughts on apps, open data, advice to civic developers

Zonability founder Leigh Budlong discusses her work, challenges with open data, thoughts on Gov 2.0 and shares lessons-learned advice to other civic developers.

Fire chief discusses how new app lets community help save lives

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price shares the latest on a new app that links trained volunteers with heart attack victims using GPS-enabled smart phones.

Fresh wrap: sf.govfresh

Public servants, developers and entrepreneurs gathered together to discuss and learn about the civic value of open data and how the City of San Francisco and private citizens are leveraging this opportunity at sf.govfresh, Sept. 1, at Adobe Systems’ San Francisco offices. Speakers included San Francisco Chief Information Officer Chris Vein, Mom Maps Founder & CEO Jill Seman, San Francisco Department of Technology Director of Innovation Jay Nath, Stamen Partner Michal Migurski, Routesy Founder Steven Peterson and SF Environment Internet Communications Coordinator Lawrence Grodeska.

YourGOV iPhone app gets the 311, helps citizens report non-emergency issues

YourGov is a free 311 iPhone app from Cartegraph that helps citizens easily forward their observations and concerns to local governments. YourGOV users can submit issues — such as such as potholes, fallen trees, vandalism, and street light outages — complete with location, unique details, and photos. Once submitted, YourGOV will automatically deliver requests to the appropriate participating government agency.

New White House iPhone app parody commercial

Everyday Banter created a parody video of the new White House iPhone app. (HT OhMyGov!)

Best line: “Haven’t heard from Obama in the last six minutes and need to make sure he’s still in charge? There’s an app for that.”

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