Firenze [Florence], TOS designs Eye of the Smart City app for accessible navigation
L'applicazione Occhio della città intelligente - or The Eye of the Smart City app - provides detailed navigation of popular destinations. The app uses maps and voice commands to direct users to features like bus stops and Wi-Fi hotspots. City designers and the University of Florence made the app customizable for visual impairments and foreign language translation. Eye of the Smart City includes itineraries created by local organizations for monument walks honoring Dante Alighieri.
Firenze [Florence], TOS
Münster, NW uses the Luca mobile app to quickly track COVID-19 infection chains
The City of Münster is partnering with the providers of the Luca app to enable a digital solution for COVID-19 contact tracing that can quickly track infection chains. The free Luca mobile app will allow shops, restaurants, cultural events, and private meetings to conduct digital check-ins and check-outs. In the event of a coronavirus infection, the Luca app will guarantee a secure and encrypted reporting chain to the health authorities.
Münster, NW is using resident-submitted tracking mobile data to develop a cycling path network
The City of Münster launched a tracking campaign for cycling paths on its new MoVe online portal. The city is encouraging cyclists to use the Naviki mobile app to record their daily journeys. The results will be used to inform the development of a local cycle path network expansion. The degree of optimization will depend on the amount of cycling data collected and submitted by residents during the campaign.
Manaus, AM tracks municipal employee health during COVID-19 with Info Saúde mobile app
Employees at the Municipal Secretariat for Labor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Semtepi) tested Info Saúde during a one-month pilot. Info Saúde presents a 15-question assessment designed by medical experts to app users. Semtepi employees received customized recommendations based on their responses while supervisors tracked employee wellbeing through weekly reports. The initial pilot allowed Manaus and the Sidia Institute to refine the app for use by all city employees.
Recife, PE boosts small businesses during the pandemic with the Income by App program
City officials randomly drew 500 recipients for Rendo por App - or Income by App - kits. Each kit included a bicycle, a helmet, and a smartphone with a data plan. Recipients including couriers, home-based businesses, and contractors use free equipment to earn income in a struggling economy. The Income by App initiative is part of a citywide poverty reduction program that includes entrepreneurship courses and a reimbursement program for job-related travel.
Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH is using the HulpApp to help anonymous victims of domestic violence
The Municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn is using the HulpApp to help victims of domestic violence and child abuse quickly and anonymously find help. The mobile app provides residents with resources including references to assistance organizations, a direct link to 112 for emergencies, and contact information for community police officers.
Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH
Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH partnered with Meld Misdaad Anoniem for anonymous crime reporting
The Municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn partnered with Meld Misdaad Anoniem (MMA) to increase public safety with anonymous reporting. Residents can use the MMA online platform to anonymously report information on crime, corruption, and fraud. The partnership allows the municipality to receive the same direct signals about crime and fraud provided to the police and judiciary.
Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH
Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH created themed park routes with QR codes to teach visitors about plants
The Municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn created themed routes in Park Zegersloot that use QR codes to engage visitors. By scanning the QR codes with a smartphone visitors learn about the various fauna and flora on the park routes. The "edible" route helps visitors discover fruits and edible parts of the trees, the "climate" route teaches visitors about resilient plant species that help the environment, and the "bee" route showcases sources of nectar and pollen.
Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH
Placer County, CA approves on-demand rideshare pilot for Kings Beach and Tahoe City
County-run Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) will work with Squaw Downtowner to operate the free service. Eight shuttles will be accessible by mobile app or phone call for pickups and drop-offs in the pilot zones. TART encourages commuters to connect their shuttle rides to regional bus stops. The pilot expands the county's public transit options and reduces traffic congestion during the summer travel season.
Placer County, CA
Basildon Borough Council, GB adopts GetVolunteering app for COVID-19 befriending service
Borough officials worked with Novoville to customize the company's app for the Our Community Befriending Service. Socially isolated residents are automatically connected to volunteers based on requester location, needs, and interests. GetVolunteering logs befriending team activities including social calls, grocery deliveries, and food bank service. The app allows volunteers to alert the borough to residents with worsening health conditions for service referrals.
Basildon Borough Council, GB
Long Beach, CA collaborates with Moovit on accessible transit planning app
The Moovit app uses Long Beach Transit data and crowdsourced information for a real-time picture of local traffic. Moovit considers traditional transit and shared mobility options when mapping the most efficient routes. App users plan every stage of their journey with features like stop alerts for fixed transit and voice directions. This initiative also takes accessibility into account with screen-reading features and filters for wheelchair-accessible transit options.
Long Beach, CA
Fortaleza, CE improves public involvement in combatting disease transmission with Xô, Mosquito! app
A request on the mobile app brings a pest control agent to the user's home for mosquito eradication. Xô, Mosquito! details cases of dengue fever, Zika fever, and other mosquito-borne diseases by neighborhood. Fortaleza residents can build weekly checklists in the app based on health and safety tips from public health officials. The app features informational pages on diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and typical breeding locations.