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Dallas, TX protects community from mobile device security threats with Dallas Secure app

Dallas and local firm Zimperium designed the free app for cybersecurity threats faced by mobile device users. Dallas Secure automatically identifies phishing links, unsecured connections, and malware even without a connection. App users receive recommendations for improving device security with each identified threat. There was a privacy-first procedure during the app's development with no personal data collection and monitoring limited to necessary device features.

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Dallas, TX

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Herrenberg, BW introduces the stadtnavi mobile app for sustainable multimodal commutes

Herrenberg used funding from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure for a pilot version of the app. Commuters enter departure and arrival addresses into stadtnavi for available transit options. The mobile app recommends trains, buses, bikeshares, and other modes based on user needs. Additional features include a parking vacancy map and taxi statuses at the train station. Future plans for stadtnavi include real-time mapping of traffic congestion.

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Herrenberg, BW

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Baden, NOE partners with ÖBB-Personenverkehr on a citywide low-emission mobility service

The ÖBB 360 Baden service will feature 50 e-scooters, 15 e-bikes, and four electric cars by spring 2023. Commuters use the wegfinder app to plan trips anywhere in Baden by combining public transit and micromobility options. The app also enables rentals with prices of 0.20 euro per minute for e-scooters, €2.20 per hour for cars, and €35 per day for e-bikes. Municipal officials selected the Austrian-based operator after a continent-wide search.

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Baden, NOE

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Austria

South Norfolk District Council, GB develops waste education mobile app for improved recycling rates

The Bin Collection South Norfolk app allows users to search for curbside collection dates by address. Households can set reminders to bring out their bins and receive alerts about collection delays or schedule changes. The mobile app also challenges residents to a waste sorting game featuring common household waste items. South Norfolk and Broadland councils are hoping that the in-house app can boost residential recycling rates to at least 60%.

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South Norfolk District Council, GB

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Broadland District Council, GB

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Stirling Council, GB creates immersive experience for residents and visitors with Stirling XP AR app

The UK-first project allows Stirling XP users to navigate throughout the city in augmented reality. A 3D map supports step-by-step directions from the user's location to their next destination. Stirling XP incentivizes tours of cultural destinations with new filters and digital collectibles. The mobile app improves the accessibility of historical buildings with virtual experiences. Council officials worked with BT and Seymourpowell on the project's development.

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Stirling Council, GB

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Charlotte, NC connects commuters to real-time intersection data during TravelSafely Pilot

The Charlotte Department of Transportation asks commuters in the South End to download TravelSafely. The free mobile app alerts drivers moving at high speeds to pedestrians and cyclists at upcoming intersections. Audio and visual alerts also inform commuters about upcoming red lights, green lights, and slow-speed zones. City officials will compare crash data before and after TravelSafely's introduction when evaluating its contribution to a Vision Zero strategy.

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Charlotte, NC

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Varberg, SE conducts travel habit survey of local residents using TravelVu mobile app

Municipal officials recruited12,000 residents aged 15 to 74 for the month-long campaign. Participants were asked to record at least five days of travel behaviors through TravelVu. The mobile app automatically tracks travel distances, times, and types with users prompted to confirm information at the end of each day. Varberg incentivized participation in the survey with an end-of-month drawing for 10 SEK 500 gift cards to local restaurants.

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Varberg, SE

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Port Huron, MI uses federal ARPA funding for expanded telehealth services to local families

City council members approved $148,000 for a year-long pilot of Talkspace subscriptions. Each subscription includes monthly video therapy and real-time messaging. This pilot provides coverage for 133 residents aged 14 and over. Parents and guardians also access self-guided lessons and live weekly classes through the Parenting Guide from Lasting app. Port Huron and St. Clair Community Mental Health partnered on the pilot due to concerns about mental health access in the region.

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Port Huron, MI

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San Diego County, CA introduces ShakeReadySD mobile app feature for early earthquake warnings

ShakeReadySD was incorporated into the existing SD Emergency app following a collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Seismic activity recorded by the agency's 770 underground sensors triggers alerts to app users. The criteria for activating ShakeReadySD include magnitudes of 4.5 or higher and shaking intensities of 3 or higher. The long-term goal of ShakeReadySD is to improve earthquake safety by alerting residents ahead of seismic waves.

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San Diego County, CA

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Wyre Council, GB commissions augmented reality apps for coastal sculptures and heritage trails

The Discover Wyre Trails initiative started with an AR app for five statues along the coast in Cleveleys. Project partner This Great Adventure used the illustrated book "The Sea Swallow" as the basis for music, designs, and text in the mobile app. App users discover animations when pointing their phones at the Mythic Coast art pieces. Future AR apps approved by Wyre Council will explore heritage trails in Fleetwood and Garstang.

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Wyre Council, GB

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Philadelphia, PA integrates smart technology into commercial loading zones with Smart Zone pilot

Twenty-one locations east of South Broad Street are designated as Smart Loading Zones for the six-month pilot. Delivery drivers locate available zones using the Pebble Drive mobile app. The app is used for zone reservations and navigation assistance. There is a $3 hourly rate for Smart Loading Zone use paid through Pebble Drive. The SmartCityPHL team will measure how the pilot impacts parking enforcement, traffic times, and commercial deliveries.

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Philadelphia, PA

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Welland, ON conducts pilot of YourWelland mobile app for improved traffic to local businesses

Welland worked with the Region of Niagara and two local Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) on the app. YourWelland presents a comprehensive picture of local restaurants, entertainment venues, and events throughout the city. App users can also learn more about city services and share their feedback. A six-week pilot will evaluate the most useful features to users as well as YourWelland's impacts on business turnover.

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Welland, ON

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Canada

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