As many of you probably know, there was this huge pothole on Gungahlin Drive. Every morning for 6 months, I would notice the small traffic jam that resulted from people slowing down to avoid this pothole. After 4 months, I wondered why it hadn’t been fixed and called up Canberra Connect. To my surprise, no one had reported it! To help the Canberra Community, and to make it easier to fix problems like the one I noticed, we’ve worked hard and released our newest (and free!) app, Community ProTag.
The gist behind is it is that it lets you report community problems like potholes or broken street lights, and lets you see problems being reported around you.
To make sure the problems go to someone who can do something about them, we’ve been talking to Canberra Connect. The problems reported on Community ProTag are aggregated and sent so that they go through the official channels. We are starting out slow, and so we’ve released it on Android only, and it doesn’t have the full list of features we have in mind. Amongst the many ideas we have, we think that the coolest feature will be seeing when your problem is “acknowledged” by the relevant government council, and ultimately when its “fixed”. That said, please let us know if you had something in mind! Rest assured, we’re working on an iPhone version as well.
To download, please check out it here, and let us know your thoughts, opinions, or suggestions!
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