Posted by: tonygurney | October 25, 2010

New iPhone/iPod app enables automatic reporting of problems to councils.

Is your Council doing enough?

Have you ever tried to report a problem to your Council? Then you’ll know how frustrating that can be. We take this problem away by simply using your phone’s GPS and camera to route your report to the local Council. The Council now has all the information it needs to deliver a first time fix.

“Social” Responsibility

Yes, it’s a bit tongue in cheek but you get the idea. You can publish your report on Facebook and Twitter so your friends can see how easy it is to report their own issues. That way, everyone can see what’s being fixed (or not) by your local Council.

Powered by People

No doubt you’ll have heard talk of ‘Big Society’, ‘crowdsourcing’ and how the government is encouraging people to take an active role in their communities. Well, part of the reason we created Speak Up! was because we absolutely believe that the only way we can make a difference is by working together.

Yup. Speak Up! is
iOS 4 compliant so whilst you’re taking a photo of the problem and doing your bit for society, we’re figuring out who to send the report to.

How does it work?

  • Simply click on the most appropriate category for the problem
  • Take a nice picture and leave a comment
  • Add your contact details so the Council can let you know when it’s fixed
  • Submit your report and we’ll do the rest

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Responses

  1. Hi Tony, many thanks for highlighting @speakupapp. It is because of support from people like yourself that is helping us to build the service and get problems fixed.HaydnSpeak Up!

  2. You're welcome Haydn. I've a vested interest as my secret identity is Councillor Gurney. :-)<div><br></div><div>Keep up the good work.</div><div><br></div><div>Tony<br><br></div>


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