The City of Philadelphia has been ahead of the wave of innovation in the area of open data and gov 2.0, appointing Mark Headd as its first Chief Data Officer in August and releasing its Philly311 application earlier this month. Now, that application has been upgraded to what PublicStuff claims is the “most robust civic engagement mobile tool on the market.”
The new mobile version includes an improved user interface that will make it easier for public users to navigate the mobile app and PublicStuff web platform. In addition to the friendly user interface, the entire PublicStuff platform is now 100 percent responsive, which allows for optimal viewing of the platform from any device, whether it’s on your desktop, laptop, iPad or mobile.
Another unique feature of the mobile app includes the ability for cities, like Philadelphia, to completely brand the app with self-skinning tools and further control the functionality of the applications through the backend software system. Cities can upload their logo, change their color, update their description and then publish it immediately, without having to wait or go through a lengthy process. Another exciting feature that isn’t available on any other city mobile app today, is the ability for cities to utilize a number of widgets.
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