When location-based applications first became popular in the Philippines, the possibilities were endless. And the same could be said when it finally caught on in the US. What would you do with location-based services? Lots of helpful apps have come out like locate your friends, track your family's whereabouts, find a restroom, a coffee shop, resources for baby - but I think SeeClickFix.com is one of the most empowering yet.
SeeClickFix lets you report a non-emergency issue to your local government - issues like potholes and graffiti. Ever since Los Angeles' mayor announced that he was going out and helping fix potholes himself in LA I cannot help but think of him every time I come across a road full of potholes in his area of responsibility. I always feel like telling him about where he should go in his pothole-filling escapades - and SeeClickFix is the tool that can help us do just that.
In our peaceful little town of Orange, the only issue I feel like reporting is the graffiti that sometimes makes its way to walls or street signs. Although I must admit it has been a while since I have seen any - which may be due to the highly visible police presence in our area in response to cases of robberies within our vicinity. Our law enforcement personnel are very vigilant when it comes to protecting our small town and I am very grateful for that. They are not going to let the crime rate go up in Orange - so they are working round the clock to prevent it.
Combine a great local government with tools to empower the community to protect their home and you have a peaceful small town with happy people. Do you think SeeClickFix can help your city become a better place for you and your family? Share your thoughts in the comments section.