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Scottsdale asking for the public’s help via new smartphone app


May 21, 2013

Contact: Kelly Corsette, communications & public affairs director, 480-312-2336, kcorsette@scottsdaleaz.gov


Scottsdale asking for the public’s help via new smartphone app

Scottsdale is enlisting residents in the fight against cracked sidewalks, broken street lights, graffiti and other problems via a new smartphone app.

The “myScottsdale” app is free and available both for Android and Apple devices.
With a simple interface users can upload pictures that show the exact problem and report precise locations through the device’s GPS.

“The city has thousands of signs, lights, sidewalks, bus shelters, playground structures – things that break from time-to-time,” says Dan Worth, Scottsdale’s acting city manager. “We hope the public will use this app to help us get those problems fixed as quickly as possible.”

After reporting problems, users can opt to receive follow-up when the city has corrected the issue.

“myScottsdale” was developed at minimal cost to the city and marks Scottsdale’s first foray into the mobile application arena.

To download to your smart phone, simply search for “myScottsdale” on Google Play or iTunes, or download via the direct links below.