There’s a story of a blind man who was walking on a sidewalk with his stick, and there was a car parked on the sidewalk, preventing him from going ahead. So he had to walk on the street. Someone took a picture of this and posted it on Colab. As every post is sent to the city halls – and this one got a lot of attention and support from the crowd – the city administration decided to start a campaign to prevent impolite drivers from parking on the sidewalks. … [Read more...] about What makes a winning city app? Q&A with Colab’s co-founder Bruno Aracaty
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Ricciardi agrees. He also believes the ECDC should be a decision-making body not just advisory at times of crisis, and that the commission has to be given its head when coordination is vital. “The member states must learn that we need to prepare for this new normality – this will only be the first of a series of events,” he said. “We will have it in the future. The patterns of behaviour, trade and tourism, are changing around the world. And if we don’t realise this we are going to be seriously disappointed.” … [Read more...] about Revealed: Italy’s call for urgent help was ignored as coronavirus swept through Europe
"We set out from the fact that Istanbul is a sea city, surrounded by the Marmara Sea in the south, the Black Sea in the north and the Bosphorus Strait in between," Sinem Dedetas, head of the Istanbul City Lines, told Xinhua. … [Read more...] about Feature: Istanbul ferries offer pleasant, affordable journey amid hustle, bustle of city life
As you near your destination, having persuaded your Djump driver to come in for a beer, you could turn to Parker – which aims at the lofty goal of real-time notifications of parking spot availability. The company promoting the app, Streetline, is deploying wireless sensors in street parking spots around the San Francisco Bay Area and in other US and European cities, as well as aggregating information for 25,000 garages and lots, to save you the trouble of endlessly circling the streets and making your suggested Djump "donation", well, jump. … [Read more...] about Foursquare for dogs, and other smart ideas in the battle to AppMyCity!
From selecting a travel route to buying tickets and selecting activities, information plays a key role in deciding the objectives that will ultimately be used to describe the trip. A recent trip to Madrid, Spain, “the land of the rabbits” was done on the instance of Google, as part of activities aimed at demoing the power of its digital and mobile tools to create more enjoyable and stress free travel experiences. … [Read more...] about How Google’s digital tools improve travel experience