'The war on graffiti has just begun'
Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford promotes two smartphone apps for Android and iOS so you can report offensive piece of graffiti and city workers come to clean it up quickly!
Rob Ford, Toronto’s Mayor, has declared that “The war on graffiti has just begun” and is determined “to make this city spotless.”
Now, he's promoting two Smartphone apps to help report graffiti: SeeClickFix(seeclickfix.com/apps) for Android, Blackberry and iPhone, and TDOT311 (http://www.publicleaf.com/tdot311) for iPhone only.
Apparently, all you have to do is take a pic of the graffiti and send the location information. City workers will then work their best to rid the city of the artwork!Graffiti has become an issue and city officials, as part of the Clean Toronto Together program, made a commitment to remove reported vandalism within a 72-hour period. I’m not sure how much this costs tax payers every year, but it has to be in the millions. Ford has gone mobile with the initiative and approved two apps for Torontonians (or visitors) to use and report graffiti from their smartphone.
The apps are supported by the 311 service, but not created by the City of Toronto. The first is called “SeeClickFix Plus” and is free, compatible with Android, BlackBerry and iOS. The other, TDot311 is available on the iPhone, iPod and iPad and costs $1.99 (should be free), but $0.30 from every app sold will be donated to the Toronto Public Library Foundation.
Well, that's surely a funny and weird move!
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/...eport-graffiti
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://mobilesyrup.com/2012/04/18/to...as-just-begun/
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!