Harris County launches app to report road issues

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Associated Press

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 10:49 AM

HOUSTON -- Harris County has launched a mobile application for Android users that allows residents to report road issues, such as potholes and downed trees, from their smart phones or tablets.

The Houston Chronicle reports Sunday an "app" for Apple devices is expected to be launched next month. The existing Android app was downloaded 54 times as of last week, resulting in five service requests.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says this is an example of Houston’s government being on the cutting edge of technology. A user can photograph an issue, point to it on a map or allow GPS technology to pinpoint its location, label the problem and then submit it to the county.

The app has received a Best of Texas award from the Center for Digital Government.

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