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September 27, 2012
… solution, then perhaps a more effective crowd-based solution would be to use the crowd-based app Waze. That or go directly to the former Google Maps staff by using Google maps on your iPhone’s web browser. Somehow I don’t think this is what Apple intended.
If you can help shed some light on this issue, I’m all ears!
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September 19, 2011
… to find out where genuine customer frustrations are”. Here’s hoping.
Other apps like Waze and the (bizarrely named) Tiramisu use crowdsourcing to provide real-time, instant transport information: where the bus is or which roads are busy. FixMyTransport is much more long-term focused. Problems can be reported long after they happen. Campaigns could go on for months or even years. I guess we’ll have to wait and see whether the crowd will stick with FixMyTransport for the long …
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March 2, 2011
… given that crowdsourcing itself plays a role in increasing numbers of mobile apps (think of Waze, the crowdsourced traffic info app), it’s surely only a matter of time before the crowd testers end up rating a crowd based app (metacrowdsourcing?). I guess the question is, how many stars will the crowd give the crowd?
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November 29, 2010
… are not willing to go this far (vigilante behavior has never really appealed to me at least).
Waze to get ahead
So, is there anything a little less risky the crowd could do to get motorists to kill their speed? Makers of iPhone and Android app Waze certainly seem to think so. Designed as a navigation and safety aid, Waze draws on a crowd of drivers to create a global map of real-time, constantly updated traffic information.
As you drive, the app’s GPS system tracks where you are …
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December 13, 2010
… crowd efforts to fight speeding and car crime. Why don’t the police get onboard with apps like Waze I demanded? Well it turns out the cops are way ahead of me, at least those in the U.S home of rain, grunge and dubious romantic comedy, Seattle. After reading the blog, a friend of mine sent me a link to this local news report.
Not content with their 7000 regular Twitter followers, Seattle police have launched Getyourcarback on Twitter. Police post details of stolen vehicles (plates, …
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