Featured Apps

Here are some incredible apps made possible by local open data efforts around the country, many are featured in Citizenville.


1. CPR App

Innovative location-aware iPhone application pioneered by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District offers an unprecedented level of civic engagement in public safety by dispatching CPR trained citizens to cardiac emergencies occurring nearby.

2. StreetBump

Street Bump is a crowd-sourcing project that helps residents improve their neighborhood streets. Volunteers use the Street Bump mobile app to collect road condition data while they drive. The data provides governments with real-time information to fix problems and plan long term investments.


3. Routesy

Routesy will help you find your way around the Bay Area’s top transit systems — San Francisco Muni and BART — in real time. Simply choose the line you want to ride, and Routesy will show you the closest stop or station, along with real-time prediction data to make sure you make it on time.

4. Crimespotting

San Francisco Crimespotting is an interactive map of crimes in San Francisco and a tool for understanding crime in cities.

5. City of San Francisco Recreation and Parks App

The SF Rec and Park App allow users to find locations (including Parks, Playgrounds, Dog Parks, Museums, Rec Centers, Picnic Tables, Gardens, Restrooms, News, Events, and POI’s all provided with descriptions, pictures and displayed on a GPS enabled Mobile Map. Ability to search and filter through thousands of locations and facilities.

6. SFPark

SFpark.org helps drivers park smarter in San Francisco. See real-time availability and prices for parking spaces on streets and in City garages across eight SFpark pilot areas:

  • Marina
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Fillmore
  • Financial District
  • Civic Center
  • Hayes Valley
  • SoMa
  • Mission



7. Facebook 311

The city of San Francisco now has a Facebook application that integrates with SF 311 service requests. The San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center is the primary point of contact for City and County of San Francisco government general services.



8. Adopt A Hydrant

Claim responsibility for shoveling out a fire hydrant after it snows.

9. Blight Status

BlightStatus makes it simple for residents to find out what’s going on with blighted properties in their community – no long waits on the telephone or visits to City Hall required.

A great example of government transparency at work, BlightStatus pulls up-to-date property information directly from the City’s official records, providing a single, comprehensive and authoritiative view to the public for the very first time.


10. Look At Cook

Every year our Cook County government budgets and spends more than $3 billion. The County's budget impacts our lives every day. All of its funding comes from you—your sales and property taxes, your purchase fees on gas, and other goods. County funding drives the jail, public hospitals and clinics, the Cook County courts, and dozens of other civic institutions designed to make our region prosperous, efficient, and fair. Yet, too many residents don't understand what Cook County government is or what it does. They keep asking, “Where exactly does our money go?”

11. Look At Whitewater

Explore the City of Whitewater’s budget from 2000 to 2012 and learn how the money is being spent. ?