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City Looking for North End Residents to Test its New iPhone Application to Report Problems

The City of Boston is inviting North End residents to be beta testers for its new iPhone application. Called Citizens Connect, the app will allow residents to take pictures of neighborhood problems and send them direct to City Hall for resolution. (Yes, I have already signed up.) Here is the information:

Dear North End residents,

As you may have read last month, the City of Boston is preparing to
launch a new municipal iPhone app called Citizens Connect, which will
allow residents to take pics of neighborhood nuisances and email them
straight to City Hall for resolution. Building upon the City’s 24-hour
hotline, this app will make it easier and faster for iPhone users to
convey pressing local needs to City Hall.

This is the first app of its kind in the country, and the Mayor’s
Office is looking for a couple dozen residents to test out its beta
version.

If you have your own iPhone and would like to help refine this
exciting new program through beta testing, please email
citizensconnect@cityofboston.gov. Participants will be chosen on a
first-come, first-served basis, and Nigel Jacob from the Mayor’s
Office will be in touch with the details.

Please take advantage of this opportunity if you can–it’s a great way
to contribute to a major improvement in the City of Boston’s services

Sincerely,
Devin Cole
ONEin3 Boston Manager

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