Authorities in Philadelphia fight corruption with iPhone

Residents of one of the largest U.S. cities now have a new weapon against corrupt parish, wrote fastcompany.com. Philadelphia politician has decided to fight fraud in local government services through a free application for the iPhone.

The program allows users to easily and quickly inform the committees concerned directly detected violations. Including sending pictures, audio and video. Moreover, it will be possible by pressing a button to signal for corruption of a special telephone line that will accept complaints.

For now, Philly Watchdog is only available for Apple’s iOS. The development of application has cost the municipality about 5000 dollars. Critics say the initiative innovation does not offer anything special and duplicate existing measures to combat corruption. However, there are quite positive reviews for Philly Watchdog, mostly because of ease of information transmission from humans to the authorities.

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