Apps

July 4, 2016, 11am PDT
An intrepid student has created a simple chatbot program that helps people get out of parking tickets.
Ars Technica
June 22, 2016, 12pm PDT
Hate it or love it, Uber has changed the transportation game across this country. To boost ridership and change its public image, transit should consider taking some cues from the rideshare giant.
Market Urbanism
June 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
Accounts of disgruntled residents responding by any means necessary to the flood of cars beckoned by the whims of navigation apps like Waze are spreading across the country.
The Washington Post
May 10, 2016, 9am PDT
These 20 apps and services will help you engage with everything Chicago has to offer in a whole new way.
Netted
April 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
Regular bus riders know how integral an accurate real-time bus arrival system can be to the experience of bus transit. D.C. Metro just made a switch in technology, and Greater Greater Washington evaluated the results (so far).
Greater Greater Washington
April 9, 2016, 7am PDT
Apps that improve city living and quality of life in cities are coming to the market seemingly every day. That's fine: it would be impossible to have too many apps for exploring options in street food.
The City Fix
April 6, 2016, 6am PDT
It's the details of transit apps that matter to users, so the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) just made a change of technology provider that will help make it easier to accurately predict bus arrival times.
DCist
February 28, 2016, 7am PST
The Likeways app offers a "Space Recommender System" that aims to return serendipity to the process of navigating a city.
CityLab
February 17, 2016, 9am PST
Get this guide for 21 apps and services for enjoying the city of Los Angeles to its fullest, whether you're a resident or a visitor.
Netted
Feature
January 27, 2016, 9am PST
A public-private partnership between Xerox and the city of Los Angeles rolls out a new mobile trip-planning app to the public today. Now it's on the city's residents to use this new power wisely.
James Brasuell
January 17, 2016, 7am PST
The trip planning app Moovit this week announced a big upgrade, bringing together bikeshare info from cities around the world into one place.
Geektime
Blog post
January 4, 2016, 2pm PST
A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
December 19, 2015, 7am PST
Code for America has released an Engagement Standard that provides concepts for measuring the quality of new engagement platform technology—not a bad tool to have in the perpetual quest to increase the quality of engagement processes.
User Experience Magazine
December 18, 2015, 12pm PST
A new app called Walc makes navigating while walking easier to do. Even more ambitiously, Walc aims to make it easier to make the choice to walk, rather than drive.
Fast Coexist
December 14, 2015, 10am PST
With better predictions, an app may help alleviate the urban annoyance of waiting for the bus that was supposed to arrive 10 minutes ago.
Medium
November 25, 2015, 1pm PST
Never go to a gas station again. We're not talking about transit—we're talking about an app that sends people to your car to fill it up with gas with no service charge.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
November 23, 2015, 2pm PST
One idea for how to make transit better is rolling out in cities across the country: mobile payment of fares on smartphones.
Regina R. Clewlow
November 23, 2015, 12pm PST
One of the earliest researchers at Skype makes a compelling case for one of the potential applications of artificial intelligence: helping humans decide where and how to migrate.
Medium
November 9, 2015, 10am PST
Whether you're a lifelong resident of Boston, just moving there, or simply passing through, this guide has 18 apps and services for navigating and enjoying the city life to its fullest.
Netted
October 16, 2015, 9am PDT
Several Los Angeles neighborhoods, Venice in particular, have become hotbeds of short-term rental activity. Upset by a stream of raucous visitors, residents wonder whether the city can—or will—enforce regulations on platforms like Airbnb.
The Los Angeles Times