Apps

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. Exclusive
Jan 27, 2016  By James Brasuell
The trip planning app Moovit this week announced a big upgrade, bringing together bikeshare info from cities around the world into one place.
Jan 17, 2016   Geektime
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Mobile apps can enhance civic engagement and advocacy in local governance and planning, make more efficient use of time in data collection and analysis for planners, and a slew of other functions. Blog Post
Jan 4, 2016   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
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.
Dec 19, 2015   User Experience Magazine
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.
Dec 18, 2015   Fast Coexist
With better predictions, an app may help alleviate the urban annoyance of waiting for the bus that was supposed to arrive 10 minutes ago.
Dec 14, 2015   Medium
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.
Nov 25, 2015   Los Angeles Times
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One idea for how to make transit better is rolling out in cities across the country: mobile payment of fares on smartphones. Exclusive
Nov 23, 2015  By Regina R. Clewlow
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.
Nov 23, 2015   Medium
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.
Nov 9, 2015   Netted
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.
Oct 16, 2015   The Los Angeles Times