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BLIGHT DROIDS
----- Phoenix Launches Free Droid App for Residents to Report Blight and Graffiti---August 12,2010

I attended a get aquainted section on this......exciting and easy to use


  The city of Phoenix is the first municipality in the nation to launch a free Droid application that will allow residents with Droid phones to point, click and send photos of graffiti, over-height weeds, abandoned shopping carts and other blight violations to the city's Neighborhood Services Department. Droid phone users may download the application for free from the Droid Market by searching for the keyword "myphoenix" and then clicking on My Phoenix. Once installed, users will simply open the application and follow the prompts to take a picture of the violation and then tap “submit.” Using built-in global positioning system technology, the application will attach a location to the picture and send the complaint to the Neighborhood Services Department. Residents also can choose an option to receive updates on the status of their request. The My Phoenix Droid app follows the June launch of an iPhone app, which was enthusiastically received by residents and neighborhood groups, resulting in more than 400 downloads to date.

Phoenix residents may also continue to report blight to Neighborhood Services by e-mail at blight@phoenix.gov and by phone at 602-262-7844.  
Questions regarding this new program can be directed to
Meryl Lawrence 602.534.3607 Meryl.lawrence@phoenix.gov


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