Judy Parker, APR
For Immediate Release
Sandy Springs to Launch Smart Phone App
Release Date: 11/19/2010
November 19, 2010— The City of Sandy Springs is launching a smart phone application that allows users to snap and submit photos of potholes, graffiti and other problems for the City to address. Called CoSSpotter, it is a free, real time mobile civic engagement tool that utilizes CitySourced technology to empower residents to identify public safety, quality of life and environmental issues and report them to City staff for quick resolution. It launches on December 1, 2010, and some examples might include:
• Abandoned vehicles
• Illegal dumping
• Broken sidewalks
• Overgrown trees and vegetation
• Dead animals
The application uses the smart phone’s global positioning system to automatically provide the problem’s location, simplifying the reporting process for users and City staff. It is available for Android, Blackberry and iPhone.
The application is available free of charge via the City’s website, www.sandyspringsga.org/cosspotter. Once reported, the problem goes into the City’s database and residents can monitor its progress via the website or within the application.
For more information on the City of Sandy Springs or to sign up for CoSSpotter, visit www.sandyspringsga.org or call 770-730-5600.