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Welcome to the Apps Gallery showcasing the myriad ways public data is being turned into smartphone applications to improve the delivery of government services and enable citizens and public officials to engage more effectively. Many of the apps have also been credited with helping streamline city operations.

Below are a few of our seasonal favorites. If you want to browse the entire app collection, click Mobile Apps in the right column. If you want to browse by category, click on an area of interest – Citizen Reporting or Local Government Services, for example.

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Meet the Makers: Ken Krieger and the Ebola-proof tablet

Thu, 2015-10-08 13:35 -- SCC Staff

Don't miss this video where you'll meet Ken Krieger and the makers behind Project Buendia. They created an Ebola-proof tablet and server with Intel Edison technology to help fight the Ebola outbreak -- and they did in two months when it would normally take two years -- because they were racing against time.

A Digital Pathway to Financial Inclusion

Wed, 2013-10-30 15:44 -- Liz Enbysk

This white paper describes how the cash-digital divide creates stark inequities in the financial lives of poor households. The authors depict what digital financial inclusion would look like and present evidence suggesting that connecting poor people to an integrated digital financial system will generate sizable welfare benefits.

Translating Technology into Healthcare Innovation

Sat, 2013-07-06 11:58 -- Liz Enbysk

A wireless video trolley developed for a UK teaching hospital helps improve access to language specialists, optimizing patient care and cost efficiency. This case study will be of interest to city leaders and staff in areas where language barriers can impede citizen access to services.