Springs Government Releases Phone App


Apps have been made for almost every need imaginable at this point—reporting to the city is no exception.

The City of Colorado Springs has created an app that allows citizens who use iPhones—and eventually other cell phones that offer apps—to make a request to city from their phone. Using the web-based program GORequest, which iPhone users can download for free from the iTunes store, people can report on the following categories:

• abandoned vehicles
• barking dogs
• public transit
• noise ordinance
• park/trail/open space maintenance
• sidewalks/curb and gutter
• streetlights
• traffic
• traffic signals
• traffic signs and markings

More categories may be added in the future.

Users can just find the category they wish to report on, on the app, and then submit. A picture can also be included. User will then be kept up-to-date about their issue through e-mail until the service request is fulfilled.

A mobile app for Blackberry is expected in the next few months. Any phone with Internet capability can use the function through the Web by going to the Colorado Springs city Website, and click on "Citizen Request" under "Other Mobile Devices."

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  • by East Side on Nov 5, 2010 at 01:34 PM
    What about BlackBerry users?
  • by Rob Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    Give 'em a break, people. They are trying to turn the corner here, and I believe they deserve a chance. This will definitely help streamline the process. The only time that I see automation becoming a problem is when you can't speak to a real person. I caution Springs government not to use this as an additional layer to separate themselves from the citizens.
  • by MGR on Nov 5, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    The city of Colorado Springs has continued to fail to honor request by phone and e-mail. Do you really thing a cell phone application will change anything? Besides, is this where my city taxes go, to pay an additional city employee to monitor a cell phone application request.
  • by Oh Yea on Nov 5, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    Do you really think an application on your phone is going to get anything accomplished with this lousy city? Get real people.
  • by Joe Bag O'Donuts Location: C/S on Nov 5, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    Why request anything from this city? It's never granted!
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