Smart City Apps

During the EU-funded project Code for Europe, Fraunhofer FOKUS developed device- und platform-independent apps, which connect the citizens of today's cities more closely to their administration and their urban surroundings using crowdsourcing.

The apps strive to solve a specific social or administrative problem, but are not tied to one particular city. Rather they can be installed in every city, regardless of its size.

The source code of the respective apps is published to GitHub and provided with an open-source license, so that an easy and quick installation is possible. Also, coders are encouraged to adapt and extend the app to their needs.

Fraunhofer FOKUS will answer any question you might have concerning the applications. We are happy to provide support for using, adapting and extending the apps as well as the conceptual design and implementation for new mobile eGovernment apps.

Your contact person is Jens Klessmann, Jens.Klessmann@fokus.fraunhofer.de.

Example instance

Tag. Check. Score.

Project partner

Idea

"Tag. Check. Score." enables citizens to tag uncategorized images belonging to the Ethnological Museum Berlin. Users can tag and categorize the images and thus make them searchable. The categorized images will then be exported to the database of the Ethnological Museum, where they'll be scientifically analyzed. The museum thus profits from the crowdsourcing power of the citizens who support the museum in processing these large amounts if images.

Technologies

  • Python / Django
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • jQuery

License

AGPL

Developer

Alan Meyer

Code-Repository

GitHub

Example instance

Mobile City Memory Coburg

Mobile City Memory Berlin

Project partner

Idea

The mobile city memory is a persistent database for historic and contemporary stories and media. Citizens can explore and contribute to it interactively using their smartphone wherever they are.

Citizens can explore their city and browse through historic photos, videos or soundfiles. They can participate actively by uploading their own photos, videos or soundfiles and providing personal stories to their surrounding. Thus they can explore their city's history interactively.

Technologies

  • Python / Django
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • jQuery

License

MIT

Developer

Jan-Christopher Pien

Code-Repository

GitHub