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ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jessica Hinchliffe

11 September 2018

Brisbane, Australia

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A new app provides a way for visually impaired people to see into space. Using sound and vibration, the app Astreos provides the location and information about heavenly bodies in the night sky.

Artsy

Jacqui Palumbo

30 August 2018

Paris, France

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Through augmented reality (AR) effects, street artists have created surprising, novel experiences in museums and in public. Using an app, viewers can see murals in motion, art floating in the air, and new ‘additions’ ...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

24 August 2018

India

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Using audio descriptions of a movie’s action, the XL Cinema app increases the accessibility of movies to a vision impaired audience. The free app has been used thousands of times and production studios are interested ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Linda Poon

23 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The New York Public Library Insta Novels program makes public domain works available to be read on Instagram. Featuring engaging artwork and a user friendly format, Insta Novels make literature available to users with...

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Puja Changoiwala

5 August 2018

India

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Web applications designed for people with disabilities have helped users to live fuller lives and reduce the stigma attached to living with a disability. The apps have spread information, make education more effective...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

1 August 2018

United States

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Paladin, a software program is helping lawyers find pro-bono cases. Pro-bono cases are inputted into the platform, then teams of lawyers can make an account and sign up to pick up a case. Already companies like Verizo...

Global Editors Network (GEN) Editors Lab

Anthony Scoma

10 July 2018

London, England

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Readers on the BBC website can now find out more about select stories through “Appy Helper,” a module that provides background about an ongoing, complex story. The module works through both a chat-style interface that...

Nieman Lab

Marlee Baldridge

9 July 2018

London, England

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A new app creates connections between journalism interns and industry professionals willing to be a host during someone’s internship. This creates a path for greater class diversity in journalism by providing a way fo...

Government Technology

Skip Descant

5 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Dallas is expanding its public transit app. “Customers don’t care how they get around,” says Morgan Lyons, vice president of external relations at DART. “They want to get around, period.” The GoPass app will include t...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

4 June 2018

London, England

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An app called Olio addresses the issue of food waste in London by recruiting 1,000 "food waste heroes" to gather excess food from restaurants and redistribute them amongst the neighborhood using the Olio platform. Any...

BBC

Ammar Ebrahim

Dougal Shaw

28 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Technology can help reduce food waste. Olio and Winnow are two examples. Olio is an app that allows people to easily exchange extra or unwanted food for free. Winnow is a smart trash can that calculates the cost of wa...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

17 May 2018

College Park, Maryland, United States

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In order for alternatives to driving to be widely adopted, accurate information about service and arrival times needs to be accesible. To fill this need, applications providing bus routes and arrival times are being d...

Mashable

Heather Dockray

10 May 2018

West Virginia, United States

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The Queer Appalachia Instagram account has created a virtual community combating the isolation and fear that are often present in the lives of queer people living in Appalachia. In a region particularly hard-hit by th...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Coding positions can provide a stable job with a middle class salary, however—due to a lack of opportunities, the cost of education, and the culture at tech companies—women and especially women of color have a difficu...

The Verge

Ryan Duffy

17 April 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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After Hurricane Harvey, it was hard to locate people amidst the swaths of water covering the city. Two Houstonians developed a “web-based geolocation service” that used data from social media to locate and visualize p...

Oregon Live

Bethany Barnes

1 March 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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When families are priced out of their homes in hot housing markets because of increasing property values/rental prices, they often have to move to new educational districts, pulling children out of their schools in th...

Public Radio International

Rae Ellen Bichell

25 December 2017

Madagascar

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A new project uses cellphones to provide users with information about mosquitos carrying deadly viruses as well as the ability to report sightings of virus carrying mosquitos. Through this reporting system, entomologi...

NPR

Laurel Wamsley

5 December 2017

Les Trois-Moutiers, France

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Dartagnans is a French crowdfunding platform that aims to use crowdfunding as a way to protect the “cultural heritage” of France. Most recently, a fundraiser for a historic castle succeeded in raising 500,000 euros, w...

Artnet

Julia Halperin

19 October 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Send Me SFMOMA program allows people to text a number with a request based on a variable such as a object, mood, or color and receive back an image of an appropriate work in the SFMOMA collection. Through this ser...

Dezeen

Gunseli Yalcinkaya

8 October 2017

London, England

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The Smartify app allows people to scan a piece of art—from a painting in a gallery to a postcard in a store—and have the app identify the work and provide additional information.

Forbes

Alana Matos

15 September 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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When nursing home staff know about the person they are caring for--their history, family, and favorite things--the ability to care for and connect with that person improves. A new app has created a way to capture a pe...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

25 August 2017

Bengaluru, India

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Bangalore's police department had an image problem and their successes weren't reaching the public. Crowd Kart Media took over their social media making memes, popular shows, and humor in order to help the department'...

Government Technology

Tod Newcombe

1 June 2017

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Boston's 311 mobile application, launch in 2009, exemplifies the new customer service-oriented era of the citizen service, which allows users to request services, take photos of potholes, and offer data to city planne...

Government Technology

Tod Newcombe

1 June 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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To better serve the Boston community, the city launched a mobile app to address gaps in traditional 311 hotline calls. Now, "nearly 60 percent of service requests come via digital channels" and city officials are bett...

The Times of India

Mayank Manohar

16 April 2017

New Delhi, India

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In order to encourage people to properly dispose of their waste, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has installed smart vending machines for recyclable waste at Connaught Place and India Gate. In return for making the...

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