Ideas for CityCamp Honolulu

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  1. Break through the bureaucracy. Pass an ordinance to require city departments to provide data through APIs.

    My fear is that we will all spend our valuable time coming up with incredible ideas and then not have access to the data we need on a timely basis. I've been through this before at the city in multiple departments, There are many ways to hold back public data. I propose we work through defined channels to get an ordinance passed that requires city departments to provide data through APIs that we can then be used to serve and inform the public. There are several issues to be addressed, including costs, budgets, privacy, timeframes, etc., but we can come…

    72 votes
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    • A mobile app for bus routes

      It will display closest bus route, wait times, and routes. Integrate google maps and alarm when the bus you need to take is about to arrive. Similiar to San Francisco apps http://www.routesy.com/ or iBart.

      39 votes
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      • Devise a policy whereby all Honolulu websites are constructed atop a standard platform

        Anyone should be able to build an app that can access any data on any Honolulu web site. The most effective and accurate way to do this is to agree on a set of standards whereby any future website must be built atop a platform whose data/api is available to all. Existing websites would be re-built on a schedule commensurate with their current importance/relevance in the community.

        24 votes
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        • Trash into treasure -

          app/website/service that lets ppl take pics of things they see other put out on the curb for bulky pick up, post the pic and location, in some organized way (furniture delineated from appliances, etc.), so that others who might be interested in the items can go and pick up before they end up in the landfill.

          22 votes
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          • Expand City online services

            For example:
            Buy bus passes online, have them mailed out
            Schedule Handi-Van qualification interview appointments
            Apply for picnic or wedding permits (parks or botanical gardens)
            Apply and pay for one-day commercial permits, or renew annual permits
            Register for golf tee times
            Purchase Zoo tickets or Zoo memberships
            Request/order and pay for coroner's reports from ME's office
            Apply as a vendor to the People's Open Market
            Apply for a community garden plot

            21 votes
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            • Display city tax revenue and spending trends

              Provide the citizens with a simple chart that compares population growth with governement spending growth with tax revenue growth. Include per capita spending.

              21 votes
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              • build an app that reminds you of upcoming renewals for all things City (and state too)

                Would be great to have a system that reminds you to renew and provide information on how to renew all licenses and registrations needed by both the City and State.

                20 votes
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                • Talk about interesting apps and ideas implemented by other cities

                  There are a lot of interesting apps and ideas produced by code for america and open data hack day. Maybe exposing people to products produced by other cities might motivate them to do the same

                  19 votes
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                  • Implement the design thinking process.

                    The first step 'empathy' is very powerful, getting the points of view from the actual users. Too often, we skip this step and assume what others want and need.

                    18 votes
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                    • Community Recycling

                      Mobile app that sends a push notification the day before (once opted in) to a user telling them which type of pick-up is coming the following day (regular, bottles and cans, green waste).

                      Push notification would be sent when there is an upcoming holiday or other reason trash won't be picked up.

                      App would send user a push notification when large curbside trash pickup is scheduled.

                      App would have a well-designed handy guide explaining what to put in each type of bin, rules around curbside large trash pickup, and other city policies.

                      App would include map and ability to get…

                      18 votes
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                      • Make Honolulu a walking city.

                        scenic walkways or avenues, for strolling, enjoying our beautiful outdoor (and built) environment

                        17 votes
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                        • A web or mobile app that would help me plan a bicycle ride based on streets with bike lanes.

                          Making biking in Honolulu easier and safer with routes you know have bike routes.

                          16 votes
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                          • Create an app that shows all the City run parking lots and provide real time data on whether the lot is full or not.

                            If you are driving to a location and you want to find the available parking options in the area, this app would show you what City lots are open, how much they cost and whether they are full or not.

                            15 votes
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                            • Events app

                              Provides information on all the events happening in the city in real time, everything from Farmer's markets to festivals and small community or school events to larger scale parades, charitable events.

                              14 votes
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                              • Allow cafes to provide seating outside, on sidewalk if needed.

                                We live in one of the most beautiful cities on earth, with great weather year-round. Eating outdoors would enhance the quality of our lives!

                                13 votes
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                                • Create an app that shows all the art in public spaces

                                  The City curates art and places them in various locations. This app would show each location on a map and provide some info on the piece and artist.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Food Security Locator App

                                    An app or web-based database with mapping capability to aggregate food resources, such as farmer's market days/times, working farms, aquaculture, school gardens, farming supply stores, even down to the level of individual fruit trees and key orgs or individuals with knowledge of farming, organic gardening, permaculture. Sorted with Free tagging and categorization + location. I'd love to work on this with someone.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • 10 votes
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                                      • 10 votes
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                                        • Honolulu City Council Connect

                                          Create a mobile app that makes it easier for constituents to connect with their council members. The app could include the following features: find and contact your council member (via zip code), upcoming hearings, public events in my district, votes, and etc. As an example, Sunlight Foundation provides a similar app for congress.

                                          9 votes
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