Responsive Devices
Thanks for all the great ideas! The idea submission period is now closed. Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas and helped make the first phase of Apps4Halifax a success with 276 ideas submitted and congratulations to the winners of the 5 iPad Minis, drawn at random from the submissions.

SafeWalk

Julia Wright on Aug 25

This app would give users a mobile map (it could build on googlemaps) that clearly marks sidewalk closures, and highlight streets in which sidewalks are closed on *both* sides of the street (say, dark blue marking sidewalk closures and flashing red indicating blocks in which pedestrians are apparently supposed to just flap their arms and fly). This would help Halifax pedestrians select effective detours, and avoid doubling back to lights to safely "use other side." It would, overall, make Halifax a more pedestrian-friendly city, esp. if city planners were required to check the map daily for flashing red blocks.