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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.

168 ideas in Your City

Hike Halifax

Greg Ripley on Sep 06

An app that gives you Hiking Trails in and around the HRM. Could include pictures of the trails and what you can see. It could also include a rough estimate of how long it would take to walk certain trails. You could also add... more

Ready Reckoner for HRM By-Laws

Priti B on Sep 06

Easy access to all HRM By-Laws.

Development Activities in HRM

Priti Bhade on Sep 06

This would be an App that gives us updated information on the various approved, planned and upcoming development activities in HRM, including major construction projects, new subdivisions, Development proposals before Council... more

Fleet Tracker

Max Koszyca on Sep 06

This app would display a live view of Halifax Regional Police vehicles in the user's local area or neighbourhood. The user would not only be able to follow movements of police vehicles and criminal activity live on their s... more

HRM Libraries

Amanda Robinson on Sep 06

Ottawa has a library app that rocks. We should have one as well. See what you have out, when it's due, put things on hold, view your fines, renew items with a click. Everything you need, whenever you think about it. Also list... more

HRM shopping

Amber Hillier on Sep 06

It would be great for app for all the stores and categories in HRM


Misty on Sep 06

I think it would be great to have a Halifax regional school board app with school cancelations updates, school locators etc.

Haunted Halifax

Gregory Hillier on Sep 06

This is a app to find all the haunted and historical sites in Halifax and haunted tours in the city and surrounding areas...

What's on Halifax?

H gillis on Sep 06

One spot that promotes the events organized by HRM- public engagement sessions, cultural events, civic events, rec deadlines, HRM council agendas and dates, and more! Tell us what is going on in one spot. This currently does ... more

Light it Up Halifax!

Red on Sep 06

How about a seasonal app for Christmas lights! We love driving through the city seeing all the beautiful displays! It would be really fun to have an app that tells you with GPS all great neighborhoods or houses to check out! ... more

Parenting Pal

H Gillis on Sep 06

Link and promote the family baby, child and youth events happening. Highlight family services, locations, activities, events. Include travel routes, costs, washroom locations. Could be merged with tourism information to promo... more

Reduce It! Reuse It! Recycle It!

H. Gillis on Sep 06

We're all trying to conserve. An app that contained all of the 2nd hand stores, consignment sales, garden sales, recycle depots, yard sale events, HRM recycling events, and the garbage/compost schedule.....all in one!


Red on Sep 06

Having lived outside of Halifax and moved back, there are some things that I do miss about living in a bigger city that Halifax is more than capable of having! An app that is a bulletin board for HRM including local breaking... more

The Tip

Mark/John/Jeff on Sep 06

An active lifestyle app for HRM. You don't need to travel to the Rockies or Pacific Ocean to enjoy outdoor activities associated with these places. We have incredible geographic features and need to do a better job promot... more

The Learning Tank

Valerie on Sep 06

A place where you could list a course, training or any type of learning. A place where you could post a course, a seminar, a training program, a religious study group or music/dance/art/ lessons or sport programs found in the... more


Dee on Sep 06

All my accounts I can go online and see and most now have an app also. HRM Water is behind and i want to go online to see my invoice etc before going to my Bank app to transfer money onto my account

Fuel Pump Locations

Alexis Chubbs on Sep 06

It would be nice to have an app that tells you exactly where any gas pump is. You open the app and type in your favourite fuel provider(Irving,Ultra-mar,Esso, ETC.) And the app will list all locations for that provider on a ... more


Kunal Vyas on Sep 06

A social app that lists all vendors providing goods for $5 or less. Vendors can register to offer food, groceries, books or anything under the sun. Following functionality should be included: 1. Vendor should register their ... more

Backdoor Theatre

Vicki Morton on Sep 06

We need an app similar to flickster for movies but focused on the local theatre happenings in the Metro area. It would locate all current theatre productions with a summary and/or trailer. The location/times/prices would le... more

The yard sale planner

Sev on Sep 06

What if we had an app with a map of HRM and you are able to pin when you are having a yard sale? So if someone wants to go out on a yard sale adventure, they can pull up the map and see where they are and plan a route.

Load your event

Sev on Sep 06

Are you planning a community event? Are you a restaurant with a special band playing but can't afford to advertize? Are you clueless of what's going on today in our city and want to be spontaneous go but do not want to searc... more

Hi WiFi

Richard Hastings-James on Sep 05

This app maps free WiFi hotspots in Halifax. Individuals and businesses pinpoint free WiFi and who is providing it. A Halifax WiFi heat map is generated and maintained by app users. The app allows you to focus on your map loc... more

Snow Plow Know How

Kate on Sep 05

I think an app that lets you type in your street address and advises you what priority your street is and what areas are completed for snow removal. It would also auto update with the information from winter works that gets p... more


Sean Lane on Sep 05

The app would have multiple areas of focus: 1. MyTransit would utilize location based services to locate the nearest bus stop and provide the rider the quickest route information including bus location and wait times. Utilize... more

Star Gazing HRM

Shawna on Sep 05

An app that would assist star-gazing enthusiasts by indicating what constellations are possible to see and the best locations in HRM to view them, either by the naked eye or telescopes. The App could also update users on upco... more

Rainy Day Halifax

Michelle on Sep 05

An app with ideas for entertaining children during inclement weather. Allow local individuals and businesses to upload based on set criteria that is easily searchable (ie: age range, specific dates, gender, location, cost).... more

Halifax Events and Bus

Brodey Mohr on Sep 05

This would be the perfect app for the people of HRM to come together and celebrate any HRM event held! This app will tell people where the event is being held, what time and what the event is. It will give more info about bus... more

(bi)cycle the City

ali on Sep 05

an app for cyclists, walkers, joggers, runners, etc this particular app would function much like any other map and/or route-planning system. included would be all of the official, recognized, painted bike lanes in HRM, ... more

What's Up Halifax?

Kellie on Sep 05

My husband and I often ask ourselves "What do you want to do today?" "What's Up Halifax?" would solve this problem by simply answering a few easy questions. The app would be similar to the music app "Songza" you would subcate... more


Dean Ciufo on Sep 05

an HRM app that promotes everything that is FREE to attend/participate/ or FREE services... utilize calender &/or neighbourhoods/Communities [from current GPS coordinates]... Fireworks, Buskers, Skating/Emera Oval, Public Gar... more

Support Halifax

Nancy Rose on Sep 05

Just this past weekend, my boyfriend and I wished it were 10 years ago, and that we knew where 'this week's fundraiser car wash' was because we were totally up to drop 25$ each for students or volunteers to clean our dirty Ca... more

Get me there bus driver!

Andrea Hulford on Sep 05

Halifax needs an app that will not only have a GPS tracker as to when the bus you want is coming but also the ability to tell you the quickest bus or buses to take to get you to your desired destination.

Traffic App

Jeremy Boudreau on Sep 05

How about an App based on Construction/Road work, maybe linked up to traffic updates that would tell you what routes to avoid.

Urban Lion Safari

Matthew Bradbury on Sep 05

I'd like to make an app that gets people outside and looking for the "little details" of their city/town/etc. It's called the Urban Lion Safari... This app can be used with a cell phone camera to "capture a lion" (there's mor... more

Locate the problem

Peter Jollimore on Sep 05

After taking a picture of something in need use the GPS feature of the device being used to send the exact location to 311 or another information centre so the need can be addressed. The need or problem could be burnt out st... more

Restaurant Health Inspection

Mike on Sep 05

Many of us love clean and healthy places to eat. An app that consolidates access to health reports and a way us to submit complaints easily would be beneficial. The following Android app accomplishes this to a limited ex... more

Pocket Guide to Halifax

Josh on Sep 04

This would be a mobile app that passively keeps track of the user's GPS position in Halifax. Depending on where they are, they receive push notifications with a little bit of historical information about where they are visiti... more

Referendum Now

John Cascadden on Sep 04

Linked to the HRM voters list, residents could register online to get a Personnel ID Number and password that would enable them to take part in HRM sponsored referendums. There are many decisions that are made by Regional Co... more

Strum (or something like it)

Erin on Sep 04

I think Halifax businesses and people should try strum, or something very similar. Strum is an already existing app. Really big in Toronto & great for customer service feedback. You can rate and provide info about a business ... more

Halifax crime stats

Braden Daley on Sep 04

Using crime mapping data, create an app that allows users to look at recent crime data using mapping software. Users can see the location of the crime, when the crime took place, and also what type of crime took p... more

roadside assistance for bikes

Jeff White on Sep 04

An app, and service I guess, that cyclists could use to get help in the event of a breakdown.

Our Tree Canopy...Keep it Green

Wendy McDonald on Sep 04

The Urban Forest Masterplan, 2012, is an exciting plan to increase the overall tree cover in the serviced area of Halifax. Under the current management plan, dead, missing or damaged trees may be maintained or replaced genera... more

Visit Halifax

Edwina Penney on Sep 04

A digital tour of the city of Halifax...sites, going on's, parks, trails, restaraunts, pubs, bars, movies. Concert series Everything to make tourists want to visit out city.

Halifax Tap Free

Edwina Penney on Sep 04

Allows residence find out places that have free H2O to refill there water bottles. Out running, walking, cycling, siteseeing sometimes need extra water... Some places offer free H2O and finding out where these are will be ... more

ReBuild your community

Edwina Penney on Sep 04

Graffiti, potholes, construction, Bike Lane debate. Allows goverenment and residence work together for a better future and more creative ways of tackling these issues.

Be a good Neighbor App

Edwina Penney on Sep 04

Lets residence post anything around their neighborhoods or as they see issues, accidents that is slowing traffic, 311 issues, areas that need to be plowed or shoveled, potholes etc. Lets neighboorhoods and governments work ... more

walking/cycling App

Edwina Penney on Sep 04

An app designed to let us find out where the walking/cycling trails are, where bike lanes can be found. This will be a quicker way to find out about HRM and what is in place for the safety of our walkers and cyclist.

Events App

Edwina Penney on Sep 04

An app tells us about special events, concerts such as the summer concert event at City Hall. Also about the city...historical sites etc.


Edwina Penney on Sep 04

We need a app...just put in the route number and the map and/or the times comes up. We won't have to go to the scedule on the transit site where the schedule is hard to read on a iphone.

Wild Animal Tracker

Steven Buckland on Sep 04

With all the enjoyment of the outdoors why not have a locator data tracker of anmial sitings. Using a GPS or park or trail submitions hikers and walkers can keep track of where various animals have been sited throughout the H... more

Shelter Manager

Stephen C on Sep 04

A app that lists all available shelter locations during a local disaster -- along with status of that shelter (full/accepting/closed/etc). This would include the ability of EMO and NGO authorities to request volunteers nee... more

Locate nearest washroom

Cheryl on Sep 04

When people are out exploring HRM and travelling with small kids or others needing quick access to a washroom, this app could pinpoint the distance to the nearest public washroom to save walking time. Could be used in parks,... more

HRM Parks & Trails App

Alain Boudreau on Sep 04

I think someone should build an app that shows where our municipal parks and trails are located to encourage residents to get outdoors and discover their local parks and recreational trails (e.g. Shubie Park or Salt Marsh Tra... more

'What Goes Where' Guide!

Kari Turner on Sep 04

For those of us like myself who are constantly looking on the HRM website to ensure we recycle & compost correctly. This user friendly APP take the Green Cart & Composting section of the HRM website and puts it into any easy... more

HRM SellOff

Shane Condon on Sep 04

An APP that allows HRM to communicate to the public (pictures, descriptions, contacts) any excess or obsolete items or equipment they would like to auction or sell. The APP could allow people to bid or make an offer. Good way... more

Metro Transit

Nikkie Budge on Sep 04

An app that tracks the buses and ferries so you actually know when they're coming. This way if you're running a little late, you will know if you missed your bus or not. Also, if they are running late you will know if you nee... more


Sharon on Sep 04

App detailing medical professionals accepting patients in the HRM. Information on companies used for direct billing purposes. Wait times at walk-ins/emergency rooms. Input system for symptom related care ie) input symptoms an... more

Neighbourhood change

jill on Sep 04

Enter a civic address, and learn what's new with the property. Development applications, whether it is for sale and by who, assessed value. How many units in buildings, zoning. Contact info where appropriate. Residential and ... more

ParentHali Informed

Sharon on Sep 04

An app that details family events happening each day of the month. Places to bring kids, mix with other kids/parents. Cheap eats, places to play, family getaways etc.


Paul Brinson on Sep 04

An App that shows you HRM as viewed from your home address. Use your current location or enter an address manually to get bus stops, parks, trails and rec facilities near you. myHfxHome will tell you who your Councillor is, i... more

winter parking ban app

brennen colley on Sep 04

An app that gives you a notification when the winter parking ban is on, and again when its lifted.

HRM DIgital Flow

Dave Blomme on Sep 03

Recently, due to some root growth in our outflow, the city is replacing our pipe. The work hasn't been done yet, but weeks ago the city had to locate the main, and subsequently spray painted my lawn, the sidewalk and the s... more

Hfx Transit Routes

DMacNeill on Sep 03

App for searching all possible transit routes from one location to another including stops not normally listed. Including the ability to enter address not exactly on an address to get transit stops near by and how to get fro... more

Atlantic Innovation Map

John Weigelt on Sep 03

Every time I visit Halifax and meet with InnovaCorp, The Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship, The Dal Digital Media Lab and venture firms, I get to see some awesome innovation. The rest of Canada, the world, and someti... more

History in Halifax

Bernard on Sep 03

Your location is used to show historic sites near to you. A brief write up on each gives you details including a phone number and open hours (if applicable). Links to pictures on the Web also help you get an idea if you wa... more

Volunteer Halifax!

Shawna on Sep 03

An app that would have *real time* updates for places in need of volunteers. Potential volunteers could look for volunteer opportunities within certain locations, days, weeks or events and organisations. For example, someone ... more

Wheel Friendly HRM

Tarren V on Sep 03

An app that would provide people a list of current events, places and spaces that are wheelchair accessible. As not all places, restaurants, hair dressers, infrastructures, etc. are easily accessible, this can make planning a... more


Tarren on Sep 03

An App to assist in those looking for babysitters, nannies, home care, respite care, etc. in a particular area of town or community complete with reviews. The App could provide information about the care worker including ag... more


Jamie Newman on Sep 03

Tired of looking at a vacant lot, a dilapidated building, a weedy field, or a space that could be better utilized? Use this app to dream big and shape your community. Suggest what you would like to see in these spaces - a par... more


Steve Rankin on Sep 03

I'd like to see a GIS focused app, which contains several features that residents can easily use for access to services within the HRM. Some ideas include: - Waste Management: One that can use a devices built in location s... more

New in Town

Zara Palevani on Sep 03

I would like to suggest creating an app for newcomers or immigrants with links to federal, provincial or private organization that help them better settle down or learn about available programs to support anyone new to this p... more

Public Engagement Feedback

John Cascadden on Sep 03

Every time HRM hosts a public engagement or consultation, the event should have a unique Event ID Code. Every question asked to the public, or concept that is put forward that that HRM would like to get feedback for should h... more

Waste Mgmt is a Public Concern

Bob Angus on Sep 02

The public needs to know the concerns of our Waste Management Services. There is a mountain of information available to the public, which they do not read. Public Education is essential to understanding the goals of a progres... more

E Waste - Cash for E Waste

Bob Angus on Sep 02

Provide a web site that gives a value of laptops and other electronic items, and where to take them for cash or to simply dispose of them. These items should not be sent to the landfill.

Literary Walking Tour

Laura Avery on Sep 02

Self-guided walking tour of the downtown based on Halifax Public Libraries' current literary walking tour. The app will feature photos of the authors and audio/video short samples of their work. It will include photos/dra... more


Kunal Vyas on Sep 02

A social mobile app that let's users: 1. View parking areas in HRM along with available lots and rates. 2. Ability to track the availability till user reaches the spot. 3. Parking meter that tell approx. amount to be paid ... more

Fun without Booze

ali on Sep 01

this app would provide you a list of places that are hosting events open to the public which are not going to be full of drunk or near-drunk people. for example, it's friday night, it's 8:30pm, and you and some friends want ... more

LearnIn HRM

SinD Roy on Sep 01

There are so many ways to learn new things in HRM, but where does one find it? Even if someone knows where to look it can be overwhelming searching through hundreds of classes at a dozen different learning organizations. I s... more

Cheap Eats Now

Rich Irving on Aug 31

An app that tells you by day ranked by your location where food and drink specials are. You click the result and the app will give you directions to the place. You can tell your friends you are there. Could also tell you g... more

Yard SALE!

Chrissy on Aug 31

An app that uses "your current location" to inform you of nearby yard sales either in progress or upcoming. Could be linked/updated by the kijiji yard sale category.


Chrissy on Aug 31

An app that uses "your current location" to quickly inform you of whether it is your neighborhood's week for garbage pick up, or green bin pick up, or both! Also informs of new dates, rescheduled due to holidays etc. As we... more

Traffic Monitoring and Re-Routing

Kimm Lambert on Aug 30

I think a good idea for an app is an app to monitor traffic delays. The app can re-route traffic if there is an accident or construction to ease congestion, keep traffic flowing and keep our city streets safer.

Events HRM

Michelle on Aug 30

Searchable event calendar categorized by age, location, etc. Could customize alerts for events that match your interests e.g. Event notification for kids under five in dartmouth.

HRM Parking

Melissa Nowe on Aug 30

There should be an app that could identify when a metre is free or expiring. This would deter people from leaving their metres without paying the fees. It would be great for people coming to the downtown core who would be ab... more

Independent HRM

Erin Ferguson on Aug 29

An app that shows all independent retailers throughout HRM - books, toys, clothes, food, etc.

Where in HRM

Erin on Aug 29

An app that categorizes places of interest in HRM, both indoor areas and out. For instance, walking trails, frog ponds, playgrounds, book sellers, craft supply retailers, toy stores, cafes, etc. A menu would let you select a... more

Wikitude HRM!

Kirk O'Connell on Aug 29

Wikitude is the World's leading Augmented Reality SDK. The concept would be to have points of interest in the HRM coded so that when you look through the camera of your device, points of interest would pop up on your screen (... more

Go Big Awards

David McGuigan on Aug 28

There are so many active people in Halifax making a difference and giving back to the community. Also, socially-minded local companies are always looking for ways to help make a difference. Enter, the 'Go Big Awards' - a p... more

Where can I play

Jonathan Mercer on Aug 28

An app that lets you know if a current sportsfield is booked for use.


Jonathan Mercer on Aug 28

An app where a user can upload an image from their mobile phone and submit an actual ticket to the HRM 311. The users can track the ticket process and see where the incident happened on a map within HRM.

Ghost Walk

Kathi Neil on Aug 26

An app that you could have that would alert you if you are in the area of a "ghost" and provide the story (5 Fisherman, Town Clock, St. Paul's etc) fun tourist and walking attraction!

The People in My Neighbourhood

Kathi on Aug 26

In an area would have a list of what is there. Churches, stores, daycares, pizza places, bank, real estate agent etc ...people with home business could register them as well with details of hours etc. - so if I am looking fo... more

Missing persons

tammy hiscock on Aug 26

anytime a child or adult goes missing or something like that a person could be alearted right away.


Larry Peng on Aug 26

This application is trying to provide customer a way to find each other, communicate each other between PC to Cell Phone and Cell Phone to Cell Phone over Internet, and the communication method is not only text, email but als... more

What now?

Liam Manderville on Aug 25

The idea for "What now" is an app for people that are brand new to Halifax, maybe just moved here. Here's how it works: before you log on, you put in what you are looking for, interests, or price range. After that, it shows y... more

Haligonian Events

Liam Manderville on Aug 25

My idea for this app would be basically, a simple way to find all the events going on in Halifax and on which day. There would be categories (Arts, Music, Sports, Recreation, Festivals, etc.) then, you would be able to get ti... more

Historic Places

Jessie JJ on Aug 24

An app for locals and tourists, that provides a walking tour of the city, and provides information on why historical places are significant. The app will tell the story behind the monument, park or statue as well as informati... more

Repair HRM

Daniel on Aug 24

Residents who spot deficiencies (potholes, playgrounds, signs, sidewalks, etc) can submit a photo along with the GPS so HRM can take action to fix the problem. The app should also be able to provide details that show the stat... more

fun in hrm at night

Elisabeth on Aug 24

App for movies, clubs, groups that organize things in the evening.

best places for birdwatching

Katie on Aug 24

Like the title says best places for bird watching.

places to dine

Elisabeth on Aug 24

Favorite places to eat, restaurants, but also eateries on the street.

outdoor or indoor

elisabeth on Aug 24

Weather app for HRM.

who what where?

elisabeth on Aug 24

An app for; help available for people in HRM. Like a 'city guide' for self help groups, animal hospitals, doctors, family resources etc.

open or closed

elisabeth on Aug 24

An app. For school closures, stores closed on snow days.

love for books

Elisabeth on Aug 24

I would love a library app. Where they are, times open, etc.

Regional Council Decisions

Bryn Jones-Vaillancourt on Aug 24

This app would be a one stop shop for everyone to keep abreast of regional council decisions. This app ideally would be tailored to list council decisions by topic ie, Planning Finance Parks & Rec Administrative Pe... more

Pet scan

Cathie Therrien on Aug 22

An app designed to scan microchipped animals so they can be returned home if they are lost.


Andrew on Aug 22

All routes of transit, next buses and a map of Halifax. With the ability of selecting a route and showing you a map of that route and times

Neighbourhood By-law watch

Jamie on Aug 22

An app where you can send in possible By-law violations to be investigated and receive online By-law information and clarifications. Many people do not even know that they are breaking city by-laws or understand our current b... more

Red handed

Megan Longard on Aug 22

Criminals beware - app designed to photograph criminal activity with GPS location and transfer of data to Crime stoppers or HRP / RCMP.

Tax payer

Matt deyoung on Aug 22

Type in a search box of how much tax you paid on something and then the results break down how much and what your taxes actually get spent on! This is no joke!


Catherine Brown on Aug 22

Lets pedestrians/drivers report traffic light outages with geotags.

4Rent HRM

Kraig Porter on Aug 22

A 1 stop shop for all apartment rentals for HRM, allows perople to find places in certian neighbourhoods,rate and review both landlords and apartments, it could also be tied to GPS loacation to find for rent near you

HRM Building and park Maps

kraig Porter on Aug 22

This app would map out different public buildings, Malls,Shopping Centers, Museums,Tourest attractions,and parks in HRM. This would allow users to navigate the buildings efficiently and effectively using gps

Is it safe?

jerome on Aug 22

An app which allows you to type in an area and it will tell you how much crime is there relative to the surrounding areas. You can also allow the app to list the least and most crime populated areas, along with search and ... more

Next Bus On Route

jerome on Aug 22

An app which simplifies finding the next bus. Ever dialed the bus information line? It is slow and tedious. Would it not be so much easier to whip out your phone, open an app, hit a button and SEE when the next bus comes?... more

Trail Blazer

Jerome on Aug 22

An app which allows you to pick different trails based on: + User Ratings + Most Visited + Longest Route + Shortest route + Get Lucky! (Random route) Never be stuck at home again asking yourself "What should I do to... more

Sea Level Rise

Richard MacLellan on Aug 22

Using the LiDAR data set that HRM owns to create an app that shows the impacts of Sea Level Rise (plus storm surge and other predictable impacts) on various locations in the municipality. Residents could even input different... more

Community Emergency Preparedness

Richard MacLellan on Aug 22

Based on work with EMO and Joint Emergency Management Teams (Volunteer Groups), an app would be able to share and record community vulerability, risks, and resources for climate change / emergency preparedness. The tool woul... more

Garbage when?

Jerome on Aug 22

A simple app for us who have no idea when garbage day is. It uses your GPS to locate where you live and spits out what day garbage day is. If there is a day garbage is canceled this will tell you. You can set up noti... more

hrm planner

Stephanie on Aug 21

Basically an app with access to events, transit data, and some kind of sharing platform. There is an app for tracking events in hrm but it does not work that well. However if one were to be made where you can save an even... more

Elizabeth Archibald

Elizabeth Archibald on Aug 21

I think a Metro Transit app would be great. it would be great because it could have route schedules, if it is on time or gonna be late. It could also have a feature that you could in your address and the location you need to ... more

Lance on Aug 20

Not sure how to submit this idea properly. I created a site that lists playgrounds around HRM for my daughters ( Helps us find playgrounds if we have spare time on our travels. I used data I just found online ... more

HRM Plan and Fix

Eric on Aug 20

An app that shows if there is and on going planning application proposal and process taking place. This app would include polygons over lay upon google maps to show the area under the plan process or application. It would inc... more

Harbour Explorer

Denton Froese on Aug 19

One of the most common questions you hear on the harbour walk (besides "spare any change?") is "which country is that ship from?". This app would show publicly available information about ships docked in the harbour, such as ... more

Voter Information

Deb on Aug 18

Polling stations identified, boundaries for polling areas. By polling area, the number of eligible voters vs the number that actually voted in the last municipal elections.

what is in a name

Debora on Aug 18

Highlighting the areas and streets in the HRM this app would allow users to find out info on the naming of streets, parks, areas and buildings. Why is the hydrostone area called that. What is behind the name of Oxford St et... more

Community Connection

Emily Smith on Aug 18

This is an app where residents/business owners can post a photo with a caption or there special event that is going on in the community! This app would essentially be a news feed that could be organized based on categories su... more

Peaceful neighbourhoods

Peggy Walt on Aug 17

An app where citizens can update each other about noisy parties taking place, efforts to bring peace and quiet to their streets, and record bad landlords, barking dogs, etc.

Markets that sell local products

Linda on Aug 17

An app that shows places in Halifax and around Nova Scotia that you can buy local fruits, vegetables, meats, etc (list view and map view) and provides their contact information.

I Love Local

John Thibeau on Aug 16

An app that identifies locally owned business and services in the HRM to help people determine how to best spend their money to support the local economy, local business and local residents. A rating system for individual bus... more

ER wait

Andrew Bowie on Aug 16

An app that has a ball park wait time for the different emergency rooms around HRM. We've all had to go to the ER for something that wasn't exactly and emergency but you don't want to go because of the wait time. This app sho... more

Construction Zone

Denton Froese on Aug 15

Construction sites are often viewed only as obstruction sites, but this app would help people understand what's going on in their city. Users could look up a major construction project, and see what's being built (or what ... more


Lynn on Aug 15

This is an app, where residents can send HRM a quick e-mail or photo of a problem around HRM with the address - for potholes, and signage that is damaged, streetlights not working or even parking meters that are broken... thi... more

My Community Information

Lynn on Aug 15

This app will give residents information on items such as how to contact HRM, Halifax water, eastlink, power - etc. to hook up or disconnect services or just have questions regarding services - if your buying or selling your ... more

Bark, where is the dog park

Katie Sanders on Aug 14

This app would let users find dog parks. Obviously it should be very flexible in search options using maps or regular searches.

What's Planned Here?

Kate Watson on Aug 14

This app will identify urban development projects that are either in progress or in the planning stages. Users will be able get an overview of what will be built, including drawings, blueprints, estimated completion date and ... more

Metro Transit App

Niamh Bermingham on Aug 14

A real time metro transit app that shows bus times, routes and bus stops. The real time aspect comes in with the intrigration of the bus GPS systems to show the user if buses are running late or early. This will allow the use... more

Emergency Help App

Larry Peng on Aug 14

This idea is about running the Emergency Help Application on mobile device. when you fall into an emergency situation such as car broken on road, road attack, safety threaten, emergency health help, dangerous environment etc.... more

Open Heart

Kate Watson on Aug 13

This app would give the location and a brief description of every charity and not-for-profit in the city, and would allow people to make donations with the click of a button. (I think we'd all be surprised and delighted to se... more

Get Taxi

ahmad a on Aug 13

Order a taxi through an application which would benefit halifax people because the phone line is mostly busy during the weekends and when it is snowing outside. This way it would tell the person the time for the cab to arrive... more

Gps Metro Planner

Morgan Beaver -Greene on Aug 10

I want to creat an app that has gps on the busses and ferries. And that way you can be more accurate. And you do not need wifi you only need gps signel.. Because some apps need wifi but when your out and u need to usean app f... more

GPS shopping list

Sherman Graham on Aug 10

GPS linked Shopping lists that will remind you when you are near the store. This app will allow you to make up a list for any store or address and when you are near the location, say 500 meters, this app will give you a remi... more

Parking App

Kevin Pope on Aug 09

It would be nice if there was a parking app for all the parking lots and parkades in downtown Hfx. so one could see where the vacancies are.

City Butler

Brad on Aug 09

Collect data on all city services supplied , by street and house/apartmentbldg/condo number. Aggregate to city block level or higher. Determine operating costs for that city block or higher unit. Add in equitable share of ge... more

Dining Deals

Lindsey MacDonald on Aug 09

This app would tell users which restaurants are offering food & drink specials any day or night of the week. For example, if you were looking for wings on a Monday evening, you could type in "wings" and it would generate a li... more

Keeping Up

Ruben on Aug 09

An information app were residents of Halifax could remain updated and weigh in on Council issues. Videos of council discussions and meetings available were councillors discuss the current issue. Updates from those meetings an... more

Where Does Our Garbage Go

Bob Angus on Aug 09

Where does our Garbage Go? Describe process from curb pick up, commercial, condo, apartment, industrial, building materials, batteries etc. and how they are handled, recycled, what items are reused, Stewardship Programs and... more

Guided Tours

Greg on Aug 09

More suited for other places, Halifax had many tours and guided activities. Using it app it will tell you what you can expect to see, history and other information that is hard to convey. It would use geolocation to track whe... more

Where's the Party?

Greg on Aug 09

This app gives you an idea of where people are going and whats popular around Halifax. It will track the geolocation of users(not using much data) and update on a map showing where people are. For instance, The Buskers. It wo... more

Back in Time

Paul Rozee on Aug 09

My idea is to explore Halifax through historic photographs based on your location. Much like a star map shows you where the stars are in the sky. This app will show you approximately what your view would have been if you were... more

Traffic Advisory

John Currie on Aug 09

create a app that can be updated on a constant basis even by users for up to date accidents and traffic hold ups in HRM. It can be a self reporting app but also the City can input known accident hold ups/ road closures or unp... more


Steve Jensen on Aug 09

Whenever you see a piece of broken infrastructure such as a burnt out street light, a broken sign, or a pot hole take a picture of it and send it to HRM with the app (most phones embed GPS data in the pictures they take). Th... more

Waterfront events

Jimmy on Aug 09

An app that would tell me the events happening on the waterfront , with location and time and dates

Halifax Central

Daniel Osborne on Aug 08

It would be an app where you can check Bus times flight times and train times and showtimes for Empire Theaters. It would give you details about were you are, and show you good deals on nearby hotels. Also you will be able to... more

U Wanna Know?

Adam Hack on Aug 08

This would be an information app where any users of smartphones can scan an info tag (type of barcode) that are placed throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. These tags would be located infront or nearby public buildin... more

Place to place on transit

Robert Tighe on Aug 08

There should be an app that will allow you to input your current location, your destination and the time you need to arrive by. It would come back with a list of routes (similar to Google Maps). However, when you pick the r... more

Parking enforcement app

Andrea Orr on Aug 08

Pay parking tickets online including payment options and locations. Include smart park for meters in HRM displaying park smart map with meter times and cost. Include info for customers regarding avoiding a parking ticket.

311 App

Shaun Simpson on Aug 08

Submit questions and complaints to 311 Centre, a searchable FAQ section that covers topics like transit, recreation, and council. Who to contact (with contact information) for Council, Transit, Bylaws, Police, Fire, etc. A... more


Shaun Simpson on Aug 08

An app that imports the Ice Thickness Conditions in the winter, Field Conditions in the Summer, and Operating hours/events at the Oval.

Locals sell

Sarah Heller on Aug 08

An app that you can plug in something you are looking to buy locally to support our businesses. Not Target, not Wal-Mart, but the mom and pop shops. Most of the time I am finding myself going to the large shops simply because... more

Park app

Catie on Aug 08

Where they are, what they offer, updates on lake closures, events etc

Cultural Geocaching

Adam on Aug 08

This app is a way to explore HRM, enjoying not just the destination, but also the journey through the city to get there. Unlike traditional geocaching, the reward at the end is not a physical reward, but an educational or cu... more

Metro transit

Nick on Aug 08

Metro transit should have an app with route maps, times, and live times to let people know what time the bus will actually be arriving / leaving

Halifax Rec

Nick on Aug 08

An app that lists all the REC centres, their facilities, a calendar of events and available rentals.

What can i do now? Recreation app.

Christy Linders on Aug 08

Interactive map of all sport facilities in HRM. Integrate schedules for public swims, skates, etc into a "what can I do right now/at this particular time?" calendar. Offer customizable alerts for sport field closures, oval ... more

GPS enabled app to show contacts

Evan D'entremont on Aug 08

Show contact info for city councillor, garbage, etc via GPS.

GPS enabled tour of city

Evan D'entremont on Aug 08

Using HTML5 GeoLocation API, get information on local restaurants, points of interest, etc. Have specific routes, and/or waypointing to calculate the fastest route through a selection or random hotspots.