Second Screen More than 70% of New Yorkers use smartphones - powerful, pocket computers. Smartphone innovation is on the fast track, and the era of wearable computers has not even started. Our system complements the smartphone and the coming generation of wearable computers.
City Positioning System The City is already experimenting withIndoorGPS. DataWells can be leveraged to create a City Positioning System. A high-resolution CPS covering the entire city would accelerate hyperlocal innovation.
Citizens as Sensors Modern smartphones are bristling with sensors. We now surrender these readings, along with our personal information to corporate giants so they can sell us things. Why not share this anonymized data with the City to make for Smarter Government?
dot.Communities It is now easier to reach the entire world than to reach out to your neighborhood. Why not arm community boards, block associations, and other citizen advocacy groups with technology to create dot.Communities?
Answering People Interface Instead of several siloed appsfrom different agencies, why not have actionable, correlated, relevant information at your fingertips, regardless of the source? We envision allowing smartphone developers to surface actionable information through this interface too.
Civic Hackers, Citizen Scientists Tap into the Genius of the Crowd. Researchers, Students, and Civic activists will all inevitably "scratch an itch" and create innovations that leverage the DataWell and the data it exposes and collects - creating a Civic Commons for everyone's benefit.