Nearly 1,000 people have reported issues to City with new 311 mobile app
Nearly 1,000 people used their smartphone to report an issue in Minneapolis in the past month thanks to the new 311 mobile app, and thousands more are now able to keep Minneapolis neighborhoods safe, clean and well-maintained simply by using their smartphones.
Since the app launched last month, the City has received 875 service requests through the mobile app and there have been 2,617 downloads to iPhone devices and 1,182 downloads to Android devices.
Ten service requests are available within the app and more will be added throughout the year as the seasons change. Folks are able to report issues to Minneapolis 311 related to the following:
- Abandoned vehicle
- Parking meters
- Parking violations
- Traffic signal timing
- Broken street light
- Traffic sign repair
- Traffic signal trouble
- Other Issue
GPS technology provides the location of the service request and people are able to submit a photo to add more detail to their request. Just like making a request by calling 311 or using the City’s website, the person making the service request will be able to follow their request from start to finish. Service requests with the app can be made any time of day whether or not 311 is open for business and the request will be reported to the appropriate City department immediately.
The mobile app is available in the app stores for iPhone and Android devices by searching “Minneapolis 311.” Folks can also find a link to the app on the City’s website.
The City of Minneapolis wants to remind folks that you should not use the 311 app while driving.
Published Aug. 23, 2012