PublicStuff program developers were able to create the app by analyzing the bio chemistry and makeup of specific odors. They noticed that different odors had different chemical makeups. They were then able to analyze the chemical makeups closely and apply an identifying code to it. The code is what allows users to, in return, report the smell and categorize it accordingly. By applying an identifying code to each smell, users are now able to automatically report and categorize issues from a set of several hundred common smells.
PublicStuff CEO and founder, Lily Liu, said the inspiration for developing the PublicSmell app came from the public itself. “We noticed that with an increase in pollution and changing urban development landscapes, more and more people were becoming concerned with the ‘smell’ of their city” said Liu. “The Atlantic Cities, a premier publication in urban and city development, even came up with a ranking for the top smelliest cities in the U.S. After reviewing these trends, we knew that public odors were definitely contributors to community quality of life issues. As such, we felt it was the natural choice to expand our services to include the reporting of public smells.”
To utilize the service, users just have to open the PublicSmell application on their mobile phone and click on the auto-smell widget. The smell will then be recorded and directed to the correct city department, just like any service request issue reported through PublicStuff.
To access any of the public services, please visit the following links:
Online Portal: http://www.publicstuff.com/
iPhone App: www.publicstuff.com/
Android App :www.publicstuff.com/
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ABOUT PUBLICSTUFF, INC. – http:// www.publicstuff.com/
Founded in 2009, PublicStuff is an innovative CRM software company that provides web-based solutions and mobile applications to address the service needs of both constituents and managing agencies. The online consumer platform allows the public to request services to a variety of organizations. The online municipal platform allows agencies to cost-effectively manage communications with customers and better manage the service delivery process. PublicStuff increases customer participation while also driving down costs for agencies. PublicStuff is headquartered in New York, NY. For more information, visit www.PublicStuff.com.