The Economist: Armed with smartphones, Colombians are taking on the local mozzies

The Economist: Armed with smartphones, Colombians are taking on the local mozzies


If you see a pothole, smell gas or step in water from a burst main, you can report the details online immediately. Smartphones mean that any concerned citizen can help keep a city’s infrastructure in proper repair—in theory. In practice, a nudge is sometimes required. And in the case of a project organised by Premise, a company in San Francisco that analyses geographical data, that nudge is financial. Read Full Article