Back in May we talked about Earth 911's iPhone app that helps make local recycling really easy. Then last week we talked about San Francisco cracking down on recycling, and even implementing fines for improper composting or recycling. For those residents who want to avoid that fine and like the sound of an iPhone app to help, you've got one!CleanTechnica hosted a blog post by Mayor Gavin Newsom that announced that San Francisco's environment department has launched an iPhone version of the popular web-based EcoFinder tool that residents use to find local recycling information. The app combines government info
This iPhone app is a great example of San Francisco embracing the emerging philosophy of Government 2.0 -- using web and mobile technologies to provide more effective processes for delivering government services. By sharing our EcoFinder database via an XML data feed, we've been able to develop the iPhone app with community partners, as well as provide accurate information to Earth911.com's national recycling database.
It's a pretty cool idea that, now that there's the potential of a fine involved, will likely get utilized by the city's gadgillion iPhone users.