Apps

A Map of New York City's Moods

The Financial District is one of the angriest places in Manhattan, according to software that measures emotion.

WalkSafe

3 Next-Gen Apps for the Stressed-Out Urbanite

Too busy to worry about little things like "health" or "pedestrian safety"? Your smartphone is on it.

Facewatch.co.uk

How the Cutting Edge in Crowdsourced Crime Fighting Could Do More Harm Than Good

Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.

Google Maps

How the New iPhone Will Expose Cities Lagging on Open Data

Once Apple releases its new mapping software, you'll only be able to find the bus if you live in a city with open data.

Socrata

The Next Big Start-Up Wave: Civic Technology

Right now, civic-minded digital innovation is done mostly by volunteer hackathons and app contests. Code for America has a plan to change that.

The Village

Want to Shame a Terrible Parker? There's an App for That

In Russia, an app identifies "parking douches."

MTA

Let This App Be Your Guide to New York's Subway Art

There's a ton of good art strewn throughout the winding tunnels of the MTA's transit system. This new city-sanctioned app makes finding it easier than ever.

Miguel Tremblay

Motion-Activated Pothole Sensors ... In Your Phone

Boston hopes its driver-operated Street Bump app will grow sensitive enough to detect cracks in the pavement before they become gravel-spewing craters.

Reuters

GPS, Smartphones, and the Dumbing Down of Personal Navigation

Does a controversial new app herald the death of street smarts?

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age

A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers