It’s not hard to spot things that need fixing anywhere you visit (whether that’s dodgy footpaths or dangerous trees), but it often seems like too much hassle to notify the local council. Mobile phone application NeatStreets aims to simplify the process by automatically forwarding complaints (and the photographic evidence) to the relevant council in Australia or New Zealand.
The application is currently in beta, and is available in both Android and iPhone versions. Take a photo of the offending trouble spot and submit it via the application, and the GPS data is used to automatically route it to the council covering that area. It’s a neat idea, though whether cash-strapped councils will actually pay any attention remains to be seen. If you give NeatStreets a spin on either platform, tell us how it goes in the comments.