How often have you walked down the street and smelled something foul? Have you ever wished there was a way to report offensive public smells? Well, now you can! PublicStuff, theinnovative web and mobile based public service request management system, hasonce again paved the way in technology by creating the first ever odordetection app, PublicSmells.
How is this possible? PublicStuff program developers were able to create the appby analyzing the bio chemistry and makeup of specific odors. They noticed that different odors had differentchemical makeups. They were then able to analyze the chemical makeups closelyand apply an identifying code to it. The code is what allows users to, inreturn, 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 ofseveral hundred common smells.
PublicStuff CEO and founder, Lily Liu, said the inspirationfor developing the PublicSmell app came from the public itself. “We noticedthat 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 citydevelopment, even came up with a ranking for the top smelliest cities in theU.S.
After reviewing these trends, we knew that public odors were definitelycontributors to community quality of life issues. As such, we felt it was thenatural choice to expand our services to include the reporting of publicsmells.”
To utilize the service, users just have to open the PublicSmellapplication on their mobile phone and click on the auto-smell widget. The smellwill then be recorded and directed to the correct city department, just likeany service request issue reported through PublicStuff.
To access any of the public services, please visit thefollowing links:
Online Portal: www.publicstuff.com
iPhone App: www.publicstuff.com/iphone/
Android App: www.publicstuff.com/android