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Topic # 114638 26-Feb-2013 11:47
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FIXiT version 1.0 (note mixed case in name) was announced in this morning's The Dominion Post pA5 as an application to report problems (eg potholes) to the Wellington City Council.

Has anyone got it to work?

There is already a comment on Google Play Store that it crashes when trying to find/record location, and that is also my experience (Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Android 2.3.6).

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  Reply # 770398 26-Feb-2013 12:04
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Instead of using money on this the council should support initiatives already out there for more platforms, such as NeatStreets.




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  Reply # 770415 26-Feb-2013 12:21
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I don't get the paper - is it supposed to be some sort of replacement for Fix My Welly?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 770507 26-Feb-2013 14:40
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Dratsab: ... is it supposed to be some sort of replacement for Fix My Welly?


They don't mention that. Actually "Fix My Welly" looks that it might even be superior because it might allow the report to be sent (e-mail) to others besides the Council. However I haven't been able to find "Fix My Welly".

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  Reply # 770531 26-Feb-2013 15:08
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freitasm: Instead of using money on this the council should support initiatives already out there for more platforms, such as NeatStreets.


but reinventing the wheel is what bureaucrats do best!

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  Reply # 770656 26-Feb-2013 18:08
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Yep location broken for me, crashes. On SIII and old Nexus One. Without location you can't submit. The release date is November so it's pretty old.

Not sure why they waste money when Neatstreets and Fixmystreet are around.

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  Reply # 770669 26-Feb-2013 18:29
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nzfatmatt: Not sure why they waste money when Neatstreets and Fixmystreet are around.


What's in it for third party apps? Do they charge the council for their involvement? If you are using a tool for your own staff to report back maybe it suits the WCC to use their own.

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  Reply # 770674 26-Feb-2013 18:45
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Bung:
nzfatmatt: Not sure why they waste money when Neatstreets and Fixmystreet are around.


What's in it for third party apps? Do they charge the council for their involvement? If you are using a tool for your own staff to report back maybe it suits the WCC to use their own.


The third party sysyems usually email the relavent council wherever you are around the country. Much simpler for the user if your in multiple council areas. The only thing an in house app would do is as you say is possibly integrate with their system.

Thr main thing the council needs to work on once they fix the broken app is getting 3rd parties to fix their own property which gets tagged or broken. You can report it and either takes weeks or a few follow ups.

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  Reply # 770708 26-Feb-2013 20:04
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Dratsab: ... is it supposed to be some sort of replacement for Fix My Welly?


They don't mention that. Actually "Fix My Welly" looks that it might even be superior because it might allow the report to be sent (e-mail) to others besides the Council. However I haven't been able to find "Fix My Welly".


It's here :-)



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  Reply # 770730 26-Feb-2013 20:55
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Dratsab: ... It's here :-)


Not for me: "We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server."



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  Reply # 771676 28-Feb-2013 12:57
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Overnight FIXiT version 1.0 was automatically updated on my 'phone to ... 1.0

So, uninstalled 1.0 and re-installed FIXiT from Play Store.  Now version 1.1.2 which seems to geolocate OK.

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