We at CitySourced are constant looking to improve our product offerings, and we’re happy to announce today that we’re going live with a new suite of reporting tools geared exclusively to our customers. We’ve been collecting data with our smartphone applications (available on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7) for over a year now, and it’s been starting to pile up. Now our customers can make use of this data and gain valuable insights into their workflow. With the new reporting application, our customers can now see:

  1. Total Reports by Date (Annual, Quarter, Month, Day)
  2. Total Reports by Report Type (Pothole, Graffiti, Street Light, etc.)
  3. Total Reports by Device Type (iPhone, Android, WP7, etc.)
  4. Total Reports by Device OS (iPhone 3.0, 3.1.2, Android 2.0, etc.)
  5. Total Reports by Status Type (Submitted, Received, Closed, etc.)
  6. Average Time to Close a Report
  7. Shortest Time to Close a Report
  8. Longest Time to Close a Report

All of these reports can also be broken down based on time period (ex: All reports from last 120 days, broken down by month or day). And, of course, all of the reports can be viewed on a map, giving a much needed geographical context.

We’ve implemented this solution on top of Azure in partnership with Microsoft. All of the reporting data will be stored in Azure Tables (for virtually infinite scalability) and the reports are batched processed by a Worker Role running in the Azure Cloud.

With the new Reporting application, our customers are now better equipped to analyze the data we’ve been collecting for them. Better analysis equals better decision making for both existing and future policy making. Better decision making will result in better quality of life for the residents of our customers. It’s a win-win for everyone involved. One can only imagine the possibilities: isolate gang movement and potential turf wars with graffiti analysis; locate infrastructure issues by seeing what streets are flooded most often; identify traffic and road usage by looking at potholes. The possibilities are truly endless!

If you’d like to see how these reports look and work, our sales team will be happy to drive you through an online demo. Feel free to contact them!

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