Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Today in "That Story Sounds Familiar" News

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

If you were looking around the Arizona Daily Star's website yesterday, you might have noticed a blog entry by Darren DeRonco about an app designed to fight the scourge of graffiti:

Got a graffiti problem in your neighborhood?

There’s now an app for that.

Tucson’s released an app where residents can file a report and even send a picture of the graffiti.

The app, dubbed MyTucson, was created in a joint collaboration between the City and Graffiti Protective Coatings. MyTucson is free to download for the iPhone and Android.

I suppose that DeRonco copy doesn't exactly mention when the app was released, but if you're thinking the story has a bit of a not-so-fresh feeling, it might because you remember our story on that very same app back in 2010:

The new application, called myTucson or Target Graffiti, debuted locally on Sept. 1, as part of a high-tech effort to crack down on graffiti in Tucson.

The app allows users to take a photo of graffiti using their phone and send it, along with a description and GPS coordinates, to the city of Tucson, where it is sorted by location and surface type before being forwarded to a Graffiti Protective Coatings employee in the field.

With the help of this new technology, the company can usually paint over a tag within 24 hours, said Lupe Mercado, the general manager of Graffiti Protective Coatings.

But, hey, we don't always share the same audience, so better late than never, right?l

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