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Welcome to the Apps Gallery showcasing the myriad ways public data is being turned into smartphone applications to improve the delivery of government services and enable citizens and public officials to engage more effectively. Many of the apps have also been credited with helping streamline city operations.

Below are a few of our seasonal favorites. If you want to browse the entire app collection, click Mobile Apps in the right column. If you want to browse by category, click on an area of interest – Citizen Reporting or Local Government Services, for example.

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Schneider Electric - Supporting Sustainable Farming with Azure IoT

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Farmer Craig Blackburn of Blackhills Farm in New Zealand, relies on Schneider Electric's SCADAfarm to manage water use. Learn how the system, built on Azure IoT enables Blackburn to adjust his irrigation machines to the land's water needs while integrating with weather predictions and making adjustments on the fly to net up to 50% savings.

Giving Voice to the Poor in South Sudan

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:45 -- Compassionate C...

A new initiative is adding a human touch to measuring poverty by collecting short video testimonials from people as part of the High Frequency Survey in South Sudan. Learn in this video how it aims to provide quantitative data on poverty levels in the country while at the same time providing an opportunity for the poor to voice their struggles.

Listening to Africa: A New Way to Gather Data Using Mobile Phones

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:40 -- Compassionate C...

The proliferation of mobile phones opens up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. Watch in this video how the World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries.