street-sweepingapp.jpgWhy isn’t there an online service that provides street-sweeping information based on your address/intersection?

Okay, so this is my own question. This morning, in a burst of caffeine-fueled ambition, I decided I was going to develop a street-sweeping info application. I called 311 to get the appropriate data and was told the service already exists (I must admit I’m slightly relieved, as I have no idea how to make an “app”)!

It’s called SF Viewer. Plug in an address or intersection, and it’ll tell you when you have to move your car for street sweeping (on both sides of the street!). The 311 spokesperson told me that occasionally some addresses don’t work – if that happens to you, call them and they’ll get you whatever info you need. I tried a few addresses, and they all worked perfectly.

SF Viewer also provides other helpful information, such as lot numbers, your district’s officials, and the nearest public library.

Are there any other city services you’d like to see developed into an “app,” so to speak? Let me know!

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  • Xenu

    Is it really fair to call a website an “app”?

    Especially considering it won’t work on most phones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm…)

  • Xenu

    Is it really fair to call a website an “app”?

    Especially considering it won’t work on most phones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm…)

  • sfboogie

    no. two completely different things. so alas – an app still needs to be developed for sf streets (cleaning, permit times, meters, etc.).

  • sfboogie

    no. two completely different things. so alas – an app still needs to be developed for sf streets (cleaning, permit times, meters, etc.).

  • sagitta100

    Create a Google calendar of your street sweeping schedule. Have Google Calendar text your phone notifications. Tada!

  • sagitta100

    Create a Google calendar of your street sweeping schedule. Have Google Calendar text your phone notifications. Tada!

  • Katie Baker

    Well, I didn’t say “mobile app” – just an “app,” which SF Viewer is. But a mobile app would be awesome. I love Sagitta100’s suggestion!

  • Katie Baker

    Well, I didn’t say “mobile app” – just an “app,” which SF Viewer is. But a mobile app would be awesome. I love Sagitta100’s suggestion!