SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A newcomer to San Francisco has created a free app to make it easier for people to report poop and used needles on the city’s famously dirty streets.
Sean Miller, 24, moved to San Francisco from Vermont after college last year and says he was astonished by the amount of public grime. His “Snapcrap” app was released over the weekend for iOS users and declares itself the “fastest way” to request cleaning in San Francisco.READ MORE: El Dorado County Braces For Flooding After Caldor Fire
“See something gross? Just snap a photo and press submit,” the app’s description reads.
The photos are passed to the city’s Public Works Department, which has its own 311 app to report feces and trash, as well as potholes and graffiti.READ MORE: Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Barred From Caring For Bears Until It Makes Changes To Enclosure
Miller, who lives and works downtown, says downloads have been in the “few hundreds.”
San Francisco leaders have been grappling with the state of the city’s dirty streets. There were more than 24,300 requests last year for human waste cleanup.
Miller says he’s adding features to the app and hopes to work with the city to improve a very San Francisco problem.MORE NEWS: Kings Home Opener Brings Life To Downtown, Stresses Business
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