Tag: phoenix

by Adam Klawonn

In the past, I’ve talked about some of the nuances in creating a location-based mobile app. Now I’d like to share some techniques for how we decided what to include in version 1 of the CityCircles mobile app, and how we accomplished what we did, to help you narrow your focus for any future apps [...] more »

by Adam Klawonn

What a difference a year makes. Last year, the CityCircles team was solely focused on building an audience for our unique, web-based publishing platform for the Phoenix light rail community. CityCircles has one of the slickest, easiest experiences for posting geo-tagged content (at least we like to think so). That said, think about everything that [...] more »

by Retha Hill

One of the joys of living in Phoenix, besides the winters, is the local airport. Sky Harbor bills itself as the nation’s friendliest airport and, while I won’t go that far, I love the fact that you can get in and out with minimal hassle. Even with construction to build a tram system linking the [...] more »

by Retha Hill

One of the ways SeedSpeak will measure success is by the number of “seeds” that become successful projects or solutions in a community. Neighbors might suggest improvements to their community (“let’s turn a community lot into a neighborhood park” or “let’s paint a mural on a brick wall that faces a thoroughfare”), but unless the [...] more »

by Retha Hill

The excitement continues to build in the Phoenix community over a new mobile and web platform that will help people sow positive change in the community. Since the June Knight News Challenge funding announcement, my development partner Cody Shotwell and I have fielded dozens of calls and emails from local people. They can’t wait to [...] more »

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

In the journey to launch our CityCircles beta site, we encountered many bumps in the road that turned out to be valuable lessons, and important opportunities. Below is some of what we’ve learned. And for those not familiar with our project, here’s a description of what we’re building: CityCircles is a collaborative platform where users [...] more »

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

First, a quick recap of our project: CityCircles is a multi-platform portal (using web and mobile) which delivers stop by stop information for Phoenix’s light rail system. Information includes businesses and services, news, events, and promotions around each stop. We encourage collaboration and will feature a social networking aspect to the site. Our launch party [...] more »

by Adam Klawonn

This week, CityCircles (formerly Daily Phoenix) attended a lunch event at Arizona State University that allowed us to have one-on-one conversations with college seniors who were interested in our project. (The event is summarized here.) This was a crucial event. ASU has a huge footprint in the Phoenix area because it has 69,000 students. They [...] more »

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

Daily Phoenix is a website and mobile app for Phoenix metro residents who use or live around the light rail. We are providing news and information per stop. Information includes business and services, events, promotions, gossip, networking opportunities, etc. all on a stop by stop basis. Where are we today? It has been an incredibly [...] more »

by Aleksandra Chojnacka

Before I dive in, I’d like to give readers a brief overview of what exactly our project, Daily Phoenix, is. This past December, Phoenix debuted a new light rail system which has changed the physical and social landscape of the city. We will use print, web and mobile technology to cater to these new commuters, [...] more »