The Fingal Voices app is part of the Unheard Voices project which is a collaboration between Smart Dublin (https://smartdublin.ie/), Cork City Council (https://www.corkcity.ie/en/) and Enterprise Ireland (https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Research-Innovation/SBIR-Ireland/).
Unheard Voices aims to explore innovative solutions to encourage a greater diversity of voices, because inclusivity is essential to successful local decision-making.
Fingal Voices is an app which allows citizens to ask questions, respond to surveys and engage in dialogue with Council departments.
As users engage with the app, they gain points which can be redeemed for various prizes.
Geolocation technology is used to match users with questions and surveys relevant to them, such as events they are attending or issues affecting their locality.
A beta version of the app will be evaluated during the pilot project, which runs from October 23 2019 to January 31 2020.
The Fingal Voices app is now available:
- for Android devices at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/io.smartfutures.fingal.unheard_voices
- for Apple devices at https://testflight.apple.com/join/vOTWO3Qe .