State Senator Eric Adams likened the app to having a community watch group right on your cell phone.
Using their credit or debit cards, users will be able to buy any type of ticket with any origin and destination.
The app will provide access to nearly 90,000 restaurants, stores, attractions, hotels and bars. Its features include reservation bookings on OpenTable, movie ticket purchases via Fandago and information about public transportation.
In an emergency, seconds count. It took police nine minutes to respond to the Columbine High School shooting, but it took them 90 minutes to locate a building map. But one borough in New Jersey is leading the way in preventing that problem.
Among the 11 winners is Embark NYC, created by a group of 20-somethings led by David Hodge. They have a system that uses your smartphone’s GPS, even underground, and it navigates your trip when you punch in a destination.
The clock is ticking if you still have holiday shopping left to do. New apps can help you get your shopping done on time.
Need a black car to pick you up? Just pick up your smartphone. GroundLink Car & Limo Service has a new app for Android and iPhone that you can use to book a reservation.
More multi-space meters have been installed, making all city-run garages equipped with the high-tech meters.
Technology is bringing a new life to a tradition that is over 100-years-old.
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Quick Response Codes were used for product packaging and advertising. Local governments are starting to use them as well. In New York City, a smartphone can now be used to read the code on construction permits.
Our picks for the coolest, most efficient and best apps for Android users in New York City.
CBS 2′s Rebecca Jarvis shows you the smart steps you need to take to protect your smartphone.