We all hate Bangalore roads. What can we do about it? Well, the political ramifications of getting BBMP to move their behinds to fix the roads may be beyond technology magic, but we might be able to do something to raise more awareness.

Lets build an Android app + Web app that lets people quickly  snap a pothole (optionally add location tags), a short blurb, and post it to a public community feed.

A separate visualization would let you look at areas of the city with the most potholes (or with the most votes(?))

So anyways, this is the gist of the idea - more at the hackday.


  • Shrayas Rajagopal · Sat, 14 Sep

    Sounds really cool ! :) Lets do our part to help this infested city of ours

  • Gaurav Lochan · Wed, 18 Sep

    can i suggest an enhancement - use the accelerometer when driving - and detect potholes. But it may need some math to figure out what exactly is a pothole. What do you think?

  • Rajaram · Thu, 19 Sep

    It will be interesting to automatically capture and store the Geo location when a pothole is captured or detected. Then a simple web page can be built out that shows these as markers on a google map. Will be a fun element - like a control room type - for all users to see where the potholes are distributed or concentrated. (We can build a pothole busting game action on top later too :-))

  • Gaurav Lochan · Thu, 19 Sep

    I found this - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichangemycityjanaagraha.core. I'm connecting to janaagraha to see if we can help improve their app.

    • Aravind Krishnaswamy Gaurav Lochan · Thu, 19 Sep

      Great idea! BTW, if we are contributing, my preference would be that the body of it be open sourced. I suspect they'll be fine with it. What do you think?

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