City Projects for a Smarter City

We challenge the developers to join City Projects track, so we can work together in finding and building smart software solutions that will improve people’s lives in big or small cities.

City Projects are encouraging transparency and participatory governance with the intention to increase the quality of life in our cities. Join us!

Proposed projects for HackTM 2015

HappyCity

[Locul 1]

Measure what makes life in a city worthwile

BikeWatcher

[Locul 2]

Keep your bike safe.

Upgrade IT

[Locul 3]

Co-creating solutions for the Smarter Timisoara

CityBox

[Mentiune]

Management of public works.

See what my neighbour is building

Heatmap and stats for building permits in Timisoara

Open Ministery

Tool for promoting change through collective citizen participation and leverage public officials by building large consensus.

La Pompa

A map based web app that enables a quick comparison of gas prices in your location. Visit pumpprice.in/[my-location] to check it out.

Mobile Printing

Mobile Client for printing receipts for homefile.ro

Zdapo

Find nearby deals!

DaCity

[Youngest Team]

The easiest way to find help in modern society.

Două Locuri

[Best Presentation]

Find a place for your night out

geoAPI

Simple API for storing/retrieving geotagged metadata.

BikeDom

[Best Design]

Bike companion to help bikers safely navigate in Timisoara and encourage bike use as a mean of transportation.

If you want to work with us, but you don't know what project to sign up and have no idea about a new project, we expect you during the event in the City Projects Zone! ;)

HappyCity

[Locul 1]

We take into account economic figures to measure a city performance. But a great city is made out of happy people.
We provide an alternative way to track success and well being of a city. City Happiness Index is a comparable metric that gives instant feedback on city happiness.

Current Team

Andrada Boldis - Developer

Alin Tuhut - Developer

Razvan Smarandeanu - Developer

Lucian Daniliuc - Developer

Category: SmartCity

Project Idea: Alin Tuhut, Razvan Smarandeanu, Lucian Daniliuc, Andrada Boldis

Who will benefit from this project?
Citizens and city administration officials

Technologies
Docker, InfluxDB, Grafana, PHP

BikeWatcher

[Locul 2]

Our app will alert the user if his bike is being stolen using sensors mounted on his bike. If it was stolen, it will send a signal which can be received by other users nearby which have the app or special receivers which can be mounted by the local police.

Current Team

Verdes Andrei-Vlad - Architect

Roberto Judet - Mobile Developer

Roxana Lorint - Mobile Developer

Maduta Serban - Embedded App Developer

Category: SmartCity

Value generated by this project
People who use bycicle will have a better chance of getting back their bikes.

Who will benefit from this project?
Bike owners.

Technologies
Bluetooth, Accelerometer, Android, Java, C, Microcontrollers

Upgrade IT

[Locul 3]

Upgrade InTimisoara is an initiative that gives residents of Timisoara the opportunity to be a part of shaping the city’s future by co-creating solutions for the Smarter Timisoara.

Upgrade before you have to!

Current Team

Victor Vranceanu - Architect, BE/FE developer

Robert Roth - Designer, FE Dev.

Alexandru Pupsa - BE & DE Dev.

Dejan Nichsici - FE Dev.

Category: City Planning

Project Idea: Andrei Aurel Vlaic
vjandi@gmail.com

Project Mentor
Dan Bugariu
dan.bugariu@mysmartcity.ro

Value generated by this project
The application will provide a easy way to see projects in which the people can be involved or come with new projects.
A community to challenge others to do professional projects in order to have a Smarter City.

Who will benefit from this project?
citizens

Partners in this project
- Our Team
- People who lives In Town

Technologies
.JS, .NET, Azure, Umbraco, SQL Server, git, REST API

CityBox

[Mentiune]

Public institutions will be able to request work permits. This app will facilitate the management of any work progress done on public domain. It allows public institutions to receive notifications about work in progress

Current Team

Raducu Parvan - Developer

Cosmin Mitroi - Developer

Dragos Victor Damian - Developer

Andrei Gorgan - Developer

Florin Horne - Architect, Mentor, Developer

Category: Administration

Project Idea: Florin Horne
florin@horne.ro

Project Mentor
Florin Horne
florin@horne.ro

Value generated by this project
This project is ment to help administration in managing all public work sites, and facilitates the contractors to get permits more easily and in an transparent environment.

Who will benefit from this project?
- Public Institutions
- Public contractors

Technologies
Php, Phalcon, Openlayer, Geoserver

See what my neighbour is building

Heatmap and stats for building permits in Timisoara: http://maiebanatulfruncea.com/TimisoaraConstruction/

Current Team

Silviu Vert - Data Wizard

Cristian Vat - Data Guru

Rudolf Graef - Architect (a real one)

Category: City Planning

Project Idea: OAR Timis

Project Mentor
Silviu Vert
silviu.vert@gmail.com

Value generated by this project
Citizens can see the trends in the construction field in Timisoara. Building permits and more transparent.

Who will benefit from this project?
- OAR
- Citizens

Partners in this project
- OAR
- Cloudbase
- ASC
- Politehnica University of Timisoara

Technologies
Google Maps, Google Geocoding API, Python, OpenRefine

Open Ministery

Legislation crowdsourcing platform. This can be used by citizens as a tool for promoting change through colective citizen participation and leverage public officials by building large consensus on pressing issues or by politicians and community leaders to develop agendas tooned to the interests of their community.

Current Team

Denis KURUNCZI - Mentor

Mihai FRIJA - Developer

Alin Iordachescu - UX

Category: Open Government

Project Idea: Denis Kurunczi
pauldenisk@gmail.com

Project Mentor
Denis Kurunczi
pauldenisk@gmail.com

Value generated by this project
A way to harness the collective intelligence of citizens.
A tool for self-governing and participatory democracy.
A way to test public opinion and to build larg consensus on pressing issues.

Who will benefit from this project?
- citizens
- organizations
- public institutions
- universities
- private companies

Partners in this project
Asociatia Smart City
Coalitia pentru Date Deschise

Technologies
Various

La Pompa

https://github.com/hacktm15/lapompa/blob/master/README.md

Current Team

Călin Marian - Backend developer

Vlad Socaciu - Site builder, coordination

Vasile Petrice - Designer

Mircea Tihu - Frontend developer

Category: Administration

Project Idea: Călin Marian

Project Mentor
-

Value generated by this project
Nearly perfect transparency to prices at the pump.

Who will benefit from this project?
Driving citizens everywhere

Partners in this project
-

Technologies
Various web technologies

Mobile Printing

Mobile Android App that connects to homefile.ro, display information about tenents and bills to pay. Using mobile termic bluetoot printer receipts are printed for tenants.

Current Team

Petru Isfan - Architect, Mobile Developer

Andrei Avram - Mobile Developer

Category: Administration

Project Idea: Home File Team

Project Mentor
Petru Isfan
petru.isfan@gmail.com

Value generated by this project
Flat administrators can print recepits ob the fly

Who will benefit from this project?
- Flat Administrators
- Flat tenants

Partners in this project
- Home File
- ASC

Technologies
Ionic, Android

Zdapo

The aim of this application is to provide commuters of the city an easiear mean on finding nearby deals.

Current Team

Cristian Filip - Frontend developer, Mobile Developer

Norbert Fazekas - Backend Developer, Devops

Category: SmartCity

Project Idea: Fazekas Norbert, Filip Cristian

Project Mentor
Fazekas Norbert, Filip Cristian

Value generated by this project
The application provides a nice way to find great deals which people are interested in. Also, the local companies can promote themself and target specific user groups.

Who will benefit from this project?
- local commuters
- local companies.

Technologies
Scala, Spray, Slick, mySQL
AngularJS, Ionic (Cordova), Grunt

DaCity

[Youngest Team]

Imagine all of your problems being solved right here and right now just with the click of a button ! Well, this is not that but it's pretty close. Go to DaCity, post your problem and someone  will come in help.  

Current Team

Costolas Darius Flavius - Backend Developer

Silaghi Fineas - Frontend Developer

Category: SmartCity

Project Idea: Costolas Darius Flavius, Silaghi Fineas

Project Mentor
Costolas Darius Flavius, Silaghi Fineas

Value generated by this project
People will help eachother according to thier skills

Who will benefit from this project?
- The Society

Partners in this project
US

Technologies
Apache, Php, Laravel, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap,

Două Locuri

[Best Presentation]

How many times have you got to a pub with your friends and there where no more tables available? We have come across this problem pretty often lately so we decided to make finding a place for your night out a little easier. Our project offers everyone the posibility to see how many free sits are left in the nearest pubs and restaurants and to book a tabel for them and their friends.

Current Team

Category: Culture

geoAPI

Simple API for storing/retrieving geotagged metadata.

Current Team

Category: GIS

Project Idea: Marius Banici
marius [dot] banici [at] gmail [dot] com

Project Mentor
Marius Banici

Value generated by this project
API support for geo-enabled applications.

Who will benefit from this project?
Developers

Technologies
Javascript, OAuth

BikeDom

[Best Design]

Bike companion to help bikers safely navigate in Timisoara and encourage bike use as a mean of transportation.

Prototype: https://invis.io/384UKB1VC

Current Team

Simina Sirbu - UX/UI Designer

Ioana Iordan - UX/UI Designer

Andrei Bora - IOS Developer

Calin Georgescu - FE Developer

Category: Infrastructure

Project Idea: Ioana Iordan, ioana.iordan@newhaircut.com

Value generated by this project
- Supporting the use of bicycles as a mean of transportation
- Suggest safe & fast routes for bikers in Timisoara to support both beginner bikers and experienced ones
- Suggest popular routes based on most used tracks
- Gather open data to provide local administrations and urbanists information on current bike lanes, usage of bikes in the city, usage of current lanes, signal missing tracks, etc.
- Support the bike use by rewarding bikers based on the km they track / gamification concept
- Support local bike shops by promoting them in a partnership form (local bike shops to provide rewards for active bikers)
- Informational platform to provide education and support for bike users

Who will benefit from this project?
- Bikers
- The city/citizens  - use of bikes is ecological, healthy and cheap (decrease in traffic, gas emissions, etc)
- Bike Shops
- Local Administration

Technologies
Various