by Sigrid Brekke
Published 1 year ago
Updated 1 year ago
Snapcrap is a mobile app that allows residents of San Francisco to request street and sidewalk cleaning from the city's Public Works department by submitting a photo of something gross (usually crap) and sharing its location. Users can then track their tickets through the app to see if they have been resolved.Jan 5, 2019
The App Snapcrap is a mobile app that allows residents of San Francisco to request street and sidewalk cleaning from the city’s Public Works department by submitting a photo of something gross (usually crap) and sharing its location. Users can then track their tickets through the app to see if they have been resolved.
Is snapcrap the solution to San Francisco's poop problem?
The new SnapCrap app is bringing San Francisco's poop problem into focus. The free app launched Tuesday for iOS users invites people to take photographs of feces on streets and sidewalks that need cleaning and delivers a report to the city's 311 hotline.
Could snapcrap app help clean up NYC's'Poop patrol'?
To address the issue, the Department of Public Works announced in April it hired five staffers to join a "Poop Patrol" to steam clean sidewalks and clean up feces. Public Works spokesperson Rachel Gordon welcomes the new SnapCrap app as another way to help clean up the city.
What are snaps and how to use them?
Snaps are easy to discover and install. Millions of users can browse and install snaps graphically in the Snap Store or from the command-line. Snaps install and run the same across Linux. They bundle the exact versions of your app’s dependencies. Snaps automatically update to the latest version.
What is Snapcrap app?
A new app called Snapcrap lets users take pictures of human poop on San Francisco's sidewalks or streets and send them to the city's Public Works Department to initiate a cleanup. Snapcrap, which launched on iOS last week and on Android on Tuesday, ...
What is the San Francisco poop patrol?
To help combat the problem, it established a " Poop Patrol " in August, made up of five public works employees who patrol the streets and steam-clean dirty areas.
Who is Amy Graff?
Amy Graff is the news editor for SFGATE. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and got her start in news at the Daily Californian newspaper at UC Berkeley where she majored in English literature. She has been with SFGATE for more than 10 years. You can email her at [email protected].
What app allows you to take a picture and press submit?
See something gross? The new 'SnapCrap' app allows you to take a photo and press submit. Tickets get instantly submitted to San Francisco's 311 line.
What is SnapCrap for?
SnapCrap was designed to make reporting human or dog waste on the sidewalk as easy as using SnapChat. Unfortunately, the resemblance was a little too close. At SnapChat's request, developer Sean Miller changed the color of his logo to avoid confusion.
Does SnapCrap share pictures?
Unlike the social app, though, SnapCrap only shares images with one "friend:" San Francisco's Public Works department.