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April 19, 2014

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Commissioner sponsoring contest to find ideas for Clark County smartphone apps

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Justin M. Bowen

Clark County commissioner, Lawrence Weekly

Two years ago, Clark County developed a smart-phone application that lets people photograph and e-mail graffiti, which is sent to a team that cleans up the eyesore. Some 2,000 people now have since downloaded “MyDistrictD” onto their phones.

The idea has been such a success, Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is challenging residents to come up with new applications the county can use. Those who come up with the ideas need no knowledge of computer programming. The person with the winning idea will receive $500 and have his or her idea turned into a working application by App-Order.com.

Submissions can be sent to a link, found at Clark County website by April 14.

Weekly said Monday the idea is to come up with ideas that can “improve our quality of lives — to allow the taxpayers to be the eyes and ears of the county.”

App-Order.com moved to Las Vegas 2 1/2 years ago from Los Angeles and is housed in a building at Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

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