Nominees for Shanghai’s top 10 social innovation projects were announced last week after a preliminary selection. E-Housekeeper is the only nominee from Songjiang to compete with 29 projects for the final vote in early May.
E–housekeeper is a versatile mobile app developed by the Sijing Town government. People can download it for free and interact with local authorities via the app if they want to make a complaint or suggestion.
The app has links to officials in charge of public utilities, traffic management, environmental protection, and other matters. Users can upload pictures to show problems they report and concerned officials are alerted immediately. Later, people can rate the official treatment of the problem with the app.