Some municipal applications :

  • Road traffic (jams, events, prohibited streets).
  • Lists of major projects (location, schedule, responsible).
  • Collective transport (time, problems).
  • Collection calendar (garbage, snow, dead leaves).
  • Air pollution level.
  • City Council meeting (agenda, proposals, list of aldermen).
  • Municipal services (schedules, regulations).
  • Sensors for water, electricity, gas (consumption control, performance peak).
  • Permit application by Skype for the elderly.
  • Dialogue with Citizens (blog, wiki, e-zine).
  • Points of Wi-Fi in municipal buildings.
  • Finding a place to park.
  • Finding your way from A to B (metro, buses, etc.). Etc.

Some commercial applications

  • Shopping (the circular).
  • Lists of restaurants (by neighborhood and cuisine, booking).
  • List of hotels (by price range, booking).
  • Address lists for emergency repairs (plumbing, electricity).
  • List of child care by district (registration).
  • Desktop sharing.
  • Video Conference System to the international (rental).
  • Monitoring the delivery of a package. Etc.

Some community applications

(See also the proximity model, chapter 6, no 19):

  • Calendar of neighborhood activities (coordination, planning).
  • Support to the organization (advertising, printing).
  • Hackathon for young programmers.
  • Organization of community gardening and beekeeping.
  • Sharing exchange bicycle or car.
  • Community support for agriculture (organic baskets, unions ready- to-eat).
  • Walks Jane (citizen walk to discover the neighborhood).
  • Housing Cooperatives. Etc.

The media facade

A new art emerges : creating façades of media. These are hybrid environments combining both images on building facades with digital technologies and networks in interactive and dynamic forms.

Here is the example of the 2.22 Montréal building, a cultural showcase lighted by Moment Factory, followed by another example, located in Tokyo created by architect Giostra :