main idea of our project is to create
an application and web page that interconnects various city services to offer a better and
much simpler user experience, and to encourage citizens to help
preserve the environment.
are aware that a similar App already exists here in Barcelona, called
"Bústia Ciutadana" which has the same principal that we
were looking for, but we are taking the idea a step further by
introducing new concepts and a different functionality.
will also be a plastic card linked to the user previously registered
on the web page, that will be able to be used instead of other city cards a
citizen might have. This is, instead of having different city cards, the users can optionally include them in this one.
new perspective we are introducing is the concept of Citizen Points,
the main idea of which is to encourage people to contribute to
environment protection. The way this works is very simple; there are
many ways to earn Citizen points, and each aspect is punctuated
incidents around the city in real time.
public transport and Bicing.
Recycling materials like oil or batteries at green points.
the user's birthday.
points earned can then be used to get different kinds of discounts in
cultural events, for example in museums, cinemas, or theaters, and also council taxes.
motto is "Get what you give".
Linked to this web application there will be a plastic card that will be able to
include various city services so as to have them all in one card
rather than having different cards. These services are all optional
and can be added to your card once you receive it. They include Bicing, public transport, student-card, single parent card, large
family card, "pink" card for the elderly or handicapped
people, and so on. Each user will receive a plastic card to the address they facilitated when registering on the website.
Plastic card detail
the front side of this plastic card you will find the name and
surname of the user, as well as the user's DNI and image, a
contactless chip, and the city hall's logo, while on the rear side
you will find a magnetic bar code and a QR code.
information contained in the QR code is thought for emergency cases.
It will contain personal and medical information about the user such
as the DNI number, full name, telephone number, blood type and
different allergies. This way, when medics attend a patient they can
scan the code to immediately know what they can provide the
patient or not.
The web page has been created as a form of registration and social media to provide information to the citizens. That is, in order to receive the card and start earning citizen points, users will have to first register on the web page.
Anyone living in Barcelona who wants to join this new city platform will have to introduce their personal and medical information, and the DNI number will have to be a valid number. If not, the registration will not be able to take place.
The web page holds different contents such as the services the user can be linked to, news posts that can be interesting for the users and a reward catalogue with all the discounts available at the moment.
Link to the webpage: http://bcitizen99.eu-gb.mybluemix.net/
The mobile App linked to the platform, has basically the same functionality as the web page, with some extensions not available for the website.
Users can register using this application the same way as mentioned before.
On the main page of the application users will find a welcome page with a login, register and catalogue button available for non registered people, where this last one shows what types of discounts are available with city points. Once the user logs in, the app will redirect to a screen containing the personal information, the catalogue and the user's notices.
These notices inform the user through a push notification about new or delayed city bills or fines, like waste taxes, traffic infractions and other.