With FlashPoll, Participation goes mobile !

The FlashPoll app for smartphones is an innovative approach towards a better involvement of citizens in municipal decision-making processes through location based flash polling.
Moreover, in the future, every public participation strategy will include a component for mobile participa-tion – in politics as well as in business.

  • Wouldn’t a mayor like to know what the citizens think of development projects?
  • Wouldn’t an event organizer like to know what the crowd thinks of the performance in real time?
  • Wouldn’t a manufacturer like to know what the customers expect of the release of a new product?

This is where the FlashPoll app for smartphones does its job.

The FlashPoll app is an innovative ap-proach towards a better involvement of citizens, costumers or who ever you want to poll – in decision-making processes through location based flash polling.

FlashPoll is THE tool for mobile participation !

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PRODUCT

The FlashPoll-Tool

A quite common situation in administrating municipalities is the need to take decisions of various scopes and with differing consequences on different administrative levels and target groups. Though participation has become a regular element in administrative decision processes, we have learned in recent years that early communication is not always enough to guarantee a successful and satisfying result. This is where FlashPoll comes into play.

The FlashPoll App allows to conduct “FlashPolls” and so get a feedback of the citizens or customers needs.

Inviting citizens to give their opinions through their mobile devices offers a possibility for more contextualized polls. The FlashPoll App makes that possible, it allows for better, more satisfying and more consistent communication between citizens and administrators or businesswomen and their clients. Since the App is for public clients, data protection and privacy rights are our highest priority.

Why is FlashPoll so unique?

  • FlashPoll supports decision-making by fast polling: it enables large numbers of people to instantly give their opinion

  • FlashPoll immediately visualizes feedback of public opinion on current political and social topics.

  • FlashPoll supports open and closed questions.

  • FlashPoll is privacy sensitive: The responses cannot be traced back to the users or to their devices. FlashPoll implements privacy by its design.

  • FlashPoll allows for a higher legitimation of (political) decisions by collecting opinions prior to making the actual decision.

  • FlashPoll offers professional packages with IT support and consulting by participation experts.

  • FlashPoll makes use of contextual information and spatial data in order to analyze and address certain target groups of citizens within municipal areas.

THE PROJECT

In municipalities it’s quite common that there are questions on the agenda that influence the daly life of their citizens. But if the only participation by the citizens is to vote from time to time that might not be enough involvement of the citizens. To get the citizens position on the problems that occur during the daly business of the municipality it needs a new additional instrument for participation. This is where the FlashPoll project comes into play. Our aim was to develop a tool that allows for better, more satisfying and more consistent communication between citizens and administrators or businesswomen and their clients.

The FlashPoll App for iOS and Android is a result of the combined effort of those partners.

The FlashPoll App is the result of a three years lasting project that was funded by the European Commission.

European Institutes of Technology EIT Digital

Innovation Area: Urban Life and Mobility

Period: 01/2013 – 12/2015

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