Philadelphia City Controller’s office receives national attention for WatchDog app

    The Philadelphia City Controller’s office is being recognized for its WatchDog app launched last year for Apple devices.

    Now also available for Android devices, the app lets people report fraudulent activity directly to government agencies. Upon releasing the app last spring, city officials said they’d make the app available to other municipalities.

    Turns out the interest level is high.

    The National Association of Government Communicators gave the Controller’s office an Award of Excellence for the app. The free app lets users record and upload video and photos, report anonymously and use GPS to communicate the location of the fraud.

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