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Jakarta Post

Jakarta working on smart city mobile app

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 12, 2020   /  06:21 am
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The Jakarta administration is working on a multipurpose mobile application that will cater to the needs of Jakartans for a variety of information on the capital city, including latest updates on floods and a map of affected areas across Jakarta. The app, dubbed Jakarta Kini (JAKI), is managed by the Jakarta Smart City (JSC) team, a unit under the Jakarta Communication, Information and Statistics Agency, which manages the use of information technology for public services. A beta version of the software has been downloaded 82,756 times through the Google Play store as of Friday. JSC chairman Yudhistira Nugraha said the team had developed the app because more and more people were using smartphones rather than computers. "This mobile-first principle was driving our team to develop the app," Yudhistira told The Jakarta Post on Friday. "We assume people have access to [...