Software apps and online services
Discovering your community can be hard. We wanted to make it easier to support your local businesses, entertainment & community groups. We wrote the "Stay-Local" Alexa skill to help citizens discover & join their local communities and help cities get more engagement from their citizens. We used the New York Times API to identify local news, and added information for top attractions.
We installed Alexa on Pi for an Echo type device, so the skill can be run on the device. With Stay-Local, businesses don't worry that they're wasting money on suspicious "engagement" metrics, because the Stay-Local only runs when a citizen wants to know what's around.
Stay-Local's simplicity makes finding new communities to be a breeze. There's no web page covered in advertisements- just a daily report of what's happening with your neighbors and fellow citizens.
Stay local, with Stay-Local!