The City of Orlando has just launched a prototype website, alpha.orlandofl.gov, in an effort to test and update their online services. Services that are currently available on the website include: Reporting a Problem: Let the City know when you see...
First Green Bank filed paperwork seeking approval for a series of facade improvements on their new building Downtown, located at 250 N. Orange Avenue . The Appearance Review Board (APB) was requested to grant a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval...
The 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship will be held at the Amway Center, from August 9-13. Call of Duty is a popular first-person shooter video game series that has made its way into the eSports industry, where people...
On May 7, Lake Eola Charter School students launched a Mars landing simulation project, in the middle of Fashion Square Mall. The 45-hour project is part of STEP; a two-year Space, Technology, and Engineering Program, that teaches students about space...
EDIT: City Hall, Public Safety, and Public Works have all been connected to the service. The City of Winter Park has also already begun extending the service to the Community Center, Civic Center, golf course, and the cemetery. Next...
Public-interest information exchange website, Planetizen, provides a series of free online video-lectures on urban planning, design, and development. One of their available courses is on Tactical Urbanism and is taught by Mike Lydon, Principal of the group, Street Plans Collaborative...
After nine years of business in Orlando, Doorstep Delivery has merged with The Bite Squad. The merger happened in late March. Doorstep will now have access to an improved customer service platform, better tech, and mobile apps, in the hopes...
The City of Winter Park has launched a new app to better serve its residents. The Ask Winter Park app will allow users to report potholes, broken street lights, janky sidewalks, or any other infrastructure issue that should be addressed...
NASA will host their 48-hour International Space Apps Challenge at the Guidewell Innovation Center on the weekend of April 29. Participants will collaborate to solve challenges posed by NASA scientists like designing interactive space gloves, or processing clean water...
The National Transportation Noise Map tracks trends in transportation-related noise, including aviation and highway noise, and is part of the National Transportation Atlas Database (Website). The data is hoped to aid policy makers when making decisions based on noise-related transportation...
According to local transit watchdog blog, SunRail Riders (Website), the commuter train leadership team is considering switching away from ticket vending machines, in favor of a mobile payment app. There have been a number of hiccups lately with the ticketing...
A new service is turning texts into faxes for lawmaking decision makers, with the hit of a button. Resistbot (Website) is a free service that allows users to reach out to politicians across the country, by transcribing their texts into...
The University of Central Florida Student Government Association has partnered with Uber to provide discounted ride rates between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. All trips must fall within a given boundary, shown...
A new Orlando-based website has been launched that takes a close look at the world of LGBTQ video game news. The Gaymer will share all LGBTQ-related news in the video game industry. Stories covered so far include "5 video game daddies...
Orlando Venues is requesting approval from the City of Orlando for funds to purchase upgrades for their existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Venues are asking for $121,371.55 from the City to purchase upgrades which will provide full coverage to the Amway...
Ikea has launched a new gift registry service online HERE, as well as on Android and iOS apps. Users can now simply scan product bar codes in the store with their app or manually enter the numbers into the website at...
Image via SmartCitiesCouncil.com Orlando and five other Smart Cities have been selected as part of the 2017 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. The challenge will allow the City of Orlando to receive mentorship on how build their comprehensive smart city plan...
RENDERING OF ARRAY VIA OUC OUC, Orlando's municipal utility, will begin installing a floating solar array on a large pond near its Gardenia Operations Center on February 9. The installation of the new 31.5 kW array is expected to take...
PROMO: Credo Conduit, the newish co-working arm of the pay-what-you-can coffee shop franchise Downtown Credo, has found a new home at 1001 N. Orange Avenue in the North Quarter . The mission of Credo Conduit is to "cultivate a network...
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center at the Orlando Public Library will be hosting a free open-house event to showcase VR technology, demonstrations of their in-house audio, video, and photography studios, and more, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, February 11. Exhibitors include...
  Vayable.com is a website platform that offers a variety of off-the-grid tours hosted by locals, around the world. Tourists can book unique, hyper-local experiences in whichever city they're visiting, with the moneys exchanged going directly into the local economy. Each experience is...
When we last reported on Airbnb in November of last year, HERE, it was regarding the policies the City of Orlando was looking to put into place to govern Short Term Rentals. A "Short Term Rental" is a lease...
PHOTO VIA SHAKESHACK.COM Shake Shack has launched their new mobile ordering app for iOS, Shack App, and first time users will receive a free single ShackBurger for signing up. The app allows users to order their food for specific pick-up times,...
A new app called What The Health (Website) has launched that aggregates health inspection data and assigns a letter grade based on the latest inspection a restaurant, hospital, or bar has received, in the State of Florida. The app will...
UPDATE:  A few hours after this post went live the City of Orlando learned that they had been selected as one of the ten official Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds in the country, by the U.S. Department of Transportation. To...