Report bribes with this app
MANILA, Philippines - Ever though of reporting that nasty cop that asked for a bribe for letting you go after making a wrong turn or driving through a red light?
Bribespot is an app that that allows smartphone users to divulge geo-tagged cases of bribery.
You can also report the amount of the bribe that was requested and to which particular government agency or security force the officer belongs.
According to online entrepreneurial resource engine Springwise, Bribespot "lets users reveal and visualize the corruption that exists around them."
"The app automatically determines the user’s location and then pinpoints and displays reported instances of bribery nearby."
Bribespot even has a check-in stream with specifics regarding each bribe, such as:
- How it was requested
- How much money was asked
- Was it paid or not
- Identity of the officer or agency involved
Users can remain anonymous when they report a bribe via the app, which has yet to reach the Philippines.
Can we do an app like this for corrupt cops and government officers? Bribespot app. Cool.... fb.me/H4KnIJHm— carlosceldran (@carlosceldran) September 6, 2012
Developed in Estonia, Bribespot is currently available for Android, and an iOS version is on its way. - Rappler.com