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A city alert notification system http://supercat.srsly.co/
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A real-time app that gives people immediate information about the power outage (and soon, other problems) they're experiencing. People will get the info they need even if they've never heard of Super Cat. All tweets and posts are geo-tagged: During an outage, search for "tweets near me". The app also collecting historical outage data which will be displayed graphically and be available for download. INSTALLATION / DEVELOPMENT It's a Rails app. * Configure a cron job to run the rake task every minute. E.g. * * * * * cd /home/www/apps/supercat; /opt/ree/bin/rake --silent events:check_and_send * Use archive/supercat.sql as the initial / development database (it has the zipcode information). * Create Twitter tokens and add them to config/twitter_credentials.rb: To create the tokens, log in to Twitter and go to http://dev.twitter.com/apps. Register a new app, and you'll see your token values. Create the file with these entries: TWITTER_CONSUMER_KEY = '...' TWITTER_CONSUMER_SECRET = '...' TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN = '...' TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET = '...' LICENSE This app and all data is licensed under the GNU Public License.