If you live in the northern states, chances are you're waking up to snow. And not just a little bit of it, either. Several states have created apps to track snowplows so citizens can still make it to work and school.
Sure it's great to be able to see when snowplows are headed your way after a blizzard, but what good are they if your city botches the response? It turns out snowplow tracking apps are actually helping citizens put the screws to local governments when they don't do a good enough job clearing the snow.
It's long been known that certain areas of the cities will get cleared before others, like the neighborhoods of the mayor or aldermen or basically anyone with money. And now that cities like Chicago and New York have implemented tracking apps for snowplows, regular citizens can make sure that civil servants are aware of the imbalance.