In an earlier blog, we talked about how we enhanced our eDesigner (IEG4’s online forms builder) product to enable non-technical users to capture geo-location based incidents. This was but one of the Lego blocks we had in mind when shaping services that revolve around location.
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During the inaugural eDesigner (IEG4’s online forms builder) hackathon, one of the things that was heavily voted for by our users was the ability for citizens to report issues on a map. Indeed, by the end of the day we had a prototype created. As they say, location matters, and we felt this was an important function to add to eDesigner as a part of the personalisation strategy we have in our digital services. That is to say, the new Map functionality within eDesigner is very smart, but it is just one element of our strategy to provide personalisation around a user’s location - more on this in a future blog post.