The Finnish public sector is becoming more accessible all the time. One example – equally new and innovative – is Service Locations, an app that guides citizens to all manner of public services. Users can access information about government agencies, libraries, swim centres, preschools and much more. The app shows where the various services are located and uses AR (augmented reality) to make it easier to find them. When the user holds up their phone, a street view pops up and nearby services are displayed in a layer on top. Augmented Reality in reality, so to speak.
The app was developed by Cybercom for the Finnish Population Register Centre. A beta version is available for Android devices and version for iOS is in development.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. The goal is aimed at promoting peaceful and inclusive societies and fairness for all. It also involves building efficient, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.