The City of Austin, Texas, is utilizing Textizen during the Austin's New Year festival to connect with visitors and residents and find out more about their experiences at the third annual event.
What is your New Year's resolution?
Text us at 512-518-5879
Text your answer to have your response recorded. You'll get two follow-up questions about the event. Normal cell phone rates apply.
Your privacy is important to us. We won't use your phone number again for anything else.
Learn the results
Follow the City on Twitter to find out Austin's' most popular resolutions. We'll be sharing tweets throughout the month of January.
What is Textizen?
Textizen is a service to help city officials, community leaders, and local organizations get feedback from the public via SMS to make more data-driven, representative decisions.
Who made Textizen?
Textizen was created by Alex Yule, Michelle Lee and Hannah Young of Code for America.
What is Code for America?
Code for America partners with local governments to foster civic innovation. Through its Fellowship program, Code for America provides an opportunity for the web generation to give back by embedding developers and designers in city governments to collaborate with municipal leaders. Founded in 2009, Code for America held its inaugural fellowship in 2011. This year Code for America has connected 26 fellows with eight cities nationally. Through the Accelerator program Code for America supports disruptive civic startups, and through the Brigade program Code for America encourages civic participation by organizing local groups of civic technologists to take action in their communities.
All the applications that Code for America creates are open source - meaning they are customizable, configurable and free for communities around the world to use.
Austin's deployment of Textizen to support our public outreach and feedback efforts during F1 utilizes an application that was orginally developed for the City of Philadelphia, but is available for use by other cities and governments - no installs or coding required. If you can use email, you can create and manage Textizen surveys. Sign up at textizen.com and someone will be in touch with you soon to create your account.