App will help parents, kids map routes to new schools
He says it started out as a selfish exercise: "I sometimes get to work from home and get to pick up my daughter after school. I need to hop on the L do so, and was wondering when I had to leave in order to get there on time."
The app's up and running now, with maps showing which schools are closing or relocating. By this fall, he expects to add so-called "safe haven" businesses and crossing guard locations. It works on smartphones or desktop browsers. Check it out at cps.go2school.org.
Meanwhile, Kompare is making the source code available here to anyone who wants to adapt it for use by other school districts.
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