Skip to comments.OSHA Wastes $200k for Mobile APP that Doesn’t Work
Posted on 11/23/2011 8:36:24 AM PST by Nachum
The infamous $640 toilet seat which the Pentagon purchased back in the 1980′s now has a crappy, excuse the pun, modern day equivalent: a government-made mobile app with a price tag of $200,000.
Rich Jones of Gun.io, a job board for hackers, downloaded and installed the Heat Safety app from OSHA. Its a straightforward service that finds your current location, measures the heat and humidity and serves up a warning with notes if the temperature is dangerous.
One might call it the kind of app that could have been created for less money by simply telling people to stick their head out the window before work. But this level of precaution is OSHAs mandate and its good, in theory, to see government trying to leverage new technology.
Mr. Jones, an Android developer himself, took a much darker view.
(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...
There is probably a free one already available that works.............
hee hee.. it looks like butt
Only 200K? Im surprised. Considering the sourse.
Big government slush-fund job for big-government (we always “no” better) OSHA sent to big government green consultants (who only get paid from bigger government efforts) who reliably vote for and pay for democrats:
From the article:
“He decided to file a Freedom of Information Act and learned, a few weeks later, that OSHA had paid $106,000 for this Android app and $96,000 for the iPhone and Blackberry versions. The work had been done by Eastern Research Group, and environmental and energy consulting firm which itself contracted out the work to a group called Pixelbit creative, a digital design firm that apparently cannot finish their own web site. After reviewing the source code, numerous developers concurred with Mr. Jones”
That's because Beavis made it.
In 2010, the median household income in the US was $52,026. Wasting 200k on a worthless and vapid app just consumed and destroyed the entire annual income of 4 households.
And we wonder where the jobs are.
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