Instead of NextMUNI, We Should Have a NextTHEFT to Chart iPOD Robberies on Our Buses

NextMUNI is fine and all (sometimes), but shouldn’t the next iPhone / iPod application be NextTHEFT? You know, so you could be notified when you’re approaching a bus stop at at a day and time with a high rate of Apple icon thievery? 

Maybe it could warn you by vibrating when the danger is especially high, the way Frodo’s Sting would glow slightly when Orcs were around.  Then you could hide your precious and your telltale white earbuds, or whip out your old-school WalkMan, Palm, or Zune HD (as nobody will risk hours and hours of booking at juvie for one of those devices.)

Speaking of which, get all the deets about today’s Supervisor Bevan Dufty-sponsored Violence on MUNI hearing (nice new logo, Mel) and learn the latest theft techniques here, from Mari at MUNI Diaries.

Anyway, the proposed application would look like this:

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via Jamisonsomewhat. Click to expand.

That’s the front end, all somebody would need to do is load up theft/robbery data and this would be a fully operational app.

Courage.

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One Response to “Instead of NextMUNI, We Should Have a NextTHEFT to Chart iPOD Robberies on Our Buses”

  1. If it vibrates in a high-crime location it will be easier for the criminals to snatch. Brilliant!