The ‘Blockavenue’ App Aggregates Data to Weed Out Bad Neigh

By: Alexander Lam - Published: May 23, 2013 • References: blockavenue and springwise
The ‘BlockAvenue’ app brings intense data analytics into real life and integrates them into your environment. The app takes a massive amount of data and aggregates it to provide detailed information about specific city blocks.

Data sets like crime rates, demographics, geodata, restaurant ratings and school ratings are used to create city report cards. Each area is rated with a score between A to F based on how desirable it is to live in that location. As a result, the app helps you to decide what areas to live, visit or invest in.

‘BlockAvenue’ also has a social aspect to it. The app lets you connect with locals, small business owners and interact with local firms. With the ability to talk with locals, identifying bad neighbors and areas can be done before you move in and changing your mind is too late.