Forget about peeking outside to see if your neighbor's garbage bins are out, with Rollout! we use your phone to look up your location and instantly let you see your schedule for your neighborhood. You can set up reminders to tell you when to take out your trash to make sure you don't miss recycling day again.
Rollout! was created as part of the City of Houston Hackathon by Kenton Gray (@kentonue). Joel Cook helped with the design.
Special thanks to Mayor Parker, Jason Herbst and Jeff Reichman (@fileunderjeff), Solid Waste Management
NOTE: This app is only available for areas covered under City of Houston waste management
Showed up at least 4 or 5 times at once!
The app keeps looking for schedule and don't ever finish.
Was working now it is not please fix
If it would possibly sync with your calendar then it would be a great app.
Does not work. Keeps asking to connect to internet when i already am.
Like my ex wife! Wtf man? Divorce
I want to like this app so much more, and it has potential, but two big issues I see. First, it needs to be able to remember a location I set (home, etc) and shouldn't seek my GPS location each time. If I set it at home, it should show that schedule each time I open. Second, the reminders don't work. It says it set them successfully, but I've NEVER had an alarm go off. Once these are fixed, I'll gladly give it 5 stars!
It would be nice if it synced with Outlook Calendar or let me set a reminder the day before pickup. Also, it would be nice if I could browse recycling centers nearby and what all they recycled. This would be helpful particularly to know where I can go to recycled things like plastic film, plastic bags, and glass.
Need to add zip code option where I can put in ny zip code and find the trash pick up time and date instead of using GPS.
Not sure what's up with this app, was working perfectly before, now it gets stuck "Looking up your schedule", or says I "need to be connected to the Internet or in Houston".. Please fix.. *edit* Moments after submitting this review, I gave it one last chance before uninstalling, and it worked instantly.. Maybe we should have more patience or there could be a bug in the app?
I like the idea and applaud the effort but all it did when first accessing it was display looking up the schedule. It just hung there.
I live in Houston, I've entered my address as well as turned on the location on my phone. It still says there's no schedule and to try again when I'm in the Houston area. What gives?
I tried using the app on my Android and my iPhone and the same error message about me not having an Internet connection appears even though I was using my mobile hotspot. Please fix.
The app doesn't remember my address. Why have a reminder feature if I have to enter my address each time I open the app?
Regardless of how I enter my location, it tells me there is no schedule and maybe I should live in Houston. My address has been in Houston over 100 years. Used to work. Now, nada.
Good idea but needs some tweaks - it should not require my location feature to be turned on, if it can't figure out your location, let me enter it. Also a pop up explaining what Junk and Tree Waste is would be great addition.
I get 25-30 notifications (all at once) every day, except on my actual trash or junk day. Then on the actual days, I get the correct notification. I'm guessing it's not supposed to function that way. Very buggy. Doesn't surprise me given it's a technical tool released by a municipal organization. Nice try, Houston, but still doesn't work. Needs some fixes.
Wish the "reminder" option could be set for the night before. I put mine out after 6pm the day before.
Great idea but did not work for me. Locked up and would not allow me to get info
Good work on this app. Works great for me.
When I first opened the app yesterday on my Droid RAZR M, I just got a blank screen. But this morning it worked. Maybe I got the white screen because I wasn't at home (or in any residential area) when I opened the app yesterday.
Just another reminder that, even though I have a Houston address, pay city taxes, and serve on jury duty I'm not a "Houston Resident" and this application doesn't support me.