App Detects Potholes; Reports to City

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(CNN) – No one likes potholes, and now there’s an app for that.

Boston is launching a pilot program Android app called “Street Bump” to help sense potholes.

Here’s how it works: when you hit a hole, the app registers it, and sends the size and GPS coordinates to a city database.

The app was developed and tested last year, but it had some problems registering railroad tracks as potholes.

Boston officials say it is confident developers can work out the kinks in the app in time for this summer’s release.