By Lindsay Ward


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The creators of an app that collects crowdsourced data on driving violations are launching a new platform to track when essential supplies are available at a grocery store.

OurStreets is turning into OurStreets Supplies to inventory retailers’ essential products — like fresh produce, soap and medication — so people can limit the amount of trips they make to the store, and ultimately limit their exposure to COVID-19.

The app can also let policy makers track trends and make decisions.

Shoppers will be able to record what supplies, and how much of it, is available at different locations.

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The app’s creator says Our Streets Supplies should go live inside the OurStreets app early next week.

Right now, there’s a stay-at-home order in place for Allegheny County. Residents are urged to stay home, but are still allowed to go to grocery stores.

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