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A web application that allows citizens to "adopt" civic infrastructure, such as fire hydrants that need to be shoveled out after it snows.
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Claim responsibility for shoveling out a fire hydrant after it snows.
You can see a running version of the application at
This application requires Postgres to be installed
git clone git://github.com/codeforamerica/adopt-a-hydrant.git cd adopt-a-hydrant bundle install bundle exec rake db:create bundle exec rake db:schema:load
bundle exec rake db:seed
A successful deployment to Heroku requires a few setup steps:
Generate a new secret token:
Set the token on Heroku:
heroku config:set SECRET_TOKEN=the_token_you_generated
RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake assets:precompile git add public/assets git commit -m "vendor compiled assets"
Add a production database to config/database.yml
Seed the production db:
heroku run bundle exec rake db:seed
Keep in mind that the Heroku free Postgres plan only allows up to 10,000 rows,
so if your city has more than 10,000 fire hydrants (or other thing to be
adopted), you will need to upgrade to the $9/month plan.
If you have a Google Analytics account you want to use to track visits to your
deployment of this app, just set your ID and your domain name as environment
heroku config:set GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_ID=your_id heroku config:set GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_DOMAIN=your_domain_name
An example ID is
UA-12345678-9, and an example domain is
In the spirit of free software, everyone is encouraged to help
improve this project.
Here are some ways you can contribute:
We use the GitHub issue tracker to track bugs and features. Before
submitting a bug report or feature request, check to make sure it hasn't
already been submitted. When submitting a bug report, please include a Gist
that includes a stack trace and any details that may be necessary to reproduce
the bug, including your gem version, Ruby version, and operating system.
Ideally, a bug report should include a pull request with failing specs.
bundle exec rake test. If your specs pass, return to step 3.
bundle exec rake test. If your specs fail, return to step 5.
open coverage/index.html. If your changes are not completely covered by your tests, return to step 3.
This library aims to support and is tested against Ruby version 2.3.0.
If something doesn't work on this version, it should be considered a bug.
This library may inadvertently work (or seem to work) on other Ruby
implementations, however support will only be provided for the version above.
If you would like this library to support another Ruby version, you may
volunteer to be a maintainer. Being a maintainer entails making sure all tests
run and pass on that implementation. When something breaks on your
implementation, you will be personally responsible for providing patches in a
timely fashion. If critical issues for a particular implementation exist at the
time of a major release, support for that Ruby version may be dropped.
Copyright (c) 2014 Code for America. See LICENSE for details.