Bribr, an iPhone application released in September. The app allows users to anonymously report bribes across Russia, and compiles the collected data to create a virtual map of the results.
Bribr is the latest program to make use of crowdmapping, a social networking tool that plots verified user-generated content on a map.
The technique has been used to create programs such as HarassMap, a project that logs incidents of sexual harassment in Egypt; Syria Tracker, which documents killings in Syria since March 2011; and I Paid A Bribe, a series of websites that report bribery in India and other countries.
“This app caters only to a small percentage of Russians – middle-class, mostly young people who have smart phones,” Panfilova told The Moscow News.