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From idea to app in Washington's tech land

Patrick Thibodeau | Feb. 11, 2014
Jeff Godin had a good job as a police dispatcher in Chester County, Penn., but quit to work full-time on other projects, including building an app for police and emergency professionals.

Standing not far away from Blake was Godin, in his booth.

Working as a police dispatcher, Godin noted that many calls from police officers to dispatch were for seemingly routine administrative items, such as contacting a tow truck operator, crime and offense codes, international driver's license information, phone numbers of local courthouse, and many other categories of information. The app is designed to save police officers time in accessing such information.

With that idea, Godin, an app-building hobbyist who says he is not a coder, built Badge Buddy, and has been filling it with data nationally. "I am a one-man show," he said.


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