You can now make FOI requests using a a mobile app, that monitors the request and see your response.
OK, well sort of. You have to be in the USA and want to make a FOIA (federal level request) to the Department of Homeland security. Admittedly, it is a little niche.
The app, which as far as I know is the first in the world – please correct me if I am wrong – allows the user to send requests, check the status of the request and also look at other requests in the FOIA library.
“By conveying the online request process to mobile devices, requesters can submit requests and check the status of existing requests anyplace, anytime. The mobile capabilities of the eFOIA app will greatly enhance the user experience, and provide convenience for the requester community.”
However, if you’re in a place where you can access the app, it collects a lot of your data, making it easier to monitor you. This includes your location, even though it says it won’t use it.
Anyway, it’s an interesting project. Here are some screenshots: