‘Appy Thursday Burlington!

So the City of Burlington has released a mobile app.

There have been rumblings about it for some time. Jeff Crowder, Communications Advisor to

SeeClickFix could help keep our city beautiful

the city comments in a recent news release on the results of a survey that led its creation.

We know that more than 50 per cent of our web traffic is from our mobile devices, so it makes sense to provide an easy-to-use, mobile portal for communicating to our residents. The app will provide all the information a person needs on a day-to-day basis and gives us another important venue to send out emergency information.

Jeff Crowder

The new app is available on Blackberry, Android and Apple devices.

Ease of Use

In terms of use, the app seems simple. A scroll bar across the bottom of the screen allows access to a number of areas. One of the main focuses of the app is is it’s ability to send emergency updates. We’re not too sure what they are qualifying as an emergency update, but it seems important none the less.

The parking feature should come in quite handy during the busy summer months

Users also have access to city news releases as well as the ‘what’s been plowed’ service. Having real time updates fed through your phone’s map application is a neat addition to this app. The parking feature shows all available lots in downtown Burlington. It looks like the updates will come in real time. This could be a handy feature come the spring and summer months.

A Helpful Tool

The service request feature is in my opinion the coolest on the app. Connecting with the app SeeClickFix, users send in service requests directly to the city. You can send in a request with a note or image, tagging the location in the process. There are already hundreds of requests in que.

It’s only the early going, but the app seems like it could be a helpful tool. Download it today and let us know what you think!

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