PublicEngines announced its CityConnect mobile application. CityConnect is the first fully-integrated mobile application that allows agencies to inform, connect, and engage with their local community through their own agency-branded mobile application.
Law enforcement agencies have continued to adopt social media tools at a high rate; a recent survey from PublicEngines showed that almost 95% of agencies have a website, and nearly 40% have a Twitter feed while 70% have a Facebook page. However, the adoption of technology by the public is even higher, and the majority of mobile phone users now have smartphones. CityConnect brings together all agency social media tools, plus PublicEngines' popular services including CrimeReports mapping, TipSoft anonymous tipping and agency alerts into a single mobile application. It allows the public to stay up-to-date on local crime information and communicate crime information, unsafe conditions, and tips back to law enforcement officials any time, anywhere.
Features of CityConnect include:
- Custom branded application maintained and supported by PublicEngines
- Social Media ready with links to any major service used by the agency, including: Facebook page, Twitter feeds, YouTube videos, Flickr, Blog, Agency Website
- Built in applications to: Agency generated alerts, Crime alerts page, CrimeReports map, TipSoft anonymous tips, Alerts, Report a Problem