New mobile app for Cedar Park
January 7, 2013 by Sarah
A new mobile app has been launched by city officials of Cedar Park, Texas, to help improve the efficiency of the city government and residents of the city.
CP Connect is available free of charge for Windows, Apple, and Android platforms. It is hoped that the new app will make it easier for citizens to report problems and for city officials to deal with incidents quickly.
The app will enable residents to video an incident, take a photo, or record audio and provide the exact location using GPS. As the report is sent instantly to city staff, they are able to prioritize and schedule for resolution as necessary, before sending notification to citizens when they have resolved the issue. The Mayor of Cedar Park, Matt Powell, is excited about the use of latest technology to improve city government. He said that the service of CP Connect has been dubbed ‘Snap, Send and Mend’. The app can be downloaded onto any Windows or Android phone or the iPhone.
In addition to providing step-by-step instructions for use, the app also lets you write a brief description to assist the report. Acknowledgements are issued when reports are received and when a report is closed a notification will be sent. Other reports can also be viewed using CP Connect and can be voted up by other users. It is possible that local printing services may be used to promote the new app, informing citizens of availability. The latest reports on CP Connect may also be viewed on Twitter.