Community Engagement App for Parish & Town Councils
Connecting and engaging with with your community is vital – as is making sure the information is accessible and in a format that works for modern lifestyles.
A mobile app allows councils to connect with the community in a way that suits people’s lifestyle. There will always be a need to publish information on a website but that often requires the user to take action and visit the website. Whereas a mobile app, once downloaded, is with the user all the time and can serve up information and messages directly to the user – perfect for engagement.
News & local issues, e.g road closures, meetings
Community projects, such as Neighbourhood Plans
Supporting local businesses
Directories of shops, attractions & local venues
The type of content and messages you want to share are completely under your control through the easy-to-use admin area.
Engaging with Your Community
Using one of the unique functionalities that mobile apps bring – notifications – you can:
Send push notifications to users’ devices
Highlight important messages, news & events
Encourage feedback through community polls
Use custom directory for shops, businesses & groups
One, simple admin area to control your app.
The app is a partner product of the WCAG 2.1AA accessible website many councils have for their council and the new mobile app can be controlled from the same website admin area as the website, with controls to have different content and messaging on the app to the website if required.
Built on the popular website admin platform, WordPress, you can easily:
Add and edit new pages
Add events & News
Add local groups, shops & businesses to a directory
Display a calendar of meetings & events
Easy access to council services with A-Z directory
Suitable for Apple & Android devices
The Community Engagement app is suitable for Apple iOS & Android devices and can be downloaded from the App Stores.
The price includes both versions.
Branded and styled to match your council’s image, you will have both Apple and Android apps in the package and are publicly available to download once built.
Apps work with inbuilt smartphone accessibility tools to assist the user in interacting with the app in a way that works for them and their accessibility needs.
The app is provided in both Apple iOS and Android formats and is fully supported, like your WCAG 2.1AA accessible website, by the experienced team at Aubergine.
Partner app to your accessible website
Great community engagement tool
Push notifications of news, events and other updates
Display different content to website or mirror it
Control the app from the same admin area as the website
Apple iOS & Android apps provided
Easy to update yourself in minutes
Directory function for local shops, groups or services
Can be used without website
Full training & support throughout.
£1995 + VAT for both Apple & Android apps
That’s both apps & admin area with full training.
Year 2 onwards: £400 + VAT per year for apps’ hosting & support.
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR SLCC MEMBERS
Make an enquiry
If you would like to know more about how the Community Engagement App can be used by your council to encourage and improve community messaging, and would like a demo please get in touch.