CivicChannels & Mobile Apps
Civic-Municipal Mobile Solutions
The importance of our local communities is unquestioned. Still today, there is no “single digital place” residents or visitors can go to find quality, comprehensive information about their local community. Small to large cities and Municipal Agencies of every type can benefit from a “community mobile app” to connect their community.
CONNECTLocal can deliver an immediate, easy entry, low-cost, mobile solution to your Civic-Agency through our “CivicChannel” program; or a custom, stand-alone solution through our CONNECTLocal “Private-Label” program.
Get your community up in running in days with a mobile app that aggregates the most important civic information into one place, showcases local businesses, and provides real-time mobile messaging to your constituents.
Mobile Connect with Your Residents
Area residents simply download the CONNECTLocal app from the Apple or Android App Store and subscribe to your channel. Instantly, they are added to your Channel Subscriber List and connected with your agency through CONNECTLocal’s platform. You can now send mobile messages to them and they can mobile message your agency, plus much more!
CivicAlert is an immediate mobile communication solution that allows you to reach your citizens, visitors and employees, through a Push Notification to their mobile device. Whether communicating routine or important news, CivicAlert allows you to quickly, distribute your information about road closures, trash pickup, school closings and more.
You can send unlimited CivicAlert Notifications to CONNECTLocal App Users at No-Charge. The system also allows you to enter the cellphone numbers of non-App Users to your subscriber list; these subscribers will simultaneously receive a copy of your message through SMS. (Nominal SMS carrier charges apply)
Each CivicChannel is a unique, separate network on CONNECTLocal’s platform which includes four content modules to organize and showcase your community content. Key Modules include:
Civic News Feed
Your NewsFeed displays posts about current activities, events, and news taking place in your community. The Feed makes it easy for Channel Subscribers to find all your important news in one convenient place. Notify them about events, meetings, committee progress, raffles, videos and more!
With higher read and click-thru rates than email, harness the mobility of your Channel Feed’s colorful graphics & text posts to tell your organization’s story. You can setup multiple user accounts to allow every department in your organization to post content to your feed.
Posts can go live instantly or be scheduled to appear at a later date. By default, your posts will also appear in CONNECTLocal’s main network. This means that all CONNECTLocal Users in your area will see your content even if they haven’t subscribed to your CivicChannel. You simply mark the post “Private” when you don’t want it to appear outside your Channel.
Civic Event Calendar
Your EventCalendar displays information about upcoming activities & events that will take place in the near future; typically one to three months. You can grant access to post to the EventCalendar to anyone you choose; including those inside or outside your organization. By default, your posts will also appear in CONNECTLocal’s main network. This means that all CONNECTLocal Users in your area will see your content even if they haven’t subscribed to your CivicChannel. You simply mark the post “Private” when you don’t want an event to appear outside your Channel.
Civic Business Directory
Your BusinessDirectory showcases the local businesses in your community. Each business receives a FREE Profile which highlights their contact information, description, web properties, photographs, reviews and more. Local business can upgrade their membership for enhanced features which may create a revenue stream for your Civic Agency. Businesses are also automatically placed into CONNECTLocal’s main network which means they receive exposure to both your Channel Subscribers and all CONNECTLocal Users in your area.
Local Offers Directory
The local OffersDirectory showcases coupons & specials from area businesses. Providing a high-value proposition to both your residents and local business’ the OffersDirectory organizes money-saving local offers into one place. Local area businesses will appreciate the free promotion and residents will appreciate the savings. Local business offers are automatically placed into CONNECTLocal’s main network which means their offers will be accessible to both your Channel Subscribers plus all CONNECTLocal Users in your area.
CONNECTLocal’s Website Channel Modules allow you to integrate the functionality of your Channel into your corporate website.
In realtime the content of your Feed, Event Calendar, and Business Directory will be displayed on any page you choose, with centralized dashboard control.
Easy installation with basic HTML commands.