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City Of Tampa Mobile App

January 31, 2014

mobile appBy Matt Wiley

Tired of the dangerous pothole on your street? Want to know the waste collection schedule for a specific holiday? If these are common questions you wish could be answered in the palm of your hand, you’re in luck, as the City of Tampa has released a FREE mobile application that streamlines the process of getting vital city information to citizens, without a phone call or the need for a desktop computer.

Available for both Apple’s iOS operating system for iPhone and iPads and for Android phones and tablet computers, the City of Tampa mobile app takes all of the pertinent information on its website and puts it into the pockets of its citizens.

“Technology plays a critical role in the economic future of our City,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn in a Jan. 8 press release. “That’s why I am committed to modernizing our infrastructure, bringing free Wi-Fi to our urban parks, and making the City more user friendly through apps like this. The app puts city services and City Hall at the fingertips of residents.”

Whether it’s keeping up with Mayor Buckhorn’s latest tweets or getting his email address, the app provides a simple way to deliver information to the public.

The application’s main menu offers a variety of services for those who utilize it. Among the options are tabs for the latest city news, jobs posted by the city, important phone numbers, including the numbers (but not email addresses) for the Tampa City Council, non-emergency Tampa Police (TPD), city services (general info and customer service), code enforcement and power outages, as well as emergency information for hurricanes, public works, stormwater, trees, waste water or sewer repairs and Tampa Water Department emergencies.

In addition, the app offers quick access to service requests (such as that pesky pothole) and meeting agendas for Tampa City Council meetings.

Look for the City of Tampa app in the Apple Store and Google Play store for Android devices. Still on the fence? See a video demonstration at TampaGov.net/MobileApp.

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