Louisville Metro Offers New Mobile Apps
Monday October 25, 2010
Apps include restaurant inspection scores & things to do in local parks
Mayor Jerry Abramson’s technology team, who maintain the city’s award-winning website, www.louisvilleky.gov, is now offering new smart phone apps that can keep citizens connected to city services and information on the go.
Mobile Apps are Here
The new “Louisville Mobile” app can now be downloaded from both the iPhone store and Android store and includes the city’s top stories, news, events, restaurant inspection scores and a feature that allows you to find things to do at local Metro Park’s by location and feature.
Just visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/mobileapps to learn more and link to the downloads.
The new Restaurant Inspection Scores app gives you information based on how far you are from the restaurant searched. The same is true for the Park Finder app, allowing you to find out how far it is to the nearest walking path in a Metro Park from where you are now, for instance.
Improving city government accessibility has been a longtime goal for Abramson, from improving the city’s website and starting MetroCall311 and Metro TV to the more than 5,000 suggestions that have come from residents at the Mayor’s Community Conversations.
“Creating mobile apps keeps us in stride with what citizens are experiencing today,” Abramson said. “They expect their government to keep up with technology and keep them connected to information and services on the go.”
Metro Technology Services, the technology team for Metro Government, is now working on delivering junk pickup dates, garbage dates and recycling information to the iPhone and Android. Those and other apps will be available in coming months.
Tell Us What You Want
Metro Technology Services wants to know what mobile apps and data you want from city government. Just click here to send feedback to the city’s technology team.