Sure an app sounds cool, but is it relevant and useful to a Community? Absolutely… here's how.
In today's busy and technological-driven era, having an easy, efficient and reliable way to share information with the people who need it is a necessity.
SMB Apps enables town and community administrators to give direct and instant information via a smartphone app to residents and local businesses.
There is no cost or inconvenience to the community members who download and use the app - only the benefit of being in touch and being informed.
While the features for our apps are extensive in variety, some of our most popular Community apps use:
Remind residents of garbage day schedule changes over the holidays, road construction, cancelled events or water treatment alerts by the click of a button.
Allow users to access a local business directory complete with contact information and Google Maps integration
Residents can access common documents, permits or forms right from their phone - and submit them to town administrators with the tap of a button.
Publish community newsletters or bulletins to be read by residents right from the app. This convenience is not only better for the environment, it increases readership.
Between 2010 and 2015, there was a 1,525% increase in mobile data usage... and Smartphone users have DOUBLED in Canada between 2010 and 2014... and that number is growing!
A staggering 80% of internet users have a smartphone - and considering nearly every household or workplace has internet, that's a lot of community members.
53% of mobile searches are seeking local content - whether it's for local business hours or the rec centre's phone number... and this is where your app comes in.
In fact, 94% of smartphone users look for local information on their phone rather than the phone book or desktop computer.
SMB Apps is dedicated to increasing communication between community administrators and the people who live and work in the area. Our belief is that an informed community is a happy community - and we're doing our part to make this happen.