MyCivic Apps has launched its first ever international apps for two cities in Ecuador, the first for the city of Salinas, a beautiful tourist destination on the coast, and for the picturesque little town of Alausi located in the interior of the country. The app went live October 28, 2015, both in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
This is especially exciting news for MyCivic Apps, as it is the start of something greater for the company itself. I have always been aiming to spread the good qualities of MyCivic Apps around the world. This is not just your ordinary, beautiful app, it is inspired by a desire to build stronger, safer, and more engaged communities. Which is just what the world needs! Bill Gates’ vision was that there would be a computer in every home. That has been hopscotched by the cell phone. My belief is that every person will have a computer in their hand and if we supply them with the right tools every human can have a say and be directly involved in their community. My goal is to have a NEAD app on every cell phone in the world. The United States has always been viewed by me as just a beta test. My vision is much larger than our borders. We already have a tremendous amount of infrastructure in place here in the United States while other countries do not. They can bypass the expense and implement much more cost-effective ways to communicate and engage their citizens through mobile. These countries are hungry for technology and for ways to improve, while here in the United States it is often looked upon as more work due to the fact that there is infrastructure already in place so changing that and having to relearn a new system can seem redundant.
Our ability to communicate quickly and efficiently is definitely one of the most important tools in our busy world today. But the WAY we communicate with society has changed because of ever-growing modern technology. How can we catch up? The answer is simple: join them. That is why MyCivic Apps is encouraging local governments to discover the power of mobile apps today. They have the ability to promote your city, engage citizens, support local economic development and instantly communicate local news, events and services.
The city of Salinas has made a smart decision in choosing to showcase its growing city. This is an all-in-one way to attract tourists to the area as it has all the information they need to find their way around the city safely with unique features such as where to find parks, facilities, hotels, restaurants and much more. For the citizens who call Salinas home, this is also a perfect way to stay connected and up-to-date with any local government announcements, news and upcoming events. The local government of Salinas is also making use of the push notification and incident reporting features to keep citizens informed on current news and important public notices. With the current eruption of the Tungurahua volcano and the impending El Nino storm season, this is especially important to help them prepare for unwelcome calamities.
MyCivic Apps wants you to start engaging in a more meaningful way. The information is in the palm of your hands. Become a civic citizen and make it happen today!