News release from the Allen County Board of Commissioners, dated July 28, 2011 – see the webmaster’s note at the end of this post:
Allen County INfo Goes Mobile
New app delivers government information & resources
(July 28, 2011) â€” There’s now a new way to stay plugged into Allen County government while you’re on the go.
The latest news, events, maps and services from the County are now available right on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch through a revolutionary mobile app called YouTown.
“We recognize the value of government-to-citizen communication and the crucial role of mobile technology in today’s society,” said Nelson Peters, President of the Board of Commissioners. “That’s why Allen County is pleased to partner with YouTown to provide this free service.”
YouTown allows the publication of various types of public data â€” all of which is easily viewable on your mobile device. Using an easy-to-navigate interface, you can browse recent news, check out local events, and find resources for civic services. Here’s a quick look at what Allen County is currently offering on YouTown:
[li]Maps allows you to quickly find County buildings and landmarks, parks, libraries and other locations using the familiar Google-map format.[/li]
[li]News is the place for keeping up with County government releases, important advisories and traffic alerts from the Public Information Office.[/li]
[li]Events keeps you informed about upcoming meetings, festivals, activities and holiday closings.[/li]
[li]Services is a convenient tool for learning about things such as applying for Homestead exemptions, making public records requests and viewing property record cards online.[/li]
YouTown offers the ability to sort and filter publications so you can get customized Allen County information that’s relevant to your lifestyle. Instead of searching multiple websites, you can find what you’re looking for on one simple screen â€” even if you’re out of town or on the road. The YouTown app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch can be downloaded at no charge from the iTunes store. Allen County government is incurring no cost to provide this service.
Webmaster’s note: I have several news releases from various organizations sitting in my inbox. Part of the mission of this blog is to keep a historic running record of the goings on in Fort Wayne. To that end, even though they are out of date, I am including this older news release.