Building The Future With
Community Town Apps
Visitors & Tourism
Bilingual (Cymraeg & English)
Helping Digital Transformation in Rural Towns
Probably the only positive, to come out of the Covid crisis is how it has advanced our technology adoption, by at least 3-to 5 years. One of the effects of this was that life was made a lot easier by having a smartphone to get by during those lockdowns. The re-emergence of the QR Code, Apps for everything, and zoom calls became the norm.
During that period IT Associates & Apps4Wales Ltd formed a business partnership to bring affordable Apps to businesses.
We could see that with our award-winning App Development Platform, and our knowledge and experience in the technology sector, we could bring a new type of app to help in the digital transformation of our towns.
That’s where our “Community Town App” idea was born!
Bringing an App for all in the community to use which provides useful resources to everyone. Did we mention it’s Bilingual too?
For a resident the list of useful information available through a simple user interface is almost endless – from things as simple as – “what colour bin-bags are we putting out tonight” to – a map showing where all the post-boxes are in the town and surrounding villages, together with the collection times. There are many, many others. We call this
“Everything in its place and a place for Everything”
List of all those local services we need on a day-to-day basis.
We want to reduce the need for all that Google searching and make it easy to find what we need.
Listing of local government departments, medical centres and pharmacies, schools and other educational establishments. the list can be endless
Always up to date with what’s going on in your town.
With all the venues being able to list their event for free we hope it becomes the most widely used feature of the App
” It’s Events Calendar For The Town”
In this new digital era where we all have smartphones. It’s so important that we bring out those needed connections on our devices because they are always with us. We don’t leave home without them!
For The Business Community
We are talking about businesses within a radius of 6 miles or so, not just high street shops and service providers, we want all those local businesses that perhaps haven’t got a good digital presence to be here too, along with artisan makers, business clubs etc
An extra element that we are bringing to our App is “Live Town Footfall”. We have been working on connecting to the towns’ free Wi-Fi system and processing that information for our subscribed business users to see, live.
This will be just the start of linking to IoT systems and delivering a great use case. We hope that Llandeilo will provide a Carpark sensor in the future – nothing can be better knowing you have a chance that there is a place to park! Before you get here!
Local Business Directory
For our local businesses, we provide a rich listing, detailed with a description, direct website link, phone and email, social media links and logo/images – and it’s categorised to make it easy to use!
Only local businesses are allowed into the App, so only those that sign up can add their details, promote their events, and have their offers displayed.
Live Footfall Data
If the town has Free WiFi and we are given permission to connect to it we can provide simple live footfall data at your fingertips.
We have a saying “A place for everything & Everything in its place”
Visitors & Tourism
The Where & When
When we visit a place for the first time we like the whole discovery bit, but as a parent, maybe it will be – “where can I park, charge my electric car, find somewhere to eat , public facilities and a park to let the kids play etc.” Once that’s sorted, you are free to delve into the history of the place and seek out its hidden gems. By the visitor downloading the App they would have simple access to that information. “Plan and Book before arriving,” see what events are happening, find somewhere to stay and book a table for dinner.
When they leave, your visitors will still have the App so they are still connected to your town. They will still receive messages direct to their phone reminding them of events such as Festivals, what’s on in the town this week, maybe some live music in the pubs, or a concert in the Church – All subtle hints to return!
Lets Us Help Your Town
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