Maplewood Unveils Township Mobile App

The Township of Maplewood now has a mobile app available for free on the iTunes store and Google market place.

Maplewood App Screenshot.
Maplewood App Screenshot.
The Township of Maplewood unveiled their new customized mobile app to enhance communication between the township and residents, the Township Committee announced Tuesday.

“In the wake of hurricane Sandy a lot of people lost power and couldn't get information using their laptop or desktop computers,” said Township Committee member Marlon K. Brownlee. “Smart phones were a way people could get that information.”

“We recognized the need to communicate in as many ways as possible and this one venue in which we were not taking advantage of things.”

The township contracted CivicPlus to create the customized mobile app which is now available for free on the iTunes store and Google market place.

The mobile app will complement the town website and any content posted on the web, will automatically be viewable on the app, the township said in a written statement.

Residents will have access to Township news, alerts, event information and more. In addition, residents will be able to make reservation requests for fields in the parks, submit service requests, and review information pertaining to Township facilities; including hours of operation, contact information and directions, they said.

“In addition, you will be able to request services through the app as well,” said Brownlee. “If you would like to put in a request to use a particular park or submit service requests or review information about township facilities, all that information will be available via this app.”

To download, search “Maplewood NJ” in the App store or Google market. Register your information to begin receiving news, alerts and other information.

“It's very easy to do, its very straightforward, go for it,” said Township Committee member Gerard “Jerry” Ryan.
Joe Territo September 05, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Why no link?
Chad September 06, 2013 at 07:23 AM
The app is a great idea but after looking at it and trying to enter information for "repairing a broken street light" it seems the app doesn't work. Some links are not clickable, it is confusing and not an app so much as a bad version of the town website. I tried to find a "contact" button to ask for help but couldn't find it... I finally found a email address on the app but the email bounced back to me. A town app is great but only if it actually works to make getting town information and services easier. I'm looking forward to a version that is functional.
Lee Navlen September 06, 2013 at 09:09 AM
How can that be Chad? Committeeman Jerry Ryan says it's very straightforward? Could Jerry be perhaps be full of it?
Chad September 06, 2013 at 09:23 AM
It has lots of potential
Rocket J. Squirrel September 06, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Excellent. Now we can rat out our neighbors on the go. very cool.


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