1 October 2012
Trafford Council's award-winning Mobile App has now been adapted for customers using Android devices. This means that more people than ever before will be able to communicate with the Council on the move, in a manner and time convenient to them.
Over 5,000 people have been using the App to find information, report issues and locate nearby facilities since it was launched for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch back in 2010. It was the first time any council had developed such a service, and led to Trafford being presented with a North of England Excellence Award for innovation.
Android customers can now take advantage of the same great features, which are available to download free of charge, followed later in the year by an App for Blackberry customers.
Executive Councillor Alex Williams said: "We are always looking at the most effective ways we can communicate with local people, and the App provides a really innovative tool for residents and visitors to Trafford to access information and pass issues to us wherever they are.
I am delighted that we have been able to extend this service to more local people by adapting it for Android use. This is all part of our mission to make sure that local people remain at the heart of everything we do."
Features available on the App, which was created in conjunction with Sale-based developers Boxsail, include:
Find my Nearest - using GPS technology you can find your nearest library, leisure or recycling centre and many more
Bin Calendar - if you need to check which recycling bins to put out you can enter your postcode and the App will tell you
Report an Issue - If you need to report a missed bin, litter, dog fouling or any number of issues you can use the app and even send us a photo of the issue
Jobs - get details of the latest vacancies
What's On - Looking for something to do on the weekend? Check details of local events
News - Up to the minute Council news
You can download the Apps at the following locations:
Apple App at www.trafford.gov.uk/contactus/itrafford/ or via the App Store in iTunes
Android App can be downloaded via Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trafford
These new developments are part on an on-going commitment to improve services for customers. Further enhancements to the Apps are planned, which will improve functionality and services for users.