[ TECH BLOG ]
April 19, 2013
Leveraging Technology to Do More with Less
With sequestration officially underway, the phrase “doing more with less” carries more weight than ever before.
[ Q&A ]
March 21, 2013
Gavin Newsome: Government tech is stuck in the past
The former San Francisco mayor and current lieutenant governor of California spoke to Fortune in a wide-ranging interview on technology and the future of government.
[ VIDEO ]
April 5, 2013
How to Improve Government-to-Citizen Communication
GovDelivery CEO Scott Burns says cross-promotion, leveraging multiple channels and going (more) mobile can improve alert notifications to constituents.
October 20, 2012, San Jose Mercury News
Android app now playing in Google’s hometown.
Over the last two decades, the city of Mountain View has quietly emerged as one of the best-run and best-designed cities in the county. All you have to do is visit downtown Castro Street at night to get a sense of a city on the rise. It doesn’t hurt that its biggest taxpayer is Google, which would lend a lot of intellectual firepower and money to any city.
In that sense, the tale of a mobile app is instructive: Two years ago, the city introduced a mobile app for the iPhone called “Ask Mountain View.” It allowed you to quickly get information about police, code enforcement, or other city services through a comprehensive set of FAQ’s and email updates.
One little nit: Apple’s biggest competitor on the mobile front is Google’s Android system. And the city had no immediate app for Android. This was like a Bay Area sports store offering only Los Angeles Dodgers regalia.
So last week, Mountain View sent out a news release that effectively paid heed to the local front: “Ask Mountain View” is now available on Android at play.google.com/store/apps.
October 2, 2012
ICMA Conference October 7 – October 10
Comcate will be exhibiting at the 2012 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Conference in Phoenix, AZ from October 7 – October 10 in Booth #237 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The ICMA Conference will draw over 2,500 local government professionals from around the world and will feature more than 200 speakers and a wide range of professional development courses.
Since 2001, Comcate’s eFeedbackManager (eFM), Code Enforcement Manager, Inspections software and Citizen Mobile Access offering have been setting the standard for the delivery of trusted, fully featured, easy-to-use solutions for public agencies, enabling compelling cost and operational efficiencies as well as improved service levels. These solutions will be available for demonstration in the Comcate booth. We hope you will stop by and see us!
February 05, 2012
California City, CA Implements Comcate Software for Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement Cases, Visits, Activities and Violations Can Be Managed By Officers While in the Field
February 03, 2012
Report Problems to the City of Menlo Park, CA Using Comcate’s iPhone App
Citizens Can Now Report Non-Emergency Issues Using Their iPhones
The app is expected to become available for Android devices in the near future. iPhone users can download it now for free through the iPhone App Store or at http://www.menlopark.org/.