Manchester, NH –At this evenings meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Manchester Economic Development Director, Will Craig, officially launched the city’s new mobile app named,“Manchester, NH Connect.” “After several months of planning and coordination with various city departments and integration testing with city systems, I am pleased to announce that our new mobile app, Manchester NH Connect, will improve the delivery of City services, increase government accountability, and make City Hall more accessible to the residents of Manchester,” said Craig. The official city app is free and available for download in the app store on iTunes for iPhones and Google Play for android phones.
Manchester, NH Connect will feature direct single button access to the following city resources: local officials contact information, real-time airport flight information, bus schedules, online payments, official meeting schedules and agendas, city jobs, public safety alerts, the public library and various recreational opportunities.
Manchester, NH Connect encourages citizen engagement by allowing anyone to report a problem directly from their mobile device. From potholes, to street light outages and more, a report can be made by simply snapping a picture and pressing send. An issue ticket is created and then routed to the appropriate city department for corrective action.
Manchester, NH Connect integrates several Arts and Entertainment venues throughout the city including, the Verizon Wireless Arena, the Palace Theatre, InTown Manchester, the Currier Museum of Art and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Venue schedules and ticket information can be easily accessed on Manchester, NH Connect.
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, who spearheaded the city’s initiative to develop an app and announced in his inaugural address in January, applauded the commencement of this phase of development. “This app is a must-have for city residents, visitors and professionals. From the convenience of your mobile device, you can access all aspects of city government from contacting the Mayor and your local Alderman, to locating various athletic opportunities available to children, to finding out what exhibitions are featured at the Currier Museum of
Art and purchasing tickets. Where technology is certainly a large and essential part of our everyday activities this is great news for the City of Manchester.”
The next phase of the app development will include the addition of the Manchester School District while new features will be continually added to Manchester, NH Connect. “It is our hope that Manchester NH Connect will continue to grow and that we can further increase access to city government and the Queen City community,” concluded Craig.