SALISBURY, Md., July 25, 2013 – – Mayor James Ireton, Jr. is pleased to announce the new City of Salisbury Mobile Device Application. The new application is free for all citizens to download for their smartphones or tablets running the Apple iOS or Google Droid operating system. “The new mobile app will allow us to embrace the future of mobile computing, while allowing the Administration to better disseminate information to the public, helping to make the flow of information more efficient,” said Director of Information Technology, Bill Garrett.

The new mobile app integrates directly with popular social media sites, as well as with www.downtownsalisbury.org so that upcoming events are updated simultaneously. Users are able to get directions to, and read reviews about local businesses, events and locations. The new app also allows notifications to be pushed out to users in the event of an emergency or public safety alert. To increase interaction between government and the public, the app also allows users to report problems throughout the City. Using the built-in camera on your phone or tablet you can take a picture of a pothole, damaged street light or traffic light, graffiti or other issue, and encode it with the GPS coordinates of where the problem exists, sending it automatically to the proper department for resolution.

The mobile app is available now for free from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Please see the link on www.downtownsalisbury.org for instructions and links to download the new app today.

Mayor Introduces New Mobile Device App