Smart city app launched for small and medium municipalities
MyTown aims to improve communications between citizens and cities as well as support rapid and informed decision-making by municipalities.
RealTerm Energy has announced MyTown, a smart city app and asset management platform, aimed at small- and medium-sized municipalities.
According to the municipal street lighting provider, the goal of MyTown is to ‘revolutionise’ the way local governments and citizens communicate.
Connecting with citizens
Available as a free download for both Apple and Android devices, it seeks to improve citizens’ connections with their communities while municipal staff and elected officials become better informed and more responsive to citizen feedback.
“We are very excited to be launching MyTown. Our goal is to provide municipalities, regardless of their size, with access to advanced software and technologies at an extremely affordable price,” said Sean Neely, CEO of RealTerm Energy.
“Now, more than ever, MyTown is needed to improve communication between citizens and city staff and is required to support rapid and informed decision-making at city halls everywhere. We are certain that this application and asset management platform will quickly improve communities with minimal effort.”
MyTown provides citizens with access to a wide range of public notices and events, customisable tabs such as garbage and recycling calendars, along with school and bus alerts, updates regarding road closures, parking, water-use restrictions, sidewalk construction, hospital wait-times and a great deal more.
MyTown can provide citizens with more than 30 different types of information sources. The app also enables users to report problems, like a pothole, a streetlight outage, a parking concern and even facilitates the anonymous disclosure of sensitive information to law enforcement or school administration officials via its ‘HotLine’ tool.
“Now, more than ever, MyTown is needed to improve communication between citizens and city staff and is required to support rapid and informed decision-making at city halls everywhere”
Meanwhile, MyTown’s ‘Smart Maps’ tile unlocks the potential of real-time location intelligence and creates the foundation for next-generation geo-spatial systems and IoT connectivity all on a platform that RealTerm claims is built to military grade security protocols.
Smart Maps tracks and displays information for the municipality in real-time by linking multiple IoT devices on to one platform enabling optimised asset management for assets such as buses, garbage trucks, smart streetlights and snow removal equipment.
It also enables the tracking of important sensors and equipment such as air quality, water quality, noise, video and numerous others. Smart Maps is powered by Luciad, part of Hexagon Geospatial, used by organisations such as NATO, SAP Hana and Airbus Defense and Space.
RealTerm claims the app is already been used by more than 30 cities of various sizes and to 3.6 million citizens across North America.