Got some neighborhood graffiti tags to report? Perhaps you’re looking for an enriching weekend event? Or maybe you just need the phone number for the library. Now Richmond residents can perform these tasks and more at the push of a button thanks to the new City of Richmond mobile app just launched by—you guessed it—the City of Richmond.
Launched in late January, the City of Richmond’s free app offers IOS and Android device users one-stop-shopping for all City-related info, services and issue reporting—from locating the nearest park or community center to reporting street light outages.
Getting started is easy. Here’s the scoop on how to download the City of Richmond mobile app to an Apple iPhone, iPad via the Apple App Store, or an Android device via the Google Play Store:
- – Open the Apple App Store for your IOS device or the Google Play Store for Android smartphones.
- – Enter Richmond, California to search for the app.
- – Download the app to install it.
Upon downloading the app, open it up and get ready to rock Richmond-style. According to the City of Richmond, the app enables mobile device users to perform some of the following helpful tasks:
- – Report and track issues;
- – Access info on the City Council and various City departments. Users can also initiate a phone call or an email with one-touch icons;
- – Read info on City parks, public buildings and community centers and utilize phone navigation features to locate them;
- – Receive important City newsflashes;
- – Access info and directions on Richmond dining and shopping establishments;
- – Access the City’s calendar of events;
- – Display Richmond’s current weather report;
- – Opt-in to receive emergency alerts issued by the City;
- – Connect to the City’s online recreation system to sign-up for programs and reserve facilities (coming soon).
“Anything that helps us feel more connected to our City and its diverse resources is a great thing,” said For Richmond Executive Director Kyra Worthy. “In this case, technology is literally putting our City at our fingertips and I think our community will be all the better because of it.”
Given that the City of Richmond app has just recently been rolled out, the City is welcoming feedback from our community to gauge what’s working and to gather feedback on suggested improvements. Comments are welcomed at email@example.com.