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Day 2: YouTown or How To Go Mobile

A session at Open Gov West 2011

Communication between governments and citizens is being revolutionized with the upcoming release of YouTown on May 6. YouTown is a exciting new mobile platform that allows agencies to publish local news, events, maps, calendars, and public services information straight to the mobile devices of residents.

YouTown has been under development for the past year and recently tested by over 25 cities, counties, and agencies across the US and Canada. The options for data publication range from Facebook and Twitter feeds to nature trails and parks maps, from holiday sanitation schedules to local cultural events.

Agencies are encouraged to use YouTown for their unique requirements; the app is versatile enough to accommodate a wide variety of feeds and data. And the greatest thing? Your agency can go mobile for free!

This session is all about "mGovernment", how to connect to citizens On The Go and how YouTown can help your agency enter the Mobile Age.

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Michael Riedyk

YouTown is a free mobile platform enabling local governments to bring community info to mobile devices. Go to YouTown.com to sign-up. #gov20 #youtown #egov bio from Twitter

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