Civic Engagement Websites Rely on the Right Applications
Public sector websites should do more than communicate information. They should also provide interactive functionality that allows visitors to accomplish tasks that in the past may have required requesting delivery of material through the mail, or driving to your physical location.
For websites in the civic arena, a well-crafted website can:
- Allow for the filing of permits and building code exceptions
- Provide a place to register complaints, upload violations and report issues easily and with automatic GPS coordinates
- Allow students and parents to interact with key class functions
- Show interactive school boundaries, housing information, water districts, etc.
While many opt for mobile applications to provide this information (and there are some advantages to this method), a web application can typically provide advanced functionality at less cost than a mobile app, and will be easier to maintain. Web applications can be (and should be) mobile friendly, and will work on any phone or computer with a web browser. As such, they are perfect additions to a website designed to become the digital front door for a school, city, state or municipal district.
Security In Government Websites Is Always A Concern
Because most apps plug into a database and share and collect information, security is always a concern. At 360Civic, we are experienced in keeping apps secure by following and implementing best practices to safeguard information. These include collecting only the data that is necessary, limiting the amount of public facing information and segregating data to minimize the effects of an intrusion.
A well-designed app can improve visitor experience without compromising safety.
Designed For Maximum Impact
Our experience with a wide range of public sector projects and sites includes building web applications for schools, utilities and municipal websites. We’ll review the specifics of your needs, and then build the app to your specifications, making sure that it will integrate with your CMS platform. When the app is finished, it belongs to you – that means you own all of the code we produce, so you won’t have to deal with updating issues, ongoing fees or licensing costs.