The City of Lakeland has just released a mobile app called Link2Lakeland that is on the Apple, Android and Windows platforms. Link2Lakeland was developed by an in-house team comprised of members from the Department of Information Technology and the Communications Department.
The app features a mobile version of the City's Citizens Action Center that serves as a central communications point for citizens to report a concern, make a suggestion or ask questions. If a user happens to see a broken sidewalk or pothole that needs to be repaired they can take a photo or use the set location feature to drop a pin that highlights exactly where the issue is located.
The Link2Lakeland mobile app also features a community calendar that allows users to view upcoming events. A user can click on an event for a brief description and the user can have the mapping feature display directions to the event. There is also a list of frequently called numbers broken down by City Department.
Mobile users can stay connected to the City of Lakeland's social media networks through the Link2Lakeland app. The City's official FaceBook page, Twitter feed and YouTube channel can be accessed very easily with the touch of the screen. Citizen engagement makes Lakeland a better place and the community is encouraged to join the conversation through social media to learn what the City does each day and how they can play a part. The Link2Lakend app also allows smart phone users to follow the latest in City of Lakeland news with the LakelandGov Mobile news blog. The most recent news posts are highlighted so citizens can stay informed on City initiatives and programs.
The iPhone app is available through the iTunes App Store and can be found by searching Link2Lakeland. Android phone users can find the City of Lakeland's app on the Google Play app store and Windows phone users can visit their game and app store to download Link2Lakeland. Those with a smart phone are encouraged to stay informed and get connected through the Link2Lakeland mobile app.