Most apps are just simplified versions of websites that are formatted with additional features, making them handy to have on your phone to access whenever convenient.
You may also find that the majority of apps come with the option to enable notifications for alerts that are relevant to you or for something you want to know. For example, if you have the Twitter app, you will receive a notification when you receive a reply to a tweet your posted.
Here are just some of the mobile apps can help community organisations and groups:
The myStaffs app allows you to keep track of all the events and services going on in your local area from your mobile or tablet. Simply enter your postcode and tap the tiles with the service you are interest in and you will be taken to the appropriate options, web page or form.
Examples of services available through the app include:
Enjoy Staffordshire is a website that brings together all the information needed for taking breaks in Staffordshire.
In addition to all of the information provided on the website, you can also keep up to date and involved through the following channels:
WhatsApp is a fast, simple and secure way to keep in touch with others over mobile or tablet. Features include:
- Text messages - done through the internet, so no SMS fees
- Group chat with friends, family and co-workers
- Available on both desktop and mobile
- Voice and video calling
- Messages are encrypted to ensure security
- Document, photo and video sharing
- Track page views, likes, and engagement
- Add photos and videos on the page, with the ability to allow the public or members to like or comment on them
- Tag people or related organisations in posts so they can be notified
- Make use of the integrated inbox to messaging between the public or other organisations
- Use the integrated calendar to create, track and join events