Wolverhampton City Council is introducing a free mobile app to help local residents and business people access council services on the move.

The WCC App is optimised for iPhone and iPad users and will enable people to find out about a host of council services.

Councillor Paul Sweet, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Governance and Performance, said: "The council is committed to developing new ways of engaging with local people - and to keeping up with changing customer demand.

"We know from our own research that there's been an increase in the number of people want to access council services through smartphones and other mobile devices.

"While we plan to make the council's new website work better with a wide range of mobile technology, research already shows that there's been an increase in website traffic from people using Apple devices. Because of this, it made sense to offer iPhone and iPad users a tailored service.

"The WCC App will help our customers find facilities like their nearest library, car park or recycling centre, allow them to check their bin collection days and set up automated reminders. They will also be able to 'star' their favourites, making their preferences available more quickly and easily."

Wolverhampton residents can download the new app for free from Apple's App Store.

Councillor Sweet added: "The WCC App is another sign of the new, innovative spirit in the council - a spirit that will show through in every aspect of the council's business."

  • released Tuesday 23 April, 2013