Suffolk County Council and Manchester City Council awarded best in UK for Innovation and Web
Published Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Local authorities pick up Socitm awards for use of Weejot.com to publish mobile apps
Utilising Jadu's Weejot.com mobile app publishing service, Suffolk County Council's Hack Day brought together over 60 local enthusiasts and programmers to develop mobile applications to improve the way in which County Council services are accessed. The day's 17-year-old winner was also employed as part of Jadu's mobile apps team.
Manchester City Council used Google Analytics to identify its most sought after web services before utilising Weejot.com to design apps to access everyday services such as libraries, recycling and council tax payment.
Weejot.com enabled both Suffolk and Manchester to develop cost effective mobile app solutions as an alternative to potentially costly native app development and provisioning through app stores, such as Apple's App Store or Google's 'Play' Marketplace.
It's great to see two councils using Weejot.com receive recognition for their innovative use of mobile app technology. We're delighted to be supporting their journeys in revolutionising engagement with their communities,Suraj Kika, CEO of Jadu.
The fact that our web initiatives have been recognised by Socitm demonstrates how easy it is for residents to use the site, enabling them to access services and find essential information. Receiving this award is great recognition for all the hard work that's been put in,Councillor Nigel Murphy, Manchester City Council's executive member for the environment.
Suffolk County Council was the first local authority to purchase the Weejot.com service using the Government's new G-Cloud 'Cloudstore'. For further information visit www.weejot.com
The current financial climate makes it more important than ever to think outside the box and produce innovative solutions.Mark Adams-Wright, Chief Information Officer at Suffolk County Council