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Apr 23, 2019 Return to Headlines

Residents Asked to Help Name New City Mobile App

by Rebecca Vaughan |

COQUITLAM, BC, April 23, 2019 – The City of Coquitlam is launching a new mobile app later this year to help residents access City services and information on the go. But it needs a name!

City staff submitted potential names for the app, which were narrowed down to three finalists:

  • Coquitlam Connect
  • Coquitlam Go
  • CliQ

The City is now asking the community to weigh in and vote on the final name for the app.

How to vote
There are two ways to vote. Visit www.coquitlam.ca/app and click on your preferred choice, or vote in the poll on Coquitlam’s Facebook Page. Voting is open until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30.

The winning name will be announced on May 1. Watch for the new app launching in June, and download it from the App Store or Google Play.

About the app
The City of Coquitlam’s new mobile app will help residents access City services and information on the go. Look for information on community events, programs, services and notifications for wildlife sightings and local emergencies. The app will also allow users to choose the content that’s important to them by favouriting the news, events, and content they are most interested in.

The City also offers two other mobile apps: the Recollect app provides personalized curbside collection schedules and garbage, green waste and recycling information, and the Whoosh app is a quick and easy way to pay for parking in City-owned lots in Coquitlam. Both apps will be accessible within the new City app.

Coquitlam’s Technology Roadmap
Last year, the City adopted a Technology Roadmap that guides how the City will choose, acquire and use technology for the next five years to enhance community life and City services.

Along with this new City app, other initiatives underway include expansion of public WiFi services in parks, facilities and public spaces; interactive touchscreen kiosks or “community hubs” with wayfinding and tourism point-of-interest information; and the use of virtual reality for planning future development.

More information about the plan can be found at www.coquitlam.ca/smart.

Media contact:
Danny Bandiera
Manager Information Communications & Technology