So you got a new smartphone, but you don't know which app to download first? How about one that's free, and delivers all the hyperlocal content you have come to love online?
And here are some tips for the apps, and a few more free ones below you might want to add to keep in touch with everyone in your community.
Patch for iPhone
Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage.
Patch’s useful features include:
Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Customer opinions are extremely valued, so send app feedback to the Patch team is encouraged. Patch can be the number one resource for all communities, as they experience the convenience of it right in their hand.
Patch Places for Android
Patch Places is the go-to directory of local businesses in 800+ Patch towns. Any Patch community can be selected to connect to a mobile directory of every place nearby with Patch Places for Android. From local businesses and organizations to government offices and public parks, there will be hundreds of comprehensive listings in the palm of their hands – anytime, anywhere.
Helpful features of Patch Places:
- Search nearby shops, restaurants, and nightlife spots.
- Call a business location or find it on a map.
- Browse pictures and upload your own.
- Share place pages via email, Facebook, and Twitter.
The official place’s website can be viewed for more information on their goods and services and can be saved to favorites for later offline viewing. The purpose of Patch Places is to bring communities closer together and to make everything local.
Outside of Patch, there are dozens of way you can contribute to the daily/hourly/moment-to-moment conversations going on in your community. Here's a few more you may want to expore:
- Twitter - Send updates on the fly
- Facebook - Access your account on the move
- Instagram - Photo sharing