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City of Charleston offers free app to provide coronavirus information

WCHS News – City of Charleston partnering with company to offer app to provide coronavirus information

by JEFF MORRIS Friday, April 3rd 2020

 

The city of Charleston says it is partnering with a company to offer a free app to provide information to residents during the coronavirus pandemic. (WCHS/WVAH)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The city of Charleston announced it is partnering with a company to offer an app to keep people informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heads Up Community is a free, downloadable mobile app that will allow the city to share community-based information with residents through real-time push notifications, according to a news release from the city.

Residents can participate anonymously. The news release said the mobile app does not require any personal information or mobile numbers. The app can be downloaded and is ready to receive notifications. It can be customized to select the information you wish to receive plus other towns that are available.

The app can be downloaded at the Google Play store or Apple’s Mobile App store.

Notifications can be shared with family and friends on social media by text message or email, depending on what social media and other applications the user has on his or her phone, the city said.

The partnership for the mobile app is with Heads Up LLC, a West Virginia-based company.