September 20, 2016


New Whitepaper Introduces Progressive Web Apps to Smart Cities

Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Audrey Duncan

Dallas Texas, September 20, 2016 – Today InspireHUB Technologies announced the release of their free whitepaper, ‘The Future of Civic Apps’. The latest whitepaper teaches civic administrators and elected officials how Progressive Web App technology can provide smart cities with the ability to meet numerous community engagement needs.

Creating native apps as a way to increase civic engagement has been an aspiration held by most cities and towns but the costs associated with development has been prohibitive for both large and small communities.  How costly? Government Digital Service in Great Britain estimates it saved $8.2bn USD by opting to not use native apps over the last four years!  In 2016, a significant technology shift happened with the arrival of PWA technology. These new robust Progressive Web Apps cost a fraction of traditional native apps and boast double-digit engagement numbers while offering many of the same features. This includes features such as: offline accessibility when there is no internet or Wi-Fi available, universal access across all hardware devices ensuring no constituents are inadvertently left out, and compliance with regulatory issues such as accessibility standards and election campaign adherence.

“Building intelligent communities through digital inclusion is something that is shown to have numerous positive impacts and make cities work better,” explains Karolyn Hart, COO of InspireHUB Technologies. “Taking the most important engagement elements of your community and putting it directly into the hands of residents via mobile allows you to have two-way, real-time interactions. The affordability of this technology means that large cities can fully engage with residents and be confident they are fully optimizing tax-payer dollars while small communities can finally afford to access cutting edge apps.  It’s a win-win no matter the size of the community.”

The free whitepaper is available for download at:

About InspireHUB Technologies Inc. - InspireHUB Technologies offers custom-branded, enterprise-grade progressive web apps that provide a suite of tools to increase engagement for all audiences (using unlimited content channels) on mobile and tablet devices. InspireHUB operates in the United States, Canada, and Australia and can be found on the web at


For more information please contact:
Audrey Duncan
Tel:  1 855 355 IHUB (4482)


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