Website Launch Provides User Friendly Interactive Features
August 2, 2012
Albuquerque- For the past year City Departments have been working with the local web based business, Real Time Solutions, to create a new website for the City of Albuquerque. The interactive, user friendly and orderly website will officially debut on Friday, August 3, at 9 pm.
"In many cases the official city website is the welcoming mat to visitors, people who have just moved to town, and current residents," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "It’s critical that this online portal is current and easy to navigate. This new website features a wide variety of new options that I would encourage residents to utilize; it promises to make their lives a lot easier."
The City Web Team Director, Peter Ambs, describes the transition as a necessary move that provides a variety of new options for users. “The new website provides community members with a new town hall feature, and a single platform that is much easier for our IT department to maintain,” said Ambs.
The previous city website received nearly 7 million hits per year. As one of the most highly visited website in the state, the Mayor emphasized the need to stay technologically in tune with applications, innovative uses, and transparency features.
Upcoming features include: bill pay, dashboard (performance measures easily charted for the community), and live streaming features.
City Officials are also currently working on a transparency measure called abq data, in which a challenge was issued to the residents of Albuquerque to create Apps that could be utilized on the city website. Winners of the App contest will split a pot of $30,000. For more information on this contest visit http://www.cabq.gov/abq-data/apps-competition