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City of Bakersfield discusses partnership with civic engagement platform Atlas One

Posted at 9:07 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 11:52:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City of Bakersfield has joined Atlas One, a location-based civic engagement network that sends alerts about nearby City events, incidents and announcements to users’ smartphones.

The free mobile app also provides unprecedented access to online City services and information.

“We are extremely excited to have joined the Atlas One,” said Joe Conroy, Public Information Officer for the City of Bakersfield. “We now have the ability to send personalized geo-fenced notifications to an area as small as a building, allowing us to get the right information to the right people in real-time. This technology will keep our residents informed and save lives.”

Residents can download the Atlas One app on their iOS or Android devices.

The app allows the City to send geo-fenced push notifications when a community event or incident is nearby.

“We are beyond excited to have the City of Bakersfield join the Atlas One network, and more importantly, improve transparency, communication, and information access with Bakersfield residents,” said Kushyar Kasraie, CEO of Atlas One. “This brings us one step closer to our goal of creating a nation-wide civic engagement network that will keep you safe and informed, regardless of where you are.”

How it works:
• Download the free iOS or Android Atlas One app
• Tap “Get Started” to create your Atlas One profile
• Share your location or add favorite places that you want to track • If an alert occurs nearby your current location – or a place you track – the app will send a push notification to your device
• The City of Bakersfield will also have the ability to publish incidents, events places, and guides, as well as include interactive information such as directories, maps, news updates, links and FAQ pages.