BELLEVUE, WA --(Marketwired - September 14, 2016) - DigitalTown, Inc. (OTC PINK: DGTW) announced today the launch of its Smart City platform.
Available via web, mobile internet or through a downloadable mobile application, the cloud-hosted DigitalTown platform provides a suite of online tools to assist local governments in becoming "smart cities."
"We are bringing cities advanced digital technology that can serve as the homepage for the entire community," stated Rob Monster, CEO of DigitalTown. "Our solution is easy for residents to use, and for city governments to implement in a way that can become a standard for counties, districts and states. We believe we have developed the most comprehensive Smart City platform in the space."
With DigitalTown, residents and visitors can access real-time information on tourism, city events, recreation and public safety, as well as make lodging reservations, shop at local businesses and pay for parking and other services. City administrators can also use the platform to deploy advanced digital solutions for online business licensing, permitting, and asset management.
"It's a complete solution," noted Donald Boeder, Mayor of Gaylord, Minnesota -- one of the pilot cities. "With DigitalTown, we have expedited becoming a Smart City, saved money and provided an incredible service to our residents."
The platform allows cities to encourage "buying local" in order to keep more funds in the local economy. Local merchants can use the platform to reach global audiences, even if they have never had an internet presence.
"We are empowering communities with the tools to become thriving local economies," noted Monster. "Even the smallest business can grow their business using the platform, selling locally and globally."
With benefits for municipalities, residents, visitors and local businesses, DigitalTown believes that it has a significant value proposition.
"We see DigitalTown as a comprehensive technology partner for city management. Our mission is to empower mayors and city managers to provide frictionless services to residents, as well as cost savings and new revenue sources for local governments," said Monster. "City websites powered by DigitalTown will be a magnet for community and economic development."
For more information on DigitalTown, visit www.digitaltown.com.