City of Jacksonville choses Kentico CMS for Emergency Preparedness Mobile App

Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, August 09, 2012 – Kentico Software (www.kentico.com), the Web content management system vendor, celebrates the success of the City of Jacksonville’s first mobile application, JaxReady; the smartphone app built on Kentico CMS that keeps local residents informed in the event of a natural disaster.

“We are proud that our robust and feature-full support for mobile sites plays a part in the delivery of this potentially life-saving information to users’ fingertips in emergency situations.” said Petr Palas, the CEO and founder of Kentico Software.

Created by the City of Jacksonville's Information Technology Department and Emergency Response teams, JaxReady is on the cutting edge of this kind of technology. Developed at no cost to taxpayers the application was built on Kentico CMS with existing resources, and is offered free at iPhone and Android application stores.
 
“Jacksonville is proud to lead efforts that provide residents with useful, up-to-the-minute storm information through the JaxReady app. This is a great example of how city governments can use existing resources to reach people in new and innovative ways to provide a higher level of service and safety,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.
 
“Having used Kentico CMS for its main website for over two years, its flexibility, stability and ease-of-use during development and management meant that Kentico was the obvious platform to fully manage and deliver the content presented on JaxReady,” says Richard Baker, who developed the application for the City of Jacksonville.
 
With the success of JaxReady still resonating, Sherry McGuire, User Experience Developer of JaxReady commented that "The mobile apps we are creating will give residents powerful informational tools never before available, and all from the convenience of their pockets!"
 
Kentico CMS mobile website features continue to be enriched, with version 7 introducing mobile device profiles and layouts, allowing the preview of appropriate mobile screen sizes in a browser and the creation of mobile-ready or mobile-convertible websites.
 
To learn more about JaxReady go to: http://devnet.kentico.com/jax.aspx
 
A PSA about the app is available for online use at http://www.youtube.com/mayoralvinbrown.
 
For more information on Kentico’s support for mobile sites go to: http://www.kentico.com/Product/All-Features/Website/Mobile-sites
 

About Kentico CMS


Kentico CMS is an enterprise Web Content Management System and Customer Experience Management System that provides a complete set of features for building websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It supports mobile websites, SEO, document management, online marketing tools, multilingual websites, multisite management and it ships with 40 modules, 340 configurable Web parts and source code available.
 
Kentico CMS customers can expect a highly flexible platform with a uniquely easy-to-use user interface. It’s currently used by more than 12,000 websites in 87 countries.  The clients include Microsoft, Guinness, McDonald's, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Isuzu, Samsung, Gibson, ESPN, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, Ireland.ie and others.
 

About Kentico Software
 

Kentico Software (www.kentico.com) helps clients create successful dynamic websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's committed to deliver a full-featured, enterprise-class, stable and scalable Web Content Management solution on the Microsoft .NET platform. Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has offices in the United States (Nashua, NH and Seattle, WA) and United Kingdom (Reading). Since its inception, Kentico has continued to rapidly expand the Kentico CMS user base worldwide. Its partner network consists of 1,200 partners in 80+ countries. Kentico Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In 2010, Kentico was named the fastest growing technology company in the Czech Republic in the Deloitte Technology FAST 50 awards.
 

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