Phunware Launches Smart City Solution on Mobile to Help City Officials Address COVID-19 Challenges
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (the “Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced today the launch of Phunware’s Smart City Pandemic Response Solution on mobile for government officials to address critical challenges faced by cities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Phunware can deploy a native mobile application within days, for both iOS and Android, to support pandemic response efforts. This mobile solution for a rapid response to COVID-19 provides a unique software layer that enables city officials to access all of the features and capabilities of Phunware’s Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform.
Phunware’s Smart City Pandemic Response Solution helps government organizations quickly identify, locate and engage employees, citizens, first-responders, volunteers and even local businesses by leveraging Phunware’s patented Location Based Services software. This mobile solution is not only ADA compliant, addressing the needs of anyone who is visually impaired, hearing impaired or wheelchair bound, but also transitions seamlessly between indoor and outdoor environments. City officials can also link existing services and platforms if application program interfaces (APIs) are available, which will help drive awareness and utilization of other key resources such as parking management, maintenance requests and law enforcement broadcasts.
“We think it is extremely important for our country’s mayors and city officials to think globally, but act locally during the current COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alan S. Knitowski, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Phunware. “During such trying times, we believe it is critical for local communities to take swift and decisive action from the bottom up to supplement government efforts being led from the top down at both the federal and state level, including a cogent go-forward plan for addressing the needs of citizens and visitors to each city nationwide in safely getting back to a more normal cadence for their personal and professional lives.”
Capabilities of Phunware’s Smart City Pandemic Response Solution on mobile include, but are not limited to:
- Notify and route to designated healthcare and testing locations, essential businesses still open, donation sites, government services and community events by engaging users with contextual triggers, including location, mapping, navigation and time.
- Designate essential versus nonessential businesses and offer additional details, including operating hours, services provided and contact information, all while enabling citizens to discover and receive notifications about these points-of-interest in real-time based on their proximity and location.
- Track and prevent potentially harmful exposure by contact tracing and monitoring device locations, including both real-time and historical lookbacks.
- Manage and enforce social distancing and quarantine policies, including proactive and reactive messaging, reminders and notifications.
- Coordinate the sharing of information by neighborhood, community and region to ensure that the right citizens are given the right messaging specific to their specific situation and individual needs.
Click here to learn more about how Phunware facilitates city-wide digital transformation and can help city officials during a pandemic.
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Released April 9, 2020