Ashburton District Council has today announced that the community engagement mobile app it uses, Antenno, has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the IDC's 2018 Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA).
Antenno, which the Council has been using since October last year, is a contender in the 'Civic Engagement' category and needs public votes to help take out the award.
"We are very proud that the Antenno app has been nominated for this award," Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel says.
"The top initiatives nominated in each category have now entered the public voting stage. Twenty-five per cent of its ranking in the competition comes from public votes, and we are urging our community to vote for Antenno. We've seen an uplift in community engagement since we started using the app, so we know the community finds it useful."
People can vote for Antenno through the voting link www.idc.asia/IDCSCAPA/default.asp
Antenno is the creation of IT services company, Datacom and is up against three major international contenders: Intelligent Civil Affairs System from Daegu Metropolitan Government and Metropolitan City of South Korea; Corpass from the Government Technology Agency of Singapore; and eID from the Legislative Council of Hong Kong.
The Smart City Asia Pacific Awards recognise top Smart City initiatives in the Asia Pacific region and provides a focus on the latest trends and prevailing challenges faced by cities, local government and their ICT suppliers. Now in its fourth year, the award is backed by global analyst and tech consultancy firm, IDC.
"Antenno sends notifications to people about places that they care about. Let's show our support for this technology and vote before 31 May when voting closes," Mayor Favel adds.