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City Launches Partnership with Community Engagement Platform Atlas One

Bakersfield is first Ca. city to use the communication app

The City of Bakersfield is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to communicate with the public as effectively as possible.

That is why the City 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.

Bakersfield is excited to become the first City in California to officially launch and begin using the Atlas One app!

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

Atlas One was built to offer residents unprecedented access to real-time information, while still respecting user privacy. “Users can be comfortable sharing their location with Atlas One knowing their data is safe with us” said Jamieson Johnson, Vice President of Atlas One. “Location access simply allows us to notify you if an emergency, event, or incident is occurring nearby. We never track historical location or share your personal data with any third parties, including the City of Bakersfield.” Users can still be notified if alerts occur nearby favorite places, even if they choose not share their location.

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.

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