January 10, 2011
City of Arlington, Texas Launches
Cutting-Edge iPhone App, Android App and Mobile Website
Residents and visitors can now discover the best of
Arlington, Texas with the new City of Arlington mobile apps.
The free iPhone and Android apps, along with the new mobile
website, feature on-the-go access to entertainment,
recreation, shopping, jobs, city services, news, maps and
“We wanted to use new and growing technology to give our
residents greater access to their city, as well as provide
the 6.5 million people who visit Arlington each year a
useful and easily accessible guide to the city,” said Deputy
City Manager Trey Yelverton.
The mobile apps launch right in time for this year’s Super
Bowl XLV, which will be held in Arlington’s Cowboys Stadium
on February 6, 2011. More than 100,000 football fans are
expected to visit Arlington on Super Bowl Sunday.
“This technology represents a new way of delivering
information to our citizens and visitors,” said Louis Carr,
Chief Information Officer. “Unlike most other city apps that
are merely a mobile version of their website, this smart
phone application integrates GPS technology that can
instantly route a user to any city facility, as well as many
of Arlington’s shops, hotels, restaurants and other
The mobile app, developed by MacroView Labs, contains more
than 700 pages of content filled with useful information
about city attractions, events, businesses and services. The
iPhone application is available for download in the Apple
iTunes Store at
and the Android application is available in the Android
marketplace. The mobile web app is available at
Sample application features include:
ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE- Get close to the action
at Cowboys Stadium, Rangers Ballpark, and Six Flags Over
Texas; or check out UT Arlington’s College Park Center and
cheer on the Mavericks. Book tee times at our championship
golf courses, browse shopping destinations for the perfect
gift, or get directions to one of our beautiful parks.
ACCESS CITY SERVICES- Interact with the City itself. Report
an issue like graffiti, apply for a permit, pay bills and
tickets, or search for jobs.
CITY DIRECTORY- Contact the police or fire department, the
nearest hospital, city representatives, or anyone else you
TRAVEL INFO- Book reservations at local hotels, check the
weather, and get directions to where you want to go in
REAL-TIME NEWS UPDATES- Stay informed with live news feeds,
or plan your commute with up-to-the-minute traffic updates.
BE HEARD- Rate content within the app to let us know what
INTERACTIVE MAPS- Find your exact location and get
directions to parks, stadiums, hotels, and more. View
satellite maps, road maps, or a combination of both. You can
even save any location you choose so you can remember where
you parked or where to meet friends later.
MY ARLINGTON- Bookmark any piece of content to view later in
your custom favorites folder.
DETAILED FAQ- Answers to commonly asked questions about
Arlington and the app.
OFFLINE MODE- Lost cell tower and WiFi access? No problem.
The app automatically goes into offline mode so you can
continue to view many of the features until your
TWITTER, FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, NIXLE & TELL-A-FRIEND
INTEGRATION- Check out our live social media content right
from the app, or send any page in the app to a friend.