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Stage

Seed VC | Dead

Total Raised

$1.53M

Last Raised

$1.1M

About APPCityLife

APPCityLife is bringing a solution which easily delivers a city's open data through mobile apps like transit, libraries, public art, museums and more. The company's CityLife platform lets users earn points for everyday activities like using a mobile app to check transit schedules, reserve library books or find out about upcoming events. Save your points towards big rewards or cash them in for prizes and drawings.

APPCityLife Headquarter Location

8650 Alameda Blvd NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87122,

United States

505-796-4015

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APPCityLife Patents

APPCityLife has filed 1 patent.

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Title

Related Topics

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1/5/2012

8/9/2016

Mobile operating systems, Java platform, Social networking services, Integrated development environments, GPS navigation devices

Grant

Application Date

1/5/2012

Grant Date

8/9/2016

Title

Related Topics

Mobile operating systems, Java platform, Social networking services, Integrated development environments, GPS navigation devices

Status

Grant

Latest APPCityLife News

Tired of Kids Getting Fined, Startup Crowdfunds an App to Permit the Lemonade Stand

Oct 22, 2018

Abeyta expects PermitMe will be easy enough to build on her own platform as a service, formerly called APPCityLife, given the company’s knowledge of permitting processes in hundreds of cities from its work alongside companies such as Oracle and Accela. She also pointed to a few similar projects as precedent, such as CityLife’s  recent participation in a STiR (Startup in Residence) program in West Sacramento where the partners worked on an app to streamline another kind of permitting process — that is, helping real estate developers to estimate permitting costs in minutes instead of days. Launch of this program is still forthcoming, pending an upgrade to the city’s Accela system. But where PermitMe stands apart, and why it needs crowdfunding instead of a city contract, is in its focus on consumer permits instead of trades. “This is something that cities shouldn’t really be funding, and to get this many cities to fund it would take years,” Abeyta said. “We wanted to make this one citizen-friendly, focused on needs of citizens rather than driven by constraints of a budget of what a city has authorization to build … With this app, we wanted it to be inclusive and national, and that’s why we’re raising money that way.” John Keisler, economic development director for the city of Long Beach, Calif., concurred about the financial and logistical hurdles of a city building a complete app that would then have to interface with so many proprietary systems. In 2016, Long Beach took a different approach with an online portal for people to apply for trade business licenses, instead creating an open source website on GitHub that could be borrowed and modified by other cities. It handles different kinds of permits and licenses than PermitMe — for trades, not consumers — but the goal was similar, and Keisler considers it a success. He said the website has saved Long Beach staff time and money, reducing the median days to approval from 24 to 18 by helping applicants understand and prepare for the process. “It maps out the checklist that an entrepreneur would need to complete their own process. It also helps regulatory agencies to understand how they might interact with other entities that they previously weren’t aware of,” Keisler said. “The tool itself led to other insights, which then led to other technological improvements.” Abeyta said fundraising is supposed to pay for the hours needed to work with cities on integrating the app with their existing digital portals. PermitMe would test first in two or three cities that generate the most financial support, adding more locations over time, along with a website and voice support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. “The other piece of that is adding blockchain, so the permits that are issued are accessible on a blockchain ledger, so anybody can actually see those,” Abeyta said. “What’s good about that is, if someone is coming to your door selling tamales, you can look them up and see if they have a permit. That’s the second stage.”

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  • Where is APPCityLife's headquarters?

    APPCityLife's headquarters is located at 8650 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque.

  • What is APPCityLife's latest funding round?

    APPCityLife's latest funding round is Seed VC.

  • How much did APPCityLife raise?

    APPCityLife raised a total of $1.53M.

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