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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Mayor Brown Announces the City of Buffalo’s Partnership with the Simplicity App

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Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron Brown announced a partnership with the Simplicity App that will provide residents with a simple destination to receive notifications and information from the City of Buffalo. Buffalo residents and visitors will be able to download the Simplicity application and receive crucial updates, city news, information about municipal services, emergency alerts, and more – straight to their smartphones.

“As we continue to leverage new technology for a more efficient government, we are pleased to partner with Simplicity to bring additional services to our residents”, said Mayor Brown. “Once known as “the City of Light” for being the first American City to have widespread electricity, the City of Buffalo is proud of our long history of innovation. Present day, we do not just want to keep up with the times, but rather, continue to be a trailblazer in successfully utilizing the tools of the future. Our partnership with the Simplicity App will keep the City of Buffalo on the cutting edge of innovation and prove as a useful resource to our residents and visitors.”

The Simplicity app is described as a “city in your phone” where residents and visitors can access critical city updates, emergency alerts, outages, road closures, city events, and more. The app is currently used by over 100 cities, including NYC, Miami, the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago suburbs. The city of Cleveland, the City of Denver, and other major cities are launching the app in the upcoming months.

“The advancement of digital technologies within cities is required and necessary. We stand committed to supporting our mayors to accelerate the understanding and placement of services that uplift all residents. This project is a powerful example of Mayor Brown’s efforts to identify technologies that help keep our families safe and connected at no cost.” said George Burciaga, Managing Partner at Elevate Cities

With the Simplicity app, municipalities and residents can combat the growth of misinformation on social media, improve the speed of information sharing while reducing the environmental impact of printed materials. The app lets residents choose the type of alerts they want to receive, including municipal announcements, special events and public safety weather alerts.

About Simplicity Tech Inc.

Simplicity Tech Inc. is a technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in Chicago and Bratislava, Slovakia. Its Simplicity application helps municipalities and residents fight misinformation and stay informed about the most critical updates affecting their communities. Following its successful launch in Silicon Valley, the company raised over $10M in seed funding for further expansion. For more information, visit www. onesimplicity.com