New app gives Pismo Beach residents access to city services

A screenshot of the Pismo Pulse app for the iPhone.
A screenshot of the Pismo Pulse app for the iPhone.

The city of Pismo Beach has launched a new app that will serve as the official platform for residents to access their government in a single location.

With Pismo Pulse, residents can submit, track and view nearby service requests through their smartphones and online, a city news release said. Residents can also use the in-app widgets to find information about events, public facilities and trash pickup.

Once requests are submitted, the relevant staff redirects and responds to requests through a customized workflow management system. The city will also use the system to provide residents with real-time status updates and comments on submitted requests.

Pismo Beach launched the application in partnership with civic software company PublicStuff.

Pismo Pulse is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.