New app connects users to Westfield

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The Westfield app is available for iPhone and Android users. (Staff photo)

The Westfield app is available for iPhone and Android users. (Staff photo)

Finding out what’s happening in the City of Westfield is now available in the palm of residents and visitors’ hands. As a new way to stay in touch, the city has created the Westfield, Indiana app – available now for iPhone and Android users.

“Westfield is growing and changing in so many different ways. This app is just another way for us to utilize technology to keep our residents and visitors stay connected to what’s going on,” Mayor Andy Cook said. “As Grand Park continues to draw more and more visitors, we as a city need to find creative ways to direct them to our restaurants and shops while they’re in town.”

The app, which is free to download, is designed to showcase all that Westfield has to offer with the most up-to-date information on events, dining options, hotels and more. The Westfield app allows users to:

• Easily navigate to their destination with interactive maps that provide turn-by-turn directions.

• Contact information for schools, churches, hotels and more.

• Visit websites for restaurants and view menus.

• Quickly find information with the app’s search tool highlighting all of Westfield’s hot spots

Communications Director Erin Verplank said a second app for Grand Park will be released in early June.

“That app is for specific visitors to Grand Park to find fields, best places to park, etc.,” she said. “This app is really for the entire community – where to eat locally in Westfield, what to do, where the parks are – you can reintroduce yourself to Westfield.”

Verplank said the communications department will utilize push notifications with the app to provide instant new and updates and event reminders.

“If traffic is backed up by (U.S.) 31 construction, my department can tell users that. Or if 10,000 people are in town for a tournament,” she said. “It’s what people really want to know.

Verplank said the app is still a work in progress.

“Please let us know if something is missing. It is so easy to add to. We want to know people’s thoughts on it as well,” she said. “Nothing is set in stone by any means. It’s easy to update.”

The Westfield, Indiana app is available on iTunes and Google Play Store.

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