All posts by albfreeman

About albfreeman

I am a digital communications and marketing officer for Bradford Council and a musician.

Show your support for Bradford on Friday, 16 September

This Friday, 16 September, help to celebrate Bradford on social media and the result could be a major cultural event based here in 2018.

Bradford is one of four places shortlisted to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. The event will showcase creativity, culture and design from across the whole of the North.

The government has arranged four days to focus on each of the four shortlisted locations. Friday, 16 September is the focus day for Bradford, with social media being used to celebrate why Bradford should host the event.

How to get involved

On Friday, 16 September, you can help Bradford’s bid by using Twitter or Instagram. Share what you love about Bradford’s arts, culture and design. Use the hashtag #GreatNorthExpo2018.

You might have a favourite place in Bradford, or you might have photos or videos from a local event you have been too. Post your photos or videos to Twitter or Instagram, including the #GreatNorthExpo2018 hashtag to show your support for Bradford’s bid.

We also have a hashtag specific for Bradford’s bid to host the exhibition, which is #BradfordGXn. If you can fit both hashtags into your tweets or Instagram posts, that would be even better.

Over to you, and let’s help bring the Great Exhibition of the North to Bradford!

Find free local Wi-Fi and Pokémon GO locations with the Bradford Council app

In the latest update to the Bradford Council mobile app, we have added all our public free Wi-Fi points and local Pokémon GO locations to the map.

You won’t need to download an updated version of the app from the App Store to see these new locations. You will just need to make sure the content of your app is up-to-date. If you are using the app over Wi-Fi, the content will regularly update automatically. If you are using your mobile data, you may need to update the content manually. Simply tap on the updates menu along the bottom of the app, and then tap the downward arrow next to each item to download the updates.

App update cotent
How to update content in the Bradford Council app

Once your app content is up-to-date, you will see new location categories for free public Wi-Fi, Pokémon GO Gyms and Pokémon GO PokéStops. Just tap on the Locations tile on the app homepage and you will see all the location categories.

Location categories on Bradford Council app

Find Bradford Council’s free public Wi-Fi points

Now you will be able to easily use our app to find our free Wi-Fi in the Bradford district. You can browse a list of our public Wi-Fi points, or view them all pinned on the map. If you enter a search term, both the list and the area map will be filtered to match your search.

So, now when you are out and about and don’t have access to mobile data, you can easily find our nearest free Wi-Fi point whether you are working or playing. Speaking of playing… Continue reading Find free local Wi-Fi and Pokémon GO locations with the Bradford Council app

App update – you can now delete multiple alerts

In the latest update to our mobile app you can now delete more than one alert at once. In fact you can now delete all alerts at the same time.

Lots of people have been using our app to get alerts about bin days, school closures or job vacancies. Lots of you have said that you wanted to be able to delete more than one alert at once.  So we have prioritised this development work and in the latest version of the app you can easily select multiple alerts to delete together.

Delete multiple alerts on app

 

The latest version of the Bradford Council app is available in the Apple App Store now. We are still testing the Android version, but we hope to put the latest version in the Google Play Store very soon.

If you have any other feedback about the app, please get in touch. You can contact us through the app, on Twitter and Facebook, or by leaving a comment on this blog.

And don’t forget, you can vote for our app in the Digital Leaders 100 awards.