The City Government of Makati recently launched its digital citizen app, MAKATIZEN that brings various local government services closer to people.
Rolled out in time for Makati’s 347th founding anniversary, this first-of-its kind app is a product of the groundbreaking collaboration between proof-of-concept public-private partnership (PPP) proponent Neo-Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. and Voyager Innovations.
MAKATIZEN, which furthers the digital transformation of the city, is initially available for Android phones via Play Store. The app brings important information and civic services closer to Makati residents in a more engaging, rewarding, and convenient way through the help of their mobile phones, super-charged by Voyager’s innovative digital platforms.
Super-charged digital platform
The MAKATIZEN app will initially feature the following benefits for Makati City residents:
- “MakaGimik” – up-to-the-minute advisories and announcements about Makati City programs and events
- “MakaRide” – instantly book a ride on board Makati’s point-to-point shuttle service, initially available for Makati City government employees
- “MakaShopping” – an in-app online marketplace where citizens can instantly shop for must-have items and receive exclusive discounts
- “MakaNegosyo” – important information about how and why to invest and start a business in Makati City
Through Voyager’s customer engagement platform freenet, Makati is super-charging its digital transformation efforts by allowing its residents to use the MAKATIZEN app without incurring any data charges.
Makati residents can also have instant access to the MakaShopping online marketplace, powered by Voyager’s e-Commerce platform, Takatack. Makati residents can get exclusive discounts and privileges on must-have items that they can order through their mobile phones and have them delivered straight to their doorsteps.
More innovative and citizen-enabling features will be in the MAKATIZEN app soon.