A platform as a service (PaaS) that empowers cities to rapidly deploy afforable mobile apps

APPCityLife is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that empowers cities to rapidly deploy affordable mobile apps, open data, beacons and wearables. It allows extend services and open data the last mile into mobile so that interactive solutions can be created for any city.

Some of the basic features of APPCityLife are the following:

  • App Server: Make it easy for non-developers to create native apps for iOS and Android and provide tools to create interactive apps for your users with the ability to manage them in the cloud.
  • Native Apps: Provide the look and feel of custom apps while providing the flexibility of cloud management as well as targeted Push Notifications, interaction with Beacons and the Apple Watch, providing rich interactive apps for your users.
  • Open Data Server: If you have an open data server already, it is possible to call your APIs and transform the data on the fly without having to store it, and if not, it can be uploaded in the cloud.
  • Beacons, Wearables & IoT: Our mobile apps interact with the latest technologies, creating rich solutions for communities. Whether you need to glance for a live bus update, deliver feeding times at the zoo with a beacon, or provide ADA capabilities for your apps, we deliver.
  • Analytics Server: Track how features are used, respecting user privacy, as analytics are only tracked with user permission. This server helps cities understand how citizens are using mobile services and demonstrate ROI.
  • Coupon Server: Allows retailers to deliver mobile coupons and loyalty cards to the people who live, work and play in their neighborhood. Retailers control their cost, create their own mobile coupons and loyalty cards.

Some of the solutions based on APPCityLife are presented below:

1. Roadrunner Food Bank: This app provides fingertip access to food drop-off locations, information about upcoming events, and everything you want to know about Roadrunner Food Bank, New Mexico’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in New Mexico and operates warehouses in Albuquerque and Las Cruces.

  • Maps: food pick-up sites, donation sites
  • Push Notifications: users opt in to receive notices on upcoming drives, donated food distributions, etc.
  • Info: General information including website, phone numbers, social media, how to volunteer
  • Other Resources: quick access to transit app, other health and human services, prescription discount cards, etc.
  • Sponsorships and Local Deals: sponsorship advertising and mobile coupons from local businesses

2.   ABQ BioparkThe ABQ BioPark mobile app provides easily accessed information and interactive content for visitors within the park through strategically deployed beacons which communicate directly with the BioPark app, providing relevant information such as the next upcoming feeding times for visitors entering the zoo, so that they can easily make decisions to view animals during more active times. Beacon-enabled kiosks deliver enhanced detailed information about animals or displays for visitors nearby.


  • Maps: geolocated, interactive maps help visitors easily find specific displays, restrooms and restaurants within the park.
  • Beacons: blue-tooth enabled interactivity with beacons deployed in the park for real-time information delivered to visitors
  • Push Notifications: users opt in to receive notices on upcoming events, ticket giveaways, closures or other park-related information.
  • Info: General venue information including website, ticketing, social media, etc.
  • Photo Contest: users can submit photos via the mobile app for prizes and free event tickets
  • Sponsorships and Local Deals: sponsorship advertising and mobile coupons from local businesses

3.   Culture ABQThrough CityLife’s patented delivery of cloud-based, streaming apps, the CultureABQ mobile app allows users to download a single mobile application which provides native access to all of the agency’s mobile applications, push notifications and general information about events. Mobile apps featured within the app can either be viewed within the app or downloaded independently, allowing users to decide which apps they want to keep on their device and which they prefer to access from CultureABQ.

  • Map: geolocated information on all city cultural services venues
  • Events: Event calendars and listings displayed through API access to agency’s online event data.
  • Rentals: Information on hosting events at city venues, rental fees, policies and contact information.
  • Apps: directory of all apps developed and supported for cultural services on the CityLife platform, with descriptions and options to view natively within the current app or to download

More information about application based on the APPCityLife platform can be found here.