Deliver reliable information across your community in real-time

Publish community updates through Simplicity app and join the next chapter in local social networks.

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Who can publish on the Simplicity app?

Other

Other

County

County

Library

Library

City leader

City leader

Water agency

Water agency

Fire department

Fire department

Parks & recreation

Parks & recreation

School

School

Police department

Police department

Municipality

Municipality

Public
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Community
groups

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NGO

NGO

Service groups

Service groups

Religious group

Religious group

Gated community

Gated community

Sport club

Sport club

Local business

Local business

Other

Other

Why Simplicity?

Better control over your content

Take back the power from social media and misinformation trolls. In Simplicity, you are the only source of information. No ads. No misinformation.

Super easy to use

Users get a handle on Simplicity in minutes. We designed Simplicity for everyone – young and old, tech savvy and technophobic.

Better deliverability

Capture residents’ attention with push notifications on their smartphones. Don’t let your message get lost in mailboxes and endless feeds on social media.

Better engagement

Deliver updates and announcements to residents based on their preferences. Understand how residents consume content and optimize your communication.

Simplicity is a fabulous application that really connects a city with its residents. It is an opportunity for our residents to receive factual and trustworthy local updates, and serves as a convenient source of local news right at your fingertips.
Ann O’Brien
Mayor of City of Burlingame, California
We are enthusiastic about forming this new partnership with Simplicity. We believe this service will be a valuable and useful way for our residents to stay engaged with the news and updates that matter most in Foster City.
Richa Awasthi
Mayor of Foster City, California
We are excited to have an additional platform dedicated to the Village of Richton Park that will alert the community and our residents of significant and worthy information. We are grateful for Simplicity’s ease of use and functionality.
Adam Ray
Media Coordinator of Village of Richton Park, Illinois
We are pleased to implement such an innovative and simple-to-use solution. The team behind Simplicity understands not only how crucial it is for residents to have access to official information from us, but also what challenges we experience on our side in administration and how to address them.
Clay Curtin
Communications Manager of City of Menlo Park, California

Features

Autopilot

Let us do the work. Simplicity admin collects updates from your website and delivers them to your followers in the Simplicity app.


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Push Notifications

Send notifications to draw attention to an important update. Choose your audience and target residents based on their interests and location.


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Custom Branding

Your logo is visible on all your content. You don't have to worry about your updates getting lost in the feed. Residents can only see a single feed at a time.

Simplicity Admin

Enrich your communications by publishing custom content from Simplicity admin Interface. Publish updates, events and include embedded links & videos.


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Smart Insights

Simplicity analytics helps you understand how residents consume your content. Observe the open rate, notification click-through rate, subscribers, and more.


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Suggestions from Residents

Collect, categorize and assign suggestions for improvements to the right people. Suggestions are received to your private inbox and are not visible to others.


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Community Fund

Include residents in decision-making and support what they care about. With the Community Fund feature, you can reward residents’ favorite local non-profit organizations.


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Pet Directory

Neighbors can add their loved pet to the local pet directory. 8% of pets go missing every year, Simplicity’s AI pet recognition will help unite lost pets with their owners.


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Polls & Questionnaires

Collect opinions from your residents through simple polls and questionnaires. Get quick insights on current issues and topics that resonate in your community.


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Multilingual Content

Coming soon

Deliver updates to your residents in their first language. Publish content in English, and we’ll make sure to translate into languages commonly used within your community.


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Foster City, CA
East Palo Alto, CA
Martinez, CA
Oakland, CA
San Mateo, CA
Santa Maria, CA
Menlo Park, CA
Colma, CA
San Leandro, CA
Burlingame, CA
Hillsborough, CA
Mundelein, IL
Grayslake, IL
Rock Island, IL
Richton Park, IL
New Lenox, IL
Brookfield, IL
Pittsfield, IL
Montgomery, IL
Homer Glen, IL
Indian Head Park, IL
West Peoria, IL
Northbrook, IL
Oswego, IL
Foster City, CA
East Palo Alto, CA
Martinez, CA
Oakland, CA
San Mateo, CA
Santa Maria, CA
Menlo Park, CA
Colma, CA
San Leandro, CA
Burlingame, CA
Hillsborough, CA
Mundelein, IL
Grayslake, IL
Rock Island, IL
Richton Park, IL
New Lenox, IL
Brookfield, IL
Pittsfield, IL
Montgomery, IL
Homer Glen, IL
Indian Head Park, IL
West Peoria, IL
Northbrook, IL
Oswego, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Simplicity free for community groups and public agencies?

Yes, it is. Simplicity is free and has no hidden fees to worry about. We will roll out some premium features for local businesses and event organizations soon.

In what cities can residents use Simplicity?

So far we have launched the City of Oakland, Menlo Park, San Leandro, Burlingame, Foster City, Colma, East Palo Alto and Santa Maria in California. In Illinois, cities include West Peoria, Rock Island, Richton Park, Pittsfield, Northbrook, Brookfield, Homer Glen, Montgomery, Indian Head Park, Rolling Meadows, Oswego, New Lenox, and Mundelein.

How do you launch a new city?

We have to verify a city hall or at least three public agencies or community groups from a city to launch it. Only after that does the city become accessible to its residents via the Simplicity app. If you would like to launch your city, share this website with your community groups or city organizations.

Can I add an announcement or event to Simplicity? How?

Only verified organizations within a city can upload announcements and upcoming events via their special admin access. If you are interested in using Simplicity and would like to get access, you can submit a request by clicking the “get started” button at the bottom of this page. After filling out the form, a Simplicity team member will get in touch with you to verify your organization.

How long does it take to launch my account in the Simplicity app?

After we verify your account, you are set to go. Usually, it takes about 72 hours to get verified and receive a login to be able to start posting in the app.

How do I build my community in the Simplicity app?

We supply verified account holders with marketing assets to support a successful launch in their city and community.

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