New apps help residents shop local in South Norwood, Purley and Thornton Heath

21 February 2022

New apps help residents shop local in South Norwood, Purley and Thornton Heath

Three apps are launching to help residents keep up with news, businesses, events and offers.

Three communities in Croydon are benefiting from the South London Partnership’s pilot of smart technology, encouraging people back to their high streets.

Croydon Council and local company Loqiva have partnered to develop three Digital Town Hub apps as part of the InnOvate Project to generate economic growth and help residents live better, healthier lives.

The three free apps are:

Each app provides a hub for local news, businesses, events and offers straight to a resident’s smartphone. These apps link to the council’s Love Croydon shop local campaign to boost the economy in a safe and sustainable way. 

Read the full article on Croydon Digital which was published on Thursday 17 February 2022.

About the InnOvaTe Project:

South London Partnership is working with London Councils to deliver an exciting and innovative “Internet of Things” (IoT) project across the five south London Councils of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Sutton.

This initiative is funded by the Strategic Investment Pot (SIP) as part of the London Councils Business Rates Retention scheme which is administered by the City of London Corporation, and hopes to improve people’s lives through the delivery of a multi-purpose Internet of Things (IoT) platform, which will connect various sensors across borough boundaries.

The project is led by Sutton Council, which was selected to oversee the project on behalf of the other boroughs.

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