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NEWS: Civic Resource Group International (CRGI) announced inclusion of CivicConnect(TM) Parking, the Company’s high performing product from its “Smart Cities” Portfolio, in California Mobile Gallery. The product was successfully implemented in San Diego as “ParkItDTSD” and is featured in the Gallery under this name.

The City of San Diego’s owned non-profit organization CivicSD (“Civic San Diego” – http://www.civicsd.com/) teamed up with Civic Resource Group International, a pioneering developer of “Smart City” digital products, to build a comprehensive parking solution to help streamline public and private parking for residents, workers and visitors in Downtown San Diego. This product provides real-time parking information. It is fully adaptable as a web portal, mobile app or digital display. ParkItDTSD features location-aware mapping and alerts, visuals, filtering tools, GIS integration, and the local operators are partners in updating the data. The app seamlessly integrates multiple vendor parking APIs and public and private real-time parking data so users can easily obtain off-street parking availability and general parking information on their portable devices.

ParkItDTSD is connected to CRGI’s fully integrated Mobile/Data/Cloud Platform CivicConnect(TM). This connection will allow the City of San Diego to evolve the app because the future phases for CivicSD will include connecting information about San Diego events, neighborhoods and business districts, public transit, and more.

ParkItDTSD can be found in the Gallery by entering keywords in the search, such as City of San Diego, San Diego, ParkItDTSD. The California Mobile Gallery provides users with the ability to find services and information (local and state) nearest their location from their smart device wherever they are located. Inclusion of City of San Diego ParkItDTSD app in the gallery also provides the city with a unique location for any other apps they add to the gallery, in essence providing the city with its own virtual listing of their mobile apps for the public.

“We’re excited to add the City of San Diego’s ParkItDTSD mobile app to the California Mobile Gallery which further bolsters the public resources available at the fingertips of Californians,” said Scott Paterson, Deputy Director of Enterprise Solutions for the California Department of Technology. “The goal of the California Mobile Gallery is simple – to provide the public with a single point of contact for all mobile government services and information. As of today, we have 35 unique local government apps and it is increasing everyday.”

Dr. Gregory G. Curtin, Founder and CEO, CRG Int’l stated, “CRGI’s signature approach is to connect applications and data through our CivicConnect(TM) platform in a way that evolves and continues to flourish over time.”

Dr. Curtin further explained, “While working with CivicSD we kept in the view the big picture of San Diego becoming a true ‘Smart City.’ Starting with the parking app, we took it a step further and offered a comprehensive ‘Smart City’ solution, that will over time connect information about San Diego’s arts and cultural events, neighborhoods and business districts, public transit and tourism. ParkItDTSD turned out to be a successful ‘Smart City’ app and we are delighted to see it in the California Mobile Gallery, which is fast becoming the biggest, richest, best Public Sector Apps Gallery on the planet!”

“We are proud and excited to have our ParkItDTSD featured on the California Mobile Gallery. The goal of the app is to make navigating for parking downtown San Diego easier. Now, with this added exposure, visitors from across the State, even country, can have access to this resource. We hope the app, as a parking tool and as it evolves to include additional features, becomes a model for other cities,” said Reese A. Jarrett, President of Civic San Diego.

About Civic Resource Group International:

Civic Resource Group International (CRGI) is a leading digital government product company. The Company pioneered CivicConnect(TM), its first-of-a-kind Mobile/Cloud/Data platform. The most recently rolled-out its Augmented Reality-based product for the public sector, CivicAR(TM). Since 2000, CRGI has been “Fulfilling the Promise of Technology(TM)” for the broad public sector, helping the sector to harness digital advances to connect with their constituents and deliver better and more efficient services. The Company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and Dublin, Ireland. In 2015 CRGI was named to the list of Top 20 Government Technology Providers, along with being spotlighted as “CRG International a Public Sector Augmented Reality Leader” by Chief Research Analyst Matt Margolis of Wall Street Forensics.

CRGI is a new breed of Company with a new signature approach, blending the best of technology, design and communications in the digital age to support Sustainable Communities, Efficient Public Services, Engaged Citizens and Better Quality of Life.

Visit the company’s website at http://www.civicresource.com/ and http://parkitdtsd.com/.

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