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Surrey apps championed at national technology event

Two innovative mobile apps created by Surrey County Council have been championed out at a national event focusing on science and technology.

Surrey created apps to help prevent residents forking out £1 million a year to dispose of trade waste and cut bureaucracy for youth workers while saving tens of thousands of pounds.

The waste app was developed for BlackBerry smartphones and youth workers use an app on its PlayBook tablet computer and Torch smartphone.

BlackBerry’s director of government relations Elizabeth Kanter used the council’s apps as examples of innovative work at Department for Communities and Local Government’s Science Day event.

Julie Fisher, Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Change and Efficiency, said: “We’re always ready to harness technology to provide better services so it’s great to hear our home-grown apps are being singled out a national event as examples of embracing innovation.”

A BlackBerry video about the waste app is below.

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