Top 5 Apps You Need to Download in Brampton

 

Although your smartphone almost certainly comes equipped with the basic apps—Facebook, Instagram, some form of weather forecasting tool—there are a few that are particularly helpful when you're navigating city life. 

So, if you ever need a little info on transit or what to do about a damaged curb near your home, your phone can be of great service to you.

Download these five free Brampton-specific apps (listed in no particular order) to have the city at your fingertips:


1) Pingstreet

Pingstreet is essential for every Brampton resident. It will connect you to official City resources with many features including:

  • Parking Permits: Request a temporary parking permit for a residential street

  • Report a Problem: Report on burnt out park lights, graffiti, illegal signs, shopping carts, sidewalk or road damage, three hour parking violations, tree ownership, tree stump removal, damaged or dead/unhealthy trees, faded or missing pavement markings, traffic sign repair, traffic signal light timing, garbage or debris on roads, objects encroaching on City property, curb damage, dead/damaged sod, or request tree pruning

  • Local Government: View the contact information of your Mayor and Ward Councillors

  • News: Stay up-to-date with the latest news releases

  • Meetings & Events: Find upcoming community events and committee meetings

  • Discover Mississauga: Uncover what the City has to offer

  • Garbage & Recycling: View your waste collection schedule


2) Bramalea City Centre App

Shop and dine in comfort with this app in hand featuring:

  • Store directory to 300 retailers and 35 restaurants

  • Interactive way-finding to help you navigate to your desired store

  • FashioniCITY Rewards Club with exclusive perks and privileges for shopping

  • Mall hours

  • Store promotions, events, and contests

  • Customized shopping profile for messages and offers matching your style and lifestyle


3) A-1 Taxi Brampton

Order a taxi with ease with this city-specific app featuring:

  • Live Tracking: Track your booked taxi's arrival

  • Notifications: Receive a push notification when your taxi has arrived so you know when to come outside, and get status notifications of your taxi (allowing you to wait or cancel if the taxi will be late)

  • Locate: Easily send your typed address or map of your current location to the taxi driver

  • Payment: Add your preferred method of payment

  • Set Pick-up: Request a taxi for immediate departure or select a future date for pick-up

  • Communicate with the Driver: Send a message up to the taxi driver

  • Fare: Pre-register a credit card or account, and add a tip ($ or %)

  • Contact Locations: Select a pickup or drop-off address from your contacts list


4) Brampton Next Bus

Next Bus will help you navigate ZUM stress-free with an abundance of useful features:

* Departure Times: Track times for a bus stop

* Saved Stops: Save your most frequented stops for fast and easy access

* Search for Route: Type in your route number for quick access to information

* Stop Search: Enter the stop name or number at any bus stop to find all bus routes servicing the stop


5) Brampton Map Offline

This app allows you to view offline a map of Brampton for those times you are not connected to the internet.  The offline map requires internet-enabled downloading beforehand to use afterwards offline. The online version of the map allows you to search for addresses and save points.  In addition, you can add favourite locations and get directions to your destination.

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