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Croydon Council builds low code coronavirus apps


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The London Borough of Croydon has begun to deploy applications built on a low code platform in its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

It has launched an app for internal use in managing key services and another for local businesses to make applications for support grants during the crisis, using the Netcall App Share platform.

A blogpost by its digital business partner Kevin Rowe says that in the first 12 hours the grants app, available through the council website, received more than 500 applications.

It says the apps were developed in a matter of days using multi-disciplinary teams with three ‘show and tells’ per day.

A spokesperson for Croydon said: “These apps will be available on the Netcall app share shortly and we are happy to talk to other authorities who would like to learn from our work.”

The council has also indicated it is looking at the possible adoption of other council’s services, citing the example of Adur and Worthing’s community response platform. The two councils recently announced a partnership for the development of low code solutions.

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