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West Lothian Council Releases App on Apple iOS

The West Lothian has become one of the first councils in the UK to launch an app for Apple's iOS platform.

According to an article on The Guardian, the app will allow council residents to get news, alerts and other council related information.

The app, available as a free download from the UK Apple App Store, will allow residents to get the time, contact numbers and addresses for the services offered by the council. Users will also be able to email the council with their queries and inputs directly from the application.

"We have taken the first step by developing the App for Apple devices as almost three times as many people are using iPhones, iPads or iPods than other devices to access our website," said Graham Hope, chief executive of West Lothian Council.

"This new service is the latest online development and follows the introduction of social media websites Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and Flickr which have proved to be very popular, and the new eNews Service which provides regular council information and alerts. It is our intention to continue to develop this service in the future," he added.