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How to Use Your New Mobile Device with Patch

Taking your new iPhone for a spin? Download the Patch app for quick access to local news and events.

How to Use Your New Mobile Device with Patch

So you got a new smartphone, but you don't know  which app to download first? How about one that's free, and delivers all the hyperlocal content you have come to love online?

That's right,  Patch is on the iPhone and Patch Places are available on Android devices.  Download them for free.

And here are some tips for the apps, and a few more free ones below you might want to add to keep in touch with everyone in your community.

How To

Patch for iPhone

Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep them engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage.
Patch’s useful features include:

  • Access the most relevant Patch news and local blog posts.
  • Stay up-to-date on weather and forecasting reports.
  • Search the various business listings in your community.
  • Discover what intriguing events are happening near you.
  • Comment on stories or upload photos via Facebook or email.
  • Plus, they can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Customer opinions are extremely valued, so send app feedback to the Patch team is encouraged. Patch can be the number one resource for all communities, as they experience the convenience of it right in their hand.

    Patch Places for Android

    Patch Places is the go-to directory of local businesses in 800+ Patch towns. Any Patch community can be selected to connect to a mobile directory of every place nearby with Patch Places for Android. From local businesses and organizations to government offices and public parks, there will be hundreds of comprehensive listings in the palm of their hands – anytime, anywhere.

    Helpful features of Patch Places:


    • Search nearby shops, restaurants, and nightlife spots.
    • Call a business location or find it on a map.
    • Browse pictures and upload your own.
    • Share place pages via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

    The official place’s website can be viewed for more information on their goods and services and can be saved to favorites for later offline viewing. The purpose of Patch Places is to bring communities closer together and to make everything local.


    Community Coverage 

    Outside of Patch, there are dozens of way you can contribute to the daily/hourly/moment-to-moment conversations going on in your community. Here's a few more you may want to expore: 

    • Twitter - Send updates on the fly
    • Facebook - Access your account on the move
    • Instagram - Photo sharing 

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