Orange County Government, Florida

Smartphone Applications and Orange County’s Newsletters

Orange County’s unique OCFL Alert, OCFL 311 and OCFL News apps are available for free on Apple and Android devices. In addition to the benefits of digital and online emergency management communication capabilities, Orange County’s smartphone applications encourage transparency and citizen engagement, and help residents stay more connected with their government.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Chief Information Officer Rafael Mena were recently invited by President Barack Obama to an invitation-only briefing at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to provide a presentation on the use of technology during hurricanes and emergency situations. The briefing by Mayor Jacobs and CIO Mena featured a special emphasis on Orange County’s innovative smartphone applications.

Smartphone Apps for Mobile Devices
OCFL News OCFL News is Orange County’s latest smartphone app and it is the first of its kind. The free mobile app provides citizens with breaking news and information about their government. Orange County is the first government organization in Florida to offer citizens breaking news and information about their government on their mobile devices. (Android | Apple)
OCFL 311 OCFL 311 is a smartphone app that allows users to photograph, pinpoint and report problems from potholes to hazardous sidewalk cracks directly from their smartphone to Orange County’s 311 Service Center. OCFL 311 also maps relevant community information so that residents are aware of events that may impact their neighborhood. (Android | Apple)
OCFL Alert OCFL Alert is a first-of-its-kind emergency notification and information smartphone app that provides critical information during times of emergency. Life-saving information includes open shelter locations, water and ice distribution centers, evacuation routes, public service announcements and much more. (Android | Apple)
OC Mobile OC Mobile is a limited collection of device-responsive web pages from the Orange County website. At the OC Mobile website, residents and visitors can access the Orange County Calendar of meetings, the OC Newsroom, Board of County Commissioners web pages, Customer Service 311, contact information and more. (OC Mobile)
Informative Newsletters
OC Connect OC Connect (Orange County Connect), Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ monthly e-Newsletter, enables citizens to stay connected with their government. The Orange County Connect e-Newsletter was launched September 2011 and keeps citizens informed on important initiatives throughout Orange County in English and in Spanish. (OC Connect English edition | OC Connect Spanish edition)
Orange Spiel Orange Spiel is a magazine published specifically for Orange County’s employees. Produced by Human Resources and the Communications Division, the publication keeps employees informed on employee related news. View Orange Spiel issues.
Orange County Recycler Orange County Recycler is a quarterly newsletter from Orange County Utilities in English and Spanish that offers tips on reducing, reusing, and recycling at home and in the community. As a resource for its residential customers who are part of Orange County’s curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection program, it also provides information on upcoming household hazardous waste collection events and holiday collection schedules. View Recycler issues.
Neighborhood Newsflash Neighborhood Newsflash provides timely updates on Orange County’s Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization’s programs and events. Neighbor 2 Neighbor Magazine is a downloadable publication published twice a year by the Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division that highlights inspiring stories of neighborhood leaders.
Special Alerts & Emergency Notifications
OC Alert OC ALERT is an alert system that allows Orange County Government to contact you via email or cell phone text message during an emergency affecting Orange County. Register free-of-charge for OCAlert.
Code Red Code Red is a special Community Notification Enrollment network that allows residents and businesses to receive emergency alerts or notifications.