FROM THE EDITOR
After hinting we had something new up our sleeves for 2021, it’s now time to tell you about a new smartphone news service we have been working on.
The Bugle App will be an additional service to our much loved printed paper.
It will enable us to report on a wider range of news than is currently possible with our fortnightly printing and distribution.
Until now, we’ve sometimes had to wait more than a week to write about major decisions that have been made by Council or the State Government, or to alert you to initiatives within the community.
We will also be able to send notifications to alert you to important developments.
This new digital channel is a big step for us, so we’ve invested in proven technology that is already successfully serving other communities in Australia and New Zealand.
Although we are officially launching The Bugle App to coincide with our first issue of next year, 9 January, it is already available for download for free from both app stores if you’d like a preview of what is to come.
We won’t be officially reporting on local events until then, but I’m sure I won’t be able to resist adding some items over the holiday period.
Apart from news, we want The Bugle App to be a community hub for all the information you need.
It will make it easier for you to connect to local businesses through our directories, and encourage community development through free listings for the multitude of organisations that play such a vital role.
All of the information will be mirrored on our website, www.thebuglenewspaper.com.au to make things easier to share, or if you don’t have a smartphone.
Those of you who remember The Bugle’s origins over 10 years ago, as an A5 folded flyer for our cafe, will appreciate just how far we’ve come.
Steve and I would also like to wish you a safe and happy Christmas period, and a much calmer 2021.
To reward you for downloading The Bugle App, you will have the opportunity to enter into a competition to win one of the latest iPad Air tablets