A new smartphone app from the folks behind Monona’s hilariously boastful Facebook page lets Monona residents call in takeout orders, pay bills and get important city announcements, all in one place.

Released in late July for iOS and Android, the free Discover Monona app includes information on more than 400 businesses in Monona and on the east side. They’re organized into categories like antiques, gifts, breweries and home improvement to help users find local businesses. There are also links to the websites of local banks, clinics and Madison Gas & Electric.

Users can also use the app to find hours and other basic information on civic resources like parks, farmers’ markets and libraries. Monona government departments can use the app for free to tell local residents about everything from city-sponsored public events to the latest Amber alert. Users who enable notifications from the app will receive those announcements in real time.

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