Wearable Tech Offers New Way to Stay Up-To-Date with NECA; Matrix Group Develops Watch Version of Popular Mobile App

June 09, 2017

NECA-News-device-fam1Washington-Area digital agency, Matrix Group International, and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), a trade association representing the $130 billion electrical construction industry; has launched a wearable version of the already-popular mobile app, NECA News. The NECA News watch app has been released and is available as a free download for Apple Watch (iOS) and Android Wear devices.

As a longtime client, NECA has depended on Matrix Group’s expertise in maintaining and updating their large family of websites and apps for many years, but the association also focuses on staying relevant by developing new and creative digital solutions to combat current industry issues – and, the decision to create a wearable version of their most popular app is no exception!

“NECA is constantly in search of the best way to distribute content to our users,” said Adrianne Gracias, NECA Manager of Digital Communications, adding “Wearable tech is relevant, and new -- It provides an interactive (and convenient) way of distributing alerts, industry news and updates to our membership.”

Other features include: 

  • Vivid, clean, and clear readability for all users (experiences between OS differ)
  • Easy scroll up and down accessibility
  • Ability to filter articles and stories by topic
  • Companion to the mobile adding interactivity between devices

About Matrix Group International

Matrix Group International is a digital agency in the Washington DC area specializing in web design, development, AMS, integration, branding, mobile and e-marketing services, learn more at


The National Electrical Contractors Association is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. NECA’s national office in Bethesda, Md., four regional offices, and 119 local chapters across the country support the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. For more information, visit