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Trends on Tuesday: What Mobile Devices Do People Use to Access Federal Sites?

Nov 24, 2015 |

Mobile users of government websites are growing in double digit percentages and will likely soon become the majority. For some recent internal project research, I dove into some of the federal government-wide analytics looking at mobile usage and found a few interesting tidbits to share: It’s an OS battle of the As. Apple devices slightly Read »

Is There a Generic Equivalent to My Brand Name Drug? Find out with FDA OB Express

Nov 19, 2015 |

Have you ever taken your prescription to the pharmacy, the one that you fill regularly, and the pharmacist hands you pills that have a different name and look quite different from what you regularly get? As a chemist by training, I try to curb my initial anxiety by checking out the composition. However, I have always looked Read »

Post Office Whenever and Wherever—USPS Mobile® App

Nov 12, 2015 |

Gone are the days when you have to drive miles on a hot and humid afternoon or a cold wintry morning to your local post office to mail your letters, get your stamps or determine how much postage you will need for that package. Technology has become integral to our lives, and now many of Read »

National Cancer Institute’s Smokefree Tools

Oct 8, 2015 |

Went a little too far with a bad habit? Do you or someone you love have difficulty putting down the cancer sticks? The National Cancer Institute has developed a triple threat to help kick this issue for Read »

Trends on Tuesday: How Much Does It Cost to Go Mobile?

Sep 29, 2015 |

A penny saved is a penny earned. But spending your pennies on mobile development is necessary to meet 21st century needs. Regardless of how you plan to create that awesome anytime, anywhere mobile experience, it’s going to cost you. While the most obvious parts of the mobile price tag for native app development are initial Read »

Rebuild Healthy Homes from HUD

Aug 27, 2015 |

We all know it is virtually impossible to prevent natural phenomena such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis etc., and we cannot easily avoid these inevitable geological and climatic incidences, as they are typically unpredictable and occur swiftly. The United Nations Office for Read »

Three New Mobile Apps Honor Fallen Veterans Overseas

Aug 20, 2015

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) released three new mobile apps this summer to honor fallen veterans in overseas cemeteries in Belgium, France and Read »

Explore Space with Smithsonian’s Chandra X-Ray App

Jul 23, 2015 |

We continue our celebration of American history and legacy this July 2015 with the New Horizons spacecraft’s dramatic flight past the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its moons—momentous in space exploration. Just think about it—New Horizons, a NASA space probe traveled over 3 billion miles to Read »

Safe Travels with TravWell

Jul 15, 2015 |

Ahhh… Summer is here at last! It’s time for relaxing vacation! Whether you want to scale the peaks of Mount Everest, scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef, ride a camel in the deserts of Mongolia, or shop in Paris—it is time for a travel app. Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Native App Push Notifications Drive Repeat Use

Jun 30, 2015 |

Analytics company, Localytics, released a new report about mobile app retention rates from the past 4 years that agencies should heed when considering their needs for building native mobile apps, compared to mobile-friendly Read »

NOAA’s CrowdMag App: Citizen Science on the Go

Jun 18, 2015 |

The rise in mobile device usage has created a rise in expectations: the public wants new and innovative interactions with all organizations, including government. Incorporating social media in mobile websites and native apps is one way federal agencies have increased public interaction. Six agencies have leveraged native app functionality for crowdsourcing purposes. The National Oceanic Read »

New Coast Guard App Streamlines Boating Safety to Maximize Summer Fun

Jun 4, 2015 |

Just in time for the summer season, the U.S. Coast Guard launched a brand new app to give smartphone users easy, on-demand access to critical boating safety information and resources. With this new app, called United States Coast Guard, users can ensure they have proper Read »

Finding the Best Mobile Moment Is the First Stepping Stone to Anytime, Anywhere Government

Jun 1, 2015 |

Mobile-friendliness is a must for government. But mobilizing the whole digital enchilada takes time due to various challenges, as experiences from the Department of Education and National Park Service have illustrated. Many agencies are thinking big things for 2015, but if your agency is struggling with that first mobile implementation, you will be asking yourself Read »

ICE Wields Smartphones in Fight Against Child Exploitation

May 28, 2015 |

Armed with a smartphone instead of a badge, ordinary Americans are helping law enforcement officers capture child predators. After exhausting all investigative leads, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents turn to the public for help to Read »

Spoiler Alert: USDA’s FoodKeeper App Helps Americans Avoid Wasting Good Food

May 7, 2015 |

Spoiler Alert: Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because Americans are not sure if the food is spoiled. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that retailers and consumers waste 36 pounds of food per Read »