Mobile App Development Program

Trends on Tuesday: Federal App Development Trends

Apr 28, 2015 |

Mobile apps meet real world needs. App development is not a homogenous process, however. Apple and Android devices are overwhelmingly dominant in device ownership and app development. So, we examined the Federal Mobile Apps Directory for iOS and Android offerings. We noticed a predominance Read »

Trends on Tuesday: America’s New First Screen

Dec 2, 2014 |

It has finally happened: Mobile has bumped TV as America’s first screen. Recent analysis from Flurry Analytics, which included data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, found that time spent on mobile devices grew in the U.S. by 9.3% to 2 hrs and 57 minutes, while time spent watching TV has remained flat at 2 hrs and 48 Read »

Trends on Tuesday: The Rise of Mobile App Super Users?

Aug 12, 2014 |

A recent Trends on Tuesday post cautioned against becoming another statistic in the treacherous, desolate wasteland known as the App Graveyard. Thankfully, there is some research that shows the likelihood of your app being banished to its grave is receding. Trends indicate that not only are app retention rates rising, user engagement is increasing. According Read »

Trends on Tuesday: What’s Your Mobile [App]etite?

Aug 5, 2014 |

In a few short years, the number of mobile apps has exploded, and the time spent on apps continues to increase. However, one thing hasn’t changed: the number of apps individuals use. The average smartphone owner uses 22 to 28 apps in a month, according to new data from Nielsen. Here are a few highlights Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Maximizing Your Mobile Moments

Jul 1, 2014 |

The rise of mobile device ownership is rapidly changing the way we, and our stakeholders, interact with organizations and information. From local weather to the status of our train, we look to our smartphones to not only provide the answers, but anticipate our questions. Forrester refers to this Read »

What Happened at Our User Experience Summit (with slides!)

Feb 3, 2014 |

We were hoping for 30, but we got more than 100 user experience professionals and novices on Jan 28, 2014, for our User Experience (UX) Summit at the General Services Administration. The event was sponsored by the User Experience Community of Practice and the Read »

What We’re (Really) Talking About When We’re Talking About Mobile (Hint: It’s the User)

Jun 4, 2013 |

It used to be when we said mobile we meant activities and devices defined strictly by mobility and the features associated with it, such as GPS, SMS, barcode readers, cell phones, etc. But when I found myself in my easy chair watching a ballgame on my Read »

Make Mobile Gov with the Mobile Application Development Program

May 23, 2013 |

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device. The 21st century imperative to deliver government information and services to the public anytime, anywhere and on any device makes mobile a critical tactic in the federal Digital Government Strategy. Read »