Mobile First

Trends on Tuesday: Mobile Drives Time on Digital Media

Jul 15, 2014 |

Major mobile milestones in May—try saying that three times! A new mobile usage report from ComScore revealed two significant shifts to mobile in May: total time spent on digital media and time spent on apps. Here are a few highlights from the report: Mobile platforms—smartphones and tablets—accounted for 60% of total time spent on digital Read »

Trends on Tuesday: What Does Mobile-First Video Look Like?

Jul 8, 2014 |

Like many Americans during the last month, I developed FIFA fever. Checking on scores, anticipating the latest Google Doodle and watching game highlights became part of my daily iPhone routine. Despite the elimination of Team U.S.A, mobile video consumption continues to win new fans. Consider these mobile video viewing statistics: On average, consumers spend 33 minutes Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Time on Mobile Surpasses PC Usage

Jun 10, 2014 |

With the recent growth of smartphone and tablet ownership, it’s no surprise that U.S. consumers are spending more time on mobile devices than PCs. Mobile usage will rise to nearly three hours per day in 2014, according to eMarketer. So how does mobile compare to other major media: Mobile usage will rise to 2 hours 51 Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Mary Meeker’s 2014 Internet Trends

Jun 3, 2014 |

Since 2001, Mary Meeker has developed a knack for highlighting what’s currently happening on the Internet and how this information may impact technology and business in the future. Last week she released her 2014 Internet Trends and it reveals some interesting digital trends. Here are the highlights: Marketing: Social messaging is changing Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Hispanic Millennials Provide Insight on Mobile Future

May 27, 2014 |

If you’re a frequent Trends on Tuesday reader, you may recall our post titled, “Latinos Embrace the Mobile Future,” which outlined several key categories where Latinos have adopted mobile technology faster than other groups. A new report by Univision and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, took an in-depth look at the mobile habits of Hispanic millennials, Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Apps Dominate Mobile Web Usage

May 13, 2014 |

“There’s an app for that.” New data from app analytics provider Flurry on mobile app usage reveals that smartphone users are taking this trademarked slogan to heart. Of the 2 hours and 42 minutes per day that a typical user is on a mobile device, mobile app usage accounts for 2 hours and 19 minutes Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Mobile, It’s Where You’ll Find Millennials

Apr 29, 2014 |

It’s no secret, if you want to reach Millennials, mobile is a great way to connect. This generation of tech-natives is adept at accessing large amounts of information held in the palms of their hands. However, their information overload also poses a challenge for agencies Read »

Trends on Tuesday: e-Reading on the Rise

Apr 15, 2014 |

What’s black and white and read all over? An e-reader. While it may be premature to revise classic riddles, a recent study by the Pew Research Center indicates that e-books are gaining popularity among American readers. Nearly three in ten adults (28%) reported reading an e-book in the past year, up from 23% at the Read »

Department of Treasury’s HelpWithMyBank.gov Goes Responsive

Apr 10, 2014

As the rapper Notorious B.I.G. aptly noted in his hit song, “Mo Money” brings “Mo Problems.” Especially when you run up against confusing policies or questionable actions by large national banks and financial institutions. Now it’s easier than ever Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Multi-Device Use is Common Practice

Apr 8, 2014 |

Have you ever opened an email on your smartphone, and then switched to your laptop to read the attachment or write your response? According to a new multi-device study, you’re not alone. More than 40 percent of all online adults move across devices—they start an activity Read »

Trends on Tuesday: U.S. Smartphone Ownership Increases

Apr 1, 2014 |

159.8 million people in the U.S. over the age of 13 owned smartphones during the three months ending in January, up 7 percent since October, according to ComScore. That is a 66.8 percent mobile market penetration, meaning two thirds of people in the country Read »

Introducing openFDA

Mar 17, 2014 |

Welcome to the new home of openFDA! We are incredibly excited to see so much interest in our work and hope that this site can be a valuable resource to those wishing to use public FDA data in both the public and private Read »

Anytime, Anywhere, Anything: The Effect of Mobile on the Web in 25 Years

Mar 13, 2014 |

In 25 years, imagine a world where anytime, anywhere, any device is just taken for granted. That’s the theme from the responses we got from our Mobile Gov Community of Practice members when we asked them to predict the effect mobile would have on the Web Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Optimizing Infographics for Mobile

Feb 4, 2014 |

Mobile first means more than just focusing on text content; it’s also includes considering visual content as important element of the user experience. Read »

Energy.gov goes Responsive

Jan 9, 2014

Did this week’s polar vortex wreak havoc on your heating and cooling system? Maybe now you’re in the hunt for a new furnace or looking for more efficient ways to Read »