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 »

Mobile Application Development Program Webinar and Wikithon Tomorrow!

May 29, 2013 |

Anytime, anywhere government information and services are becoming more important as the public increasingly consumes information and services on the go. As we announced last week, agencies can now get assistance with their mobile development efforts with our new Mobile Application Development Program. Tomorrow, we will host Read »

NASCIO Launches Mobile Apps Catalog

May 24, 2013 |

The federal government’s Mobile Code Catalog has company! This month, NASCIO released a new State Mobile Apps Catalog, a collection of over 160 state and territory native mobile apps that users can browse and download for smart phones and tablets. The apps are searchable by state/territory, 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 »

NASA’s Be A Martian App

Apr 25, 2013 |

Solar System fans, space shuttles are not the only way you can visit a planet! In July 2012, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA developed a mobile app called “NASA Be A Martian”, which allows you to become a Martian citizen on planet Mars. A Martian Read »

The SaferCar App

Apr 18, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a new iOS app that provides real-time vehicle safety information to consumers from NHTSA’s site The new SaferCar app gives consumers immediate access to key safety information to Read »

National Park Service Apps

Apr 4, 2013

The National Park Service offers 3 mobile apps to create mobile experiences at 3 specific parks available for both the Android and iOS platforms. NPS National Mall App – As cherry blossom visitors give way to the summer travelers, visitors can download the NPS’s National Mall App providing visitors with a handheld map and customizable tour plans based Read »

American Red Cross Tornado App

Mar 21, 2013

The American Red Cross Tornado App gets your family and home ready for a tornado. The app, which is available on the Android and iOS platforms, puts everything you need to know Read »

NCI QuitPal App

Mar 14, 2013

NCI QuitPal is a free smartphone app developed by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to support smokers working to become smoke-free. This interactive app, available on the iOS platform, was developed using proven quit Read »

USAID, HHS & DOL Mobile Gov App Challenge Winners

Mar 7, 2013

One way federal agencies create Mobile Gov products is through third party development. Some agencies use platforms like to get the word out to developers and there have been 3 mobile app challenge awards so far this Read »

You’ll Have Them at Swipe: Making An Awesome Mobile User Experience Webinar

Feb 11, 2013

Learn how to create amazing and engaging Mobile Gov User Experiences by watching this webinar. Anytime, anywhere government will be used in numerous contexts and requires developers to think about more than just content, security and privacy during implementation. In fact, Smashing magazine Read »

Pointe du Hoc Battle Site Mobile App

Jan 24, 2013

The Pointe du Hoc mobile app serves as a tour guide and learning tool for this World War II D-Day landing site in France. The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) developed both Android Read »

Mobile Gov Resources for 2013!

Dec 21, 2012

With mobile use growing exponentially and federal agencies implementing customer-facing mobile services for the Digital Government Strategy, we decided to put together a Mobile Gov resource “cheat sheet” with concepts and information we think will be helpful for agencies implementing Mobile Gov in 2013. Here’s what Mobile Gov implementers need to Read »

Mobile Apps Life Cycle Webinar

Oct 24, 2012

Are you creating a mobile website or app for your agency? On Tuesday, October 30, at 11 a.m. we will host a webinar to get agencies thinking about how they can prepare for the entire life cycle of their mobile products—from planning–to implementing—to continually updating and upgrading. This webinar will Read »

Introduction to APIs

Jul 26, 2012 |

There’s an easier way to get content and data into the hands of citizens. Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are web services that allow people to more easily consume content and data in multiple ways–via mobile devices, mobile apps, innovative mash-ups, and much more. Simply put, “APIs are a better way to get government information Read »