Thursday Mobile Products

IRS2Go App Provides Multi-Symptom Relief for Tax Anxiety

Feb 19, 2015 |

The digital equivalent of a cool rag and a spoonful of Pepto Bismol, the Internal Revenue Service updated their IRS2Go app to provide multi-symptom relief for tax anxiety this year. IRS2Go lets taxpayers check on the status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information. If you’re Read »

Building Brick by Brick: Ed.gov’s Website Redesign and Mobile Implementation

Feb 12, 2015 |

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither are website redesigns. In line with the piecemeal responsive Web design implementation trend we recently highlighted, the new Ed.gov website redesign happened in three phases. In this case, budget limitations and existing content management systems (CMSs) influenced the decision-making Read »

Focus on Nutrition with DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals App

Feb 5, 2015 |

For those of us who need to get our diet under control—and keep it that way—we surely have noticed the recent explosion of health apps and wearable fitness trackers. No doubt we’ve all thought about buying one of those at $100 to $150 bucks a Read »

SaferRide App Could Save Your Life

Jan 22, 2015 |

One death every 52 minutes. That’s how frequently someone died in crashes involving a drunk driver in the U.S. in 2013—10,076 deaths in total. While that number represents a 2.5% reduction in deaths from the previous year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is offering a new mobile app—called SaferRide—to Read »

Spanish Language Mobile Apps from Gobierno.USA.gov

Jan 15, 2015 |

In mobile app development, if you aren’t making it multilingual, you miss providing anytime, anywhere information and services to important mobile-only audiences. Regular DigitalGov readers know that we’ve touched on Hispanic mobile trends before, including the high rates of mobile usage among Hispanic millennials. Today, we’re highlighting five Spanish language Read »

CBP Border Wait Time App a One-Stop Shop for Cross Border Travel

Jan 8, 2015 |

The new Border Wait Time app from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a one stop shop for cross border travelers, displaying estimated wait times and open lane statuses at U.S. land ports of entry. Travelers can also locate ports of entry Read »

Santa Is 16 Centuries Old: Things I’ve Learned from NORAD Tracks Santa App

Dec 24, 2014 |

NORAD’s Santa Tracker is available for download again! Here are five things I learned from the magical NORAD Tracks Santa app to keep my nieces, nephews and neighborhood children entertained this holiday season, even if I don’t remember how many of them Read »

Acronyms, Army-isms and Much More: ROTC Handbook App Explains Cadet Life

Dec 18, 2014 |

Have a potential future cadet in the family? Deciding whether the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program is right for you? Already in the program? Study up on the Army ROTC program before you or someone you know steps foot in the classroom in a crisp uniform. Download the ROTC Handbook from the U.S. Read »

Defense Finance Accounting Services Use HHS Code to Make Mobile-Friendly Tables

Dec 11, 2014 |

Government mobile code developed to help make tables mobile-friendly in one agency has now been used in another agency’s mobile efforts. Last month, Clair Koroma told DigitalGov readers about code that the Department of Health and Human Services had developed to make website tables mobile-friendly and then HHS Read »

Find Fuel During Disasters with Lantern Live App

Dec 4, 2014 |

Who to call? Where to meet? What to pack? How to find fuel? Make sure your personal disaster preparedness plan includes how to quickly find functioning gas stations in your area with help from the Department of Energy’s Lantern Read »

Avoid an Awkward Family Thanksgiving with the Federal Apps Mobile Directory

Nov 26, 2014 |

Are you like me? Do you consistently eat too much on Thanksgiving to avoid invasive family conversations that have a high probability of 1) turning awkward and 2) forcing you to abandon a sworn blood oath to never again reveal details of your private life to loved ones? Don’t be like me. It’s your holiday, Read »

Join the Global Climate Change Conversation with NASA’s Earth Now

Nov 20, 2014 |

Wanna join the global climate change conversation? Arm yourself with real-time facts about Earth’s vital signs from NASA’s Earth Now mobile app. Earth Now is an app that visualizes recent global climate data, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon Read »

ICE Expands Reach of App Designed to Locate Child Predators

Nov 13, 2014 |

Catching child predators? There’s an app for that, and it’s expanding its reach to Android smartphones. Operation Predator—the first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public’s help with identifying and locating fugitive and unknown suspected child predators—is now Read »

Rail Crossing Locator App Now Available on a Second Platform

Nov 6, 2014 |

You don’t need to be a rail buff to want to download the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Crossing Locator app. Parents, outdoor enthusiasts, emergency responders, school officials, motorists and many others will find value in locating area highway-rail crossings. The aim of the app is public safety and the Department of Transportation Read »

Open and API-Driven Federal Mobile App Registration

Oct 29, 2014 |

Thanks to the power of open data and APIs, federal agencies can now register their mobile native apps and websites on the Federal Mobile Products Registry and have them appear on the USA.gov Federal Mobile Apps Directory (formerly USA.gov Apps Gallery) almost immediately. When we launched the USA.gov Apps Gallery Read »

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