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 Federal Mobile Apps Directory (formerly Apps Gallery) almost immediately. When we launched the Apps Gallery Read »

Bullying: Help Prevent and Protect Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device

Oct 9, 2014

I don’t remember being bullied as a kid, but my younger sister once was. When she was in junior high, a jealous schoolmate who ran in a small tough pack threatened to “beat up” my quiet, mild-mannered sibling at an unspecified time and day during her walk home from school. Sound familiar? Back then (in an era before text messaging Read »

No More Beta in’s Responsive Website

Oct 2, 2014 ushered in the new fiscal year by removing the beta label from its URL two years after it launched. During this period, the Library of Congress not only extensively tested how the site would display on any device, but in a series of releases and enhancements, completely transformed the ability to find legislative information Read »

CDC App Aids in Prevention of Neonatal Disease

Sep 18, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control has added another tool to its suite of mobile applications for healthcare providers and clinicians. The “Prevent Group B Strep” app provides specific, timely guidance to obstetric and neonatal providers to aid in Read »

#PrepareAthon 2014: Disaster Preparedness in the Palm of Your Hand

Sep 11, 2014

If there was one thing we learned on September 11, 2001, it’s that you can never be too prepared for a disaster of any magnitude. September is aptly named National Preparedness Month and the government’s #PrepareAthon campaign—led by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)—is under way, culminating in National PrepareAthon! Day, September 30. Read »

Census Promotes Mobile Apps Front and Center!

Sep 4, 2014

Those cutting edge folks over at Census have raised the bar again! Not only do they have three mobile apps that use their own APIs, but now everyone who visits is presented with an Read »

USDA App Helps ID Your Potpourri

Aug 28, 2014

Got a thing for dried botanicals? (No, not THOSE … but the stuff of fragrant sachets, decorative wreaths and glass jars filled with heavenly scents?) Before you discard your old potpourri or put some within reach of pets and children, you’ll want to take a look at Read »

Census PoP Quiz Mobile App Challenges Knowledge of State Statistics

Aug 14, 2014

The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz, a new interactive mobile application that challenges users’ knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new app, which draws from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, aims to raise Read »

Safe Swimming This Summer (Can You Say That Four Times Fast?)

Jul 31, 2014

You don’t have to try too hard to get people into the water during summer. But swimming the healthy and safe way? Well, everyone could use help on that. Whether you are a swimmer, lifeguard, pool attendant or sun-loving spectator, the Centers for Disease Read »

Mobile REMM App: New Physicians’ Aid

Jul 10, 2014 |

The Department of Health and Human Service’s Mobile REMM App provides physicians and emergency medical staff with the latest and greatest information concerning radioactive and nuclear emergencies. Available on iOS, Android, and Blackberry platforms, the native application showcases comprehensive information concerning dose Read »

Have a H(app)y Fourth of July from MobileGov

Jul 3, 2014

Washington. You can say a lot of things about this town, but one thing is clear: Fourth of July is our holiday. No one rocks Independence Day quite like we do, thanks to the hardworking people at the National Park Service who manage our National Mall and help stage a blockbuster fireworks celebration. Read »

Broadcasting Board of Governors Use “Relay” Tool to Cover the World Cup

Jun 26, 2014 |

World Cup fever, everyone’s got it—even the Broadcasting Board of Governors‘ (BBG) Voice of America has reporters covering the event. For this year’s World Cup, VOA has teamed up with the Office of Digital and Design Innovation (a digital team inside Read »

DOT’s SaferCar App Goes Android

Jun 19, 2014

With the start of “astronomical summer” later this week on June 21, that means two things: road trips and car buying. If you’re doing either or both, best be sure to grab the app for the SaferCar program from the Department of Transportation’s Read »

CDC’s New App Answers the Question: ‘Can I Eat This?’

May 8, 2014

I’ll be honest: When I had only heard the name of the new mobile app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, I thought, “Interesting — another dieting app to add to my phone.” So wrong was I. In fact, the only way you’re going to lose weight with this traveler’s app is if you Read »

‘Operation Predator’ App from ICE Developed to Help Rescue Children, Capture Sexual Predators

May 1, 2014

It’s disturbing to think about, but essential for all of us to know about: The sexual abuse and exploitation of children. When it comes to rescuing those children and investigating, locating and arresting suspected child predators, “it’s a race against the clock,” says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Acting Director John Sandweg. Luckily there’s Read »