From mothers working to maintain a loving household to people exiting drug rehab centers on the path to a new life, everyone needs a little inspiration and motivation every once in a while.
Fortunately, there is a plethora of helpful apps out there designed to provide just that. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or uninspired, consider downloading one or more of these wonderful apps:
Added by Shane Jones on October 10, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments
Pennsylvania Avenue makes Savile Row look like a flea market. You see, nowhere in the world will you find so many organizations gadding ‘round town in tailor-made IT duds. A new MeriTalk study on Mission-Critical Cloud – McCloud, if you…Continue
Added by MeriTalk on September 21, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments
TextMyBus is the latest app from the fellows at Code for America. The app takes data from the Detroit Department of Transportation to create a text messaging app. Basically a Detroit resident can text 50464 and get up to date schedule of the 3 bus routes closes to their current location. …Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on September 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
We've all been watching the devastating fires rip through the west. So what can you do to prepare?
In 2011, over 1300 homes were destroyed in Bastrop County, Texas due to wildfires.
The fellows at Code for America developed an…Continue
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Added by Bob Gourley on August 22, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments
I'm curious as to if there are currently any agencies using or in the process of incorporating Responsive Design into their agency's Digital Strategy. My agency is starting to have serious talks on this. My concerns are from the standpoint of if you have a large number of data products that you are serving, how the visualization and function of that date would be affected.
Speaking of critical data that should be available to the public, how many times have you been out and about and suddenly found yourself in need of a public restroom? To their citizens’ relief, in England, Australia, and several other countries around the world there’s an app to help you find one.
From Australia’s Department of Health and Aging to the coordinated effort of several London Councils, government agencies have been releasing data on public toilet locations.…Continue
In today's blog we take a brief look at the top 11 findings about the US Military's use of Facebook. For those of you who missed it, please make sure to check out Part 1 which discussed the statistics and trends of US Military pages,…Continue
With the impending elections only a few months out, the onslaught of commercials has begun. From “America the Beautiful” to “Wasteful Spending”, both sides are already making negative statements about the other. Without significant background knowledge to provide context for these commercials, the half-truths and…Continue
The Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities program has announced the winning counties in this year's survey competition to identify leaders in the digital field. Four winners were named in various population categories. These four leading communities implemented new initiaties this year that created positive results and cost savings for, despite scarce funding. Today's highlighted county in Dutchess County in New York, winner of the 250,000 to 500,000 population…Continue
Yesterday, the Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities program announced the winning counties in this year's survey competition to identify leaders in the digital field. Four winners were named in various population categories. These four leading communities implemented new initiaties this year that created positive results and cost savings for, despite scarce funding. Here is a look at the country's most digitally savvy community with a population of more than 500,000. A…Continue
A static Facebook page is the equivalent of a blank slate; dull, but still full of promise. Custom app development has allowed companies to inject excitement into their Facebook pages. However, apps require technical savvy and a considerable amount of time in the development stage. Apps also require excellent virtual real estate. Even the most engaging Facebook app may remain unnoticed unless it is placed on the profile page’s default tab.
Luckily, FanBridge bands together 12…
Added by Chris Smith on July 11, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments
One of the most common – and important – ways that citizens interact with their government is through the reporting of non-emergency issues in their neighborhoods. How effectively governments manage these requests for service is critical to fostering stable neighborhoods and confidence in municipal leadership.
Since it was first adopted in Baltimore in the mid-1990’s, the 311…Continue
The Department of Health and Human Services is the latest federal agency to tap the creativity of the marketplace by running a contest to find the best products for their emergency preparedness apps.
HHS used a tool that is increasingly being relied upon by agencies to find the…
App contests are a great way to get useful programs for your agency, but there's something more important which can result from a well-run app competition. Christopher Dorobek of the DorobekINSIDER spoke with Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet and How to Run Apps Contests, about what should be the focus of an apps…Continue
It appears that big developments in local open government stemming from high level planning between major US cities that has been in the works since 2009 could be bearing fruit within the next few months.
A partnership of IT executives from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — known as the Group of Seven — has most recently been collaborating the launch of a shared data portal to be hosted on the Federal…Continue
Added by Samuel Lovett on June 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Sometimes simply talking about a concept doesn’t do it justice. Often it takes seeing something tangible to drive the point home. While we talk about agile development and more effective use of technology in addressing civic issues, when we see it in practice we begin to see what is actually possible, and understand the power in the approach.
Last week, during a conversation with one of our city contacts she began sharing with me her initial reluctance in having been “put in charge…Continue
Added by Abhi Nemani on May 23, 2012 at 8:13pm — No Comments
This post has been updated to include Dan Chenok's contribution
Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on April 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Interesting post from Steve Dale – taking a slightly different approach to the use of social tools within the workplace (see ‘social business’ or ‘enterprise 2.0′ ad nauseam) where he focuses…Continue
Added by Dave Briggs on April 16, 2012 at 4:50am — No Comments
I had an original iPad before – the one without a camera – and it was also a wifi only one, without…Continue
Added by Dave Briggs on April 14, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments