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Trends on Tuesday: I Want It Now

Is mobile changing us?


The rapid adoption of cell phones and, especially, the spread of internet-connected smartphones are changing people’s communications with others and their relationships with information. Users’ ability to access data immediately through apps and web browsers and through contact with their social networks is creating a new culture of real-time…
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Added by Mobile Gov on May 8, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Mobile Platform Development Webinar Series Continues!

The
Mobile Platform Development Webinar Series
 will continue with
Apple iOS on Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST. Before the session, we wanted to share some highlights from the first two sessions presented by Research in Motion(RIM)/Blackberry and Windows Phone.
 The series was developed…

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Added by Mobile Gov on May 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Trends on Tuesday: Mobile Data Growth

Data has surpassed voice traffic on mobile phones. But how much data is being consumed? According to Cisco's Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update

  • Global mobile data traffic grew 2.3-fold in 2011, more than doubling for the fourth…
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Added by Mobile Gov on May 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Wikithon at Smithsonian American History Museum!

Very excited about Thursday's Wikithon, which will be right on The Mall at the National Museum of American History.

Details

WHAT: “Ruby Slippers” Wikithon

WHEN: Thursday, April 26

TIME: 3-5 pm EDT

WHERE:  National Museum of American History in the Constitution Cafe, in Washington D.C.…

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Added by Mobile Gov on April 23, 2012 at 9:29pm — No Comments

MobileGov Apps on Display

Last week, we wrote about great mobile products presented rapid-fire.

Here are a few:

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Added by Mobile Gov on April 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Trends on Tuesday: Apps vs Mobile Web, again

Last week, we moderated a session on what the research shows on mobile use--and our regular discussion about whether people prefer mobile web over native apps.

Our speakers, Aaron Smith from Pew Internet…

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Added by Mobile Gov on April 10, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Getting Your Apps in App Stores

Announcing the Mobile Platform Development Webinar Series! GSA's Mobile Gov Program Management Office is working with agencies throughout government to help them deliver government content--information, data and services--anytime, anywhere and on any device.

One way to  deliver content to citizens is via applications on mobile devices or …

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Added by Mobile Gov on April 2, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

The SaferBus App

The SaferBus App allows users to access real time bus safety performance information from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,…

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Added by Mobile Gov on April 2, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Trends on Tuesday: Mobile eMail

Do you think about where people are when they open your email? Well, you should.

According to comScore,

  • 40% of mobile users (all phone types) used mobile email.
  • 78% of smartphone users use email on their phones--and more people are…
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Added by Mobile Gov on March 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mobile Gov Shifts + Prognostications

A quick video on trends in practices for agencies, shifts in agency aproaches and predictions about the Mobile Gov landscape from Gwynne Kostin, Director Mobile in GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Resources



Get your thinking "unstuck" and check out the resources to help you smartly deliver anytime, anywhere, any device mobile info and services  in your agency on the Mobile…

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Added by Mobile Gov on March 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Trends on Tuesdays: Teens



Hot of the press data on teens and communicating from Pew Internet and American Life Project.

How do teens communicate?

  • 63% use text to communicate with others every day
  • 39% make and receive voice calls on their mobile phones every…
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Added by Mobile Gov on March 20, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Wikithon Rap

Answering that age-old question, "What is a Wikithon?"

Who says government can't be fun? This past Wednesday, celebrating Leap Year, a score of people drank coffee, talked about data.gov and mobile, built and vastly improved pages like those about the  Open 311 standard,  …

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Added by Mobile Gov on March 2, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

NASA Visualization Explorer App

NASA released the Visualization Explorer App to allow users to receive weekly cutting edge stories and video about NASA's fleet of research spacecraft via tablet. Visualization Explorer is one of a number of mobile products that were implemented as part of NASA's…

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Added by Mobile Gov on March 1, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Trends on Tuesdays: App Attack!

Agencies can look at what people are currently doing on mobile to help with their own mobile services investment decisions. comScore released their 2012  Mobile Future in Focus Reportwith data on popular apps.…

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Added by Mobile Gov on February 29, 2012 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Leap Year Wikithon 2/29!

You can leap into citizen-facing mobile strategies and other topics at our “Leap Year” Wikithon on Wednesday, February 29th from 3-5 in D.C.!

Wikithons are gatherings of Mobile Gov professionals to create and develop content for the Mobile Gov Wiki and discuss various mobile practices. The wikithon theme this time will be DATA and we are looking for your articles…

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Added by Mobile Gov on February 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Trends on Tuesdays: Smartphones, Age & Income

According to Mashable and a new study by Nielsen:

Smartphone penetration among young people in the lowest income bracket is higher than it is among older people in the wealthiest bracket.

Among 18- to 24-year-olds, more than half of respondents who make less than $15,000 each year said they…

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Added by Mobile Gov on February 21, 2012 at 6:52pm — No Comments

QuitStart App: USA.gov Apps Gallery's 100th Entry!

QuitStart was created by the National Cancer Instituteto help people stop smoking. QuitStart provides help with tracking smoking cravings and moods and monitoring progress toward achieving smokefree milestones.

Quitstart is available for iOS devices and…

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Added by Mobile Gov on February 17, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Trends on Tuesday: Multi-Screen Views

Gone are the days of people sitting passively in front of their TVs. Today, people are interacting with what they are watching, using the devices in their pockets.

According to a Yahoo/Nielsen survey

86% of mobile Internet users (and 92% of 13-24s) are using their mobile devices simultaneously with TV. A quarter of them say they are browsing content related to what they are watching, presenting a compelling opportunity for content providers and advertisers alike to…
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Added by Mobile Gov on February 15, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

Mobile Gov Wikithon #4 Recap

The "Bring a Friend" Mobile Gov Wikithon held last week was an overwhelming success!

Attendees in Bethesda, MD, Washington, D.C. and those online discussed mHealth initiatives, consuensus mobile good practices and created content for the Mobile Gov Wiki.…

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Added by Mobile Gov on February 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Trends on Tuesday: App Economy

Apps development is becoming an economic force. According to a new study published by TechNet, an industry group, mobile app development is creating jobs.

The study found that there were about 466,000 jobs in…

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Added by Mobile Gov on February 8, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

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