Posts By Mobile Gov

Trends on Tuesday: Location Location Location

28% of cell owners use phones to get directions or recommendations based on their current location—that works out to 23% of all adults according to new research from Pew. The report goes on to talk specifically about smartphone users: Younger adults are more likely to use these [location] services, as are those in households makingRead… Read more »

FBI’s Child ID App

The FBI Child ID App gives parents a quick informational resource so they are prepared for the unfortunate instance where a child goes missing. The FBI states: The free FBI Child ID app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your child so that it’s literally right at hand ifRead… Read more »

Making Mobile Gov Highlights: Mobile Product Accessibility

There are over 350 participants in the Making Mobile Gov Dialogue and this week we wanted to highlight mobile product accessibility issues agencies grapple with like Section 508 compliance. When we searched the MMG Dialogue, here’s what we found: “No one is really talking about accessibility and Section 508 with Apps. PLEASE remember to developRead… Read more »

Mobile Resources & Prep for Hurricane Irene

Are you prepared for Hurricane Irene? Craig Fugate, Administrator at FEMA (on twitter @craigatfema), warns that Irene can have an impact well inland. He also advises people to use the mobile resources from FEMA and the National Hurricane Center. FEMA is working hard to get preparedness information out on all channels, including mobile. Tips toRead… Read more »

OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s new mobile product, the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, display a risk level to outdoor workers. The app, which is available on Andriod devices, pulls data from the National Weather Service forRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesdays: Smartphone Apps

According to research firm comScore Of special note A look at the top smartphone app categories revealed that Weather apps had the largest audience reaching 31 million smartphone owners, or 40.4% of the total U.S. smartphone audience. Social Networking apps closely followed with a smartphone audience of 29.4 million (38.2% reach). Read more at comScore.Read… Read more »

In Detail: NPS National Mall App

People visiting the National Mall can now carry a tour guide in the palm of their hand. Recently, the National Park Service released the “National Mall App” which allows users to take virtual tours, view maps, send postcarrds and get news updates on more than 70 sites on and around the National Mall. Two highlightsRead… Read more »

“Suggest an App” section added to Making Mobile Gov Dialogue

People interested in government mobile products like apps, mobile web and SMS continue to engage in the Making Mobile Gov Dialogue by suggesting, commenting on and voting for the best ideas. A few folks have suggested the federal government create specific mobile products. In response, the Making Mobile Gov team has created the “Suggest anRead… Read more »