Mobile

Mobile Virtual Platforms – Possible sea change

(PingBack to original post on buzzfreezone.wordpress.com: http://wp.me/p1bJuJ-3b) There have been a few recent developments that have individually generated an aggregate reaction somewhat equivalent to “Meh” (although the specialty markets and analysts have been abuzz). However, taken together, I think they can form the platform basis for a Sea Change in mobile platforms. Of course, aRead… Read more »

‘Ning Everywhere’ Means More GovLoop for You

Ning, the social networking platform that power GovLoop and tens of thousands of other communities, is getting a big upgrade, and that means more ways to interact with friends and content from the government social network. In San Francisco on Tuesday night, Ning CEO Jason Rosenthal announced “Ning Everywhere,” a new API roll out thatRead… Read more »

Winning CityLife App Partner Cities Announced!

Crosspost: http://www.dotgov.com/blog As we approached the Beta release of our new mobile app CityLife, we called for volunteers. Ten lucky communities would receive free versions of CityLife to test for themselves — to experience the integration of a slick mobile platform with all the services and info of a municipal website — and to giveRead… Read more »

My thoughts on the BlackBerry Playbook

BlackBerry teased the world with its Playbook offering yesterday and the geek world exploded between hails of “the iPad Killer hath arrived” to “meh”. BlackBerry has made some interesting choices with the Playbook. My personal thought is that in the end, the design by committee approach won over the hard core fanatics within Blackberry. TheRead… Read more »

What is the CityLife Mobile App?

This is a crosspost of: http://www.dotgov.com/blog/ Connecting citizens to their local governments or communities can be tough. This is partly because people now expect to get their day-to-day information in a slick, quick format — from the Internet, and more recently, on their mobile devices. While most cities and towns provide websites to keep citizensRead… Read more »

Yes We Can (Compare Apples to Oranges)!

Six months ago — in internet-time, “the Late Pleistocene” back when Google Wave roamed the Earth — people were decrying the immature state of Gov 2.0. In mid-March, Matt Rosenberg wrote an article for Social Capital Review responding to a post by Mark Drapeau that called for apps based on government data that had actualRead… Read more »

[email protected]

I am new to govloop and excited about the possibilities for cross-pollination here. One initiative that I want to alert other gov technologists to is [email protected] This effort is sponsored by the Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy. eDiplomacy exists to help wed technology innovations with U.S. diplomatic efforts. One of the ways we areRead… Read more »

FaceBook Offers Law Enforcement Huge Communication Opportunity!

Facebook continues to morph into the most massive social networking site known to man. As of a few days ago according to Facebook Statistics there are now over 500 million user accounts on this social networking monster. The amount of people on this site and the time people are participating (700 billion minutes monthly) onRead… Read more »

Mobile Journalism: Information Flung Far & Wide

The third installment in my series on how mobility and the Internet are up-ending traditional commercial models focuses on journalism. (see earlier posts on Online Education and Mobile Banking) Here, we track affordable mobile telephony that informs citizenry in sparsely populated, under-educated, and under-developed communities worldwide, in lieu of print news; and video-enabled community volunteersRead… Read more »