Did you see the Apps.gov portal? Your Reax, please.

I came across this InformationWeek.com article titled “Government Plans Mobile Apps Store”
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like ‘store’ that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.

I got curious when I read the article and immediately went looking for the Apps.gov portal. Not sure what to make of it:

The concept and idea are quite impressive and I think it will help revolutionize the way citizens participate in the Governance process, especially in the age of exploding mobile computing devices and smartphones. I’d like to know what you all think about this innovative idea/development.


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Doug Ward

It is a good idea, but there hasn’t been a lot of guidance regarding how agencies can actually incorporate the listed applications. Most gov’t apps are required to go through a C&A process, but there is little info regarding whether these apps have been C&A’d or not. Anybody have any comment regarding this issue?

Doug Ward