Top 10 Public Sector Windows Phone Apps

Joel Reyes (Charlotte, NC) —

Everyone always asks me, what are the most popular Windows Phone 7 apps? Below, I’ve compiled the Top 10 phones apps with relevance to the public sector (government, citizenship, education, health), ranked by highest number of downloads. They include functionality like mobile access to your health data, improving spelling skills in toddlers, and a handy but simple app that allows you to display ZIP codes on maps. Enjoy!

Joel Reyes is a senior developer evangelist for Microsoft public sector. Follow him on Twitter at @joelcitizen. This list was originally published here.

1 image HealthVault for Windows Phone provides mobile access to the health information in your HealthVault account. Use it to track and manage chronic conditions, enter health data on the fly, and keep family emergency information handy—all on the go!
2 image Woman Calendar’s features: Easy to use, Themes available, Daily Horoscope, Future period dates, ovulation and fertile days calculation, Adjustable period length used for predictions, Enter notes, track temperature and weight, Discreet name and Tile icon, Statistics
3 image Explore the arrangement of names on the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Listen to remembrances of those who were lost, spoken by family and friends. Locate sponsored cobblestones on the Memorial plaza. This is an official app of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
4 image US Citizenship Test. There are 100 questions that are from the same questions that the State Department uses to test new immigrants. Test yourself, your friends and family! The application’s objective is to help you practice for the civics part of the US citizenship test or to simply see if you know enough about the United States to be qualified as a citizen.
5 image Academic Search WP7 client is a free academic search application based on new technologies from Microsoft Research. It gives users access to more than 36 million publications on multiple academic domains.
6 image Sleep Music: 81 + Sleep Music Sounds, Sleep Timer, Unlimited Number of Sleep Music to mix, Sound Control, Build a Favorite list of custom mixes.
7 image Preschool Spell: This app can help your child improve his/her spelling. It does that by announcing a word and then showing the letters that make it. As your child touches the letters and spells the word correctly, the word begins to form at the top.
8 image This Online Education is a video reference of academic subjects to enhance your learning. Now with HD video player. *Keep track of your favorite Videos for instant access. *Rate the subjects for other people to see. *Keep track of what you watched using History Page.
9 image Baby Sign Language is a set of simple arm and hand movements that are developmentally appropriate for pre-verbal children to use to communicate their needs. This application was created using content from with express permission.
10 image Zip Code Lookup. This app provides the ability to lookup US zip codes and return the City, State and Area code of the zip code. It also has the option to find the users current zip code and display it on the map.

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