Posts Tagged: apps

CityCamp Colorado Recap

The 2nd annual CityCamp Colorado was held on October 28, 2011, with about sixty participants from eighteen cities and counties around Colorado, several private IT sector leaders, members of academia, and the engaged public. (Cross posted from the Open Colorado website, Here’s a rundown of how the day went: Opening remarks from Tom Downey,Read… Read more »

OpenGov @NASA – FICM – Nov 10 – 2 pm EST

Please join us for the full Federal Intranet Content Managers (FICM) GoToMeeting on Nov 10 at 11 am PST. Dave Hebert will be the MC and Allison Soussi-Tanani will be our coordinator. Two of our FICM Steering Committee members will kick off the meeting with talks on “personas”. Our highlighted speaker this month is NickRead… Read more »

What questions do you have about open data, apps contests and sustainability?

*What questions do you have about open data, apps contests and sustainability?* Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency launched a contest to build “green apps” using its data. After months of preparation, development, publicity and engagement, the contest produced 38 apps: Last week, the winners of the contest were announced Tomorrow, I’ll be moderatingRead… Read more »

Mobile government can’t succeed without mobile government strategy.

White Horse recently released a report, “Mobile development Guidelines for Government Agencies,” that examines the mobile medium’s emerging role in delivery of government services. We believe that mobile has the potential to help government agencies keep the public informed, foster public engagement and ultimately improve the work of democracy. But in the rapidly changing realmRead… Read more »

Government Agency Mobile Applications Leave Room for Improvement

The White Horse Digital Futures Group’s exclusive report provides feedback for 30 citizen-focused government mobile applications, plus mobile development guidelines helpful for public or private organizations. “The number of smartphone users in the U.S. is approaching the 100 million user mark. Government bears a responsibility to ensure… (they) use available resources effectively and produce betterRead… Read more »

Chicago Apps Contest Round II: Community Apps that bring the civic awesomeness

Round II: Apps for Metro Chicago Community Round App contest produces more civic minded apps For those of you who may not have heard, Chicago is hosting an application contest using open data produced by the city, counties, and the state. The contest is three rounds each with a different focus. The first round winnerRead… Read more »

Interesting articles

Hey, I always like when blogs post links to interesting articles and comment on them. So, if it’s ok with yall, I’d like to do that here from time to time. Government apps: Learning from industry Government agencies have had mixed success in the mobile app arena. We asked three private sector app developersRead… Read more »

GovLoop Training: The Future of the Mobile Agency

Last Thursday (9/29), GovLoop and SAP hosted a training webinar on “The Future of the Mobile Agency”. During the training we discussed mobile apps developed by NIH and Salt Lake City and learned about how SAP is supporting it’s government partners in “going mobile”. Below please find key resources related to the training session: 1.Read… Read more »

Phone Tips & Tricks: Work. There’s an app for that!

The Phone Tips & Tricks series is supported by the Sprint Federal Employee Discount Program. To find awesome discounts visit the Sprint Federal Employee Discount resource center today. These days we are seeing folks not only using Blackberries, but smartphones like Droids, iPhones, etc. for their work phones. There are tons of mobile applications availableRead… Read more »

Android and Privacy Rights in a Digital World

The Internet and mobile technology have empowered people to share, express and engage opinions online, creating one of the most powerful environments to enhance democratic ideals. However, this same technology can and has been used by many regimes around the world to spy on, censor and suppress their people. The battle between these two competingRead… Read more »