Posts Tagged: apps

Mobile apps, online shopping and, um, government marketing?

I went to What’s Next DC today, a very cool online marketing conference (featuring GovLoop’s own Steve Ressler) and I was struck by the simplistic analysis that many of the presenters offered of “what’s working” in marketing. For instance, one presenter went on and on AND ON about how awesome and remarkable Best Buy isRead… Read more »

Learning to relax about (new) apps and (old) government brands

You’ll have noticed the drift towards freeing up the information of the UK’s Foreign Office for others to use – the feeds, the API, the social media, and so on. Getting our travel advice especially into the sites, widgets, pages, applications that others are using is hugely important. We have to take this stuff toRead… 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 »

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 »

New Gov 2.0 Radio: Mark Headd – Engaging App Developers with Gov’t Data

A discussion with Mark Headd, an app developer and former govie, about civic apps. Mark Headd explains Open311 and accessing government services and lowering costs using Twitter, and gives ideas on how to engage developers around government civic apps contests. Listen to internet radio with Gov20Radio on Blog Talk Radio

A Primer on Local Government Mobile Apps

If you take a look at current television commercials or tech blogs, you’ll quickly find a great deal of attention focused on smartphones and the mobile applications (apps for short) that are built on top of them. While traditionally focused on the Blackberry-dominated business user niche, smartphones made the shift to the mainstream after Apple’sRead… Read more »

Let’s Move! To Build Apps for Healthy Kids!

A big THANK YOU to the awesome GovLoop guys for highlighting our Apps for Healthy Kids competition as the project of the week. It was a great effort to create the competition with the First Lady’s Let’s Move! team, OSTP and our nutrition experts at USDA’s Center for Nutrition and Policy Promotion. The competition isRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Roundup (March 12 Edition)

The State Department visualizes data, the FBI has an app for that, the First Lady offers prizes to get kids moving, and the Department of Homeland Security sniffs out a unique mobile application, all in this week’s version of the Rock Creek Roundup. –Earlier this week, the State Department, in conjunction with the University ofRead… Read more »