Posts Tagged: apps

Government, Go Mobile in 2012. Do It Right 3

By Andreas Muno In last week’s post, we discussed how enterprise mobility increases employee productivity and how IT departments can provide better data protection and properly monitor the use of mobile devices for work. This week we have a look at Public Security and Field Services This is the classic area for mobile applications inRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesdays: App Attack!

Agencies can look at what people are currently doing on mobile to help with their own mobile services investment decisions. comScore released their 2012 Mobile Future in Focus Reportwith data on popular apps. A few ideas to take away. People like to be entertained. On both platforms games and video watching are popular. People areRead… Read more »

Don’t Mess with My Outlook!

People hate change – it’s hard-wired into our lizard brains. Change is unpredictable, potentially life threatening. Which explains why you’re afraid to try Google Apps. You’ve spent years getting to know Outlook. GMail might kill you! Okay, so the whole life preservation thing may be a little out of proportion. But still, you like Outlook?Read… Read more »

Great Android Apps – Raindar : Android Market Place App

This just in from Sprint Solutions Engineer Justin Davis…. Download This App Today: Raindar : Android Market Place App It’s in the Android Marketplace and is probably the BEST weather application. It’s very simple and shows a GPS map with LIVE dopler streaming. This is a GREAT app plus it’s free. Description: Going somewhereRead… Read more »

Apps – An “Aha!” or the New Four Letter Word?

With over half a million apps in iTunes, over 1 billion app downloads in Blackberry App World, & Amazon’s Appstore up and running, it’s hard to ignore the impact they’ve had on consumers. From Angry Birds and Uno to Handy Level and baby name generators, the app world has lit up countless mobile devices withRead… Read more »

Why is Finding a Post Box so Hard?

Sometimes it is the small things that show how government just gets it all so wrong. Last Thursday The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac has a little bit on the US Post Office and its declining fortunes as people move away from mail. There is no doubt that the post offices days are numbered, but thatRead… Read more »

Only 18% of Software Apps Pass Security Tests

Over the past 18 months, almost 10,000 software applications from the government and private sector were submitted to Veracode’s online security testing platform for independent security auditing and 8 out of 10 failed to achieve an acceptable level of security on their first try. Veracode reached this conclusion by automatically checking submitted apps for overRead… Read more »

NPS National Mall – iPhone App Review

Read my review of the National Park Service – National Mall iPhone app. #Gov20 #opengov #MobileGov Summary: The National Park Service launched their official mobile (iPhone iOS) app in August 2011. It is available free from the Apple iTunes App Store as a 13.9 MB download. I’m reviewing the latest, 1.0.2 version which isRead… Read more »

Lessons from the EPA Apps for the Environment Forum: How Can We Build Innovation Through Partnerships?

This afternoon I attended the Apps for the Environment Forum, hosted by the EPA in Rosslyn. The forum honored the winners of the recent Apps for the Environment Challenge, hosted a variety of speakers from the EPA and executive office, and offered breakout sessions on how to use the Internet and open data space betterRead… Read more »