‘Tis the Valentine’s Day season, and I’m feeling the gov love – and gov seems to be feeling it, too. Lately, there have been a great number of efforts by the government to make citizens’ lives easier. These programs and initiatives push the boundaries of what government is generally seen to do for its people… Read more »
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Use this checklist of email design best practices to deliver messages that are not only tailored to your audience, but also look professional, function properly, and capture the attention of increasingly-busy and multi-device-connected constituents to invite opens, attract clicks, and inspire action.
By Cathy Thomas Stop with the task-based approach Have you ever been approached by a client who wants a mobile app but does not have specific requirements, just general goals? That can be a daunting challenge. With mobile apps, ideally there should be opportunities for user interaction and touch gesture feedback beyond simply navigating around… Read more »
Imagine a world in which you’re driving to work one day and get rear-ended. It’s completely the other person’s fault. You both pull over and you quickly get out your phone. You navigate to an online form, fill in your information, tag your GPS location, snap a picture of the damage, and hit submit. The… Read more »
How smart and savvy is your government agency on social media? Has it staked out a strong social presence in cyberspace, or is it more like a meandering dinosaur in Jurassic times? It should be evident by now that all public sector agencies need to strategically leverage social media in the 21st century Digital Age… Read more »
By Pete Wilson, ICF International I am a mobile guy. I spend a good deal of my time traveling from one place to the next to meet with clients and teams, and I rely heavily on my mobile devices. That’s right. I said devices because I use a variety of tools to perform different kinds… Read more »
Mobile phones have become the norm for people to connect with each other, restaurants, events and social media. Companies are making it easy to shop, pay bills and listen to music online. Yet some local governments have a tendency to keep things the way they’ve always been.
Philadelphia is the fifth largest US city with a population of 1.5 million. The City sought a better way to serve and connect with its diverse community, and to empower its residents to participate in improving their quality of life. The City partnered with PublicStuff to supplement its 311 call center with an interactive mobile… Read more »
Most playgrounds have some equipment in common: swings, monkey bars, a teeter-totter. I loved teeter-tottering, and every time I’d fly up to the sky, adrenaline would build until I’d fall back to the ground. And reaching that balance point with my teeter-totter partner was the biggest challenge. Finding balance is an important life skill, and… Read more »
Esri and GovLoop recently hosted a meetup showcasing how GIS solutions can make it easier than ever before to create online mapping applications. Featured at the event was a case study from Global Forest Watch, which is “a new dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system, designed to empower people everywhere to better manage forests…. Read more »