Posts Tagged: mobilegov

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 »

Leap Year Wikithon 2/29!

You can leap into citizen-facing mobile strategies and other topics at our “Leap Year” Wikithon on Wednesday, February 29th from 3-5 in D.C.! Wikithons are gatherings of Mobile Gov professionals to create and develop content for the Mobile Gov Wiki and discuss various mobile practices. The wikithon theme this time will be DATA and weRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesdays: Smartphones, Age & Income

According to Mashable and a new study by Nielsen: Smartphone penetration among young people in the lowest income bracket is higher than it is among older people in the wealthiest bracket. Among 18- to 24-year-olds, more than half of respondents who make less than $15,000 each year said they own a smartphone….Making less than $15,000Read… Read more »

QuitStart App: Apps Gallery’s 100th Entry!

QuitStart was created by the National Cancer Instituteto help people stop smoking. QuitStart provides help with tracking smoking cravings and moods and monitoring progress toward achieving smokefree milestones. Quitstart is available for iOS devices and NCI describes it as: QuitSTART is a free smartphone app that can help you track your cravings and moods, monitorRead… Read more »

Mobile Gov Wikithon #4 Recap

The “Bring a Friend” Mobile Gov Wikithon held last week was an overwhelming success! Attendees in Bethesda, MD, Washington, D.C. and those online discussed mHealth initiatives, consuensus mobile good practices and created content for the Mobile Gov Wiki. You can see everything that was done during the Wikithon at this link. Thanks for the attendeesRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: App Economy

Apps development is becoming an economic force. According to a new study published by TechNet, an industry group, mobile app development is creating jobs. The study found that there were about 466,000 jobs in the “App Economy” in the United States, up from zero in 2007. Top U.S. Metro Areas With Highest Percentage of AppRead… Read more »


The Department of Education’s Information Resource Center mobilized their Frequently Asked Questions pageto give online visitors a consistent and optimized self-service experience across multiple platforms. Users now get access to hundreds of frequently asked questions related to education from any device (PC, table, smartphone, etc) from the site that serves as the central entry pointRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: Phone a Friend

More than half of adult cellphone owners used their phones in stores this holiday season while deciding what to buy, according to new research released by Pew Internet. They called friends for advice, looked up product reviews and even comparison shopped–sometimes skipping the in-store purchase and buying online. While these purchasing trends are not exactlyRead… Read more »

“Bring a Friend” Mobile Gov Wikithon!

Bring one, bring all! Bring a colleague to our “Bring a Friend” Wikithon next week on Tues., Jan 31, 2010. We will be holding this wikithon in two locations–D.C. and Maryland! Wikithons are gatherings of Mobile Gov professionals to create and develop content for the Mobile Gov Wiki. All attendees who bring friends will receiveRead… Read more »