Posts Tagged: mobilegov

Trends on Tuesday: Who’s Got a Tablet?

New mobile form factor, tablets, surged over the holidays. According to Pew Internet and American Life project, The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers, which also jumped fromRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: Adieu Feature Phone?

The annual gadget juggernaut, the Consumer Electronics Show, wound down last week. Missing from the aisles of shiny new toys? Feature phones. In years past, handset makers such as LG, Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung would have unveiled dozens of “regular” cell phones. Not so. In fact, there were hardly any feature phones announced at CESRead… Read more »

Library of Congress – Virtual Tour App

The Library of Congress – Virtual Tour Appallows users to get a tour of the Library of Congress at anytime and from anywhere. The app, available for the iPhone, gives users access to hundreds of pictures of the Library including pictures of the main reading room or its collection on important documents which founded theRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: More on Top Apps

Mobile web versus mobile apps? Well, apps continue to be a strong category. But what are people doing on their apps? According to Nielsen’s State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report, it’s GAMES! Followed by social networking, music and navigation. The study also found that people like free apps. Fifty-one percent said that they don’tRead… Read more »

GPO’s Mobile Member Guide

The U.S. Government Printing Office developed the Member Guide mobile websiteto provide contact and other information about the 112th Congress for users on the go. The mobile website allows users to browse via state, political party, chamber or last name. According to the U.S. Government Printing Office: The Mobile Member Guide app is the GuideRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: Over 1 Billion Served

This holiday season saw another mobile milestone reached. A record 1.2 billion apps were downloaded by iPhone and Android owners last week. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, 20 million iOS and Android devices were activated between December 25th and December 31, 2011. A record-breaking 6.8 million iOS and Android devices were activated on ChristmasRead… Read more »

Breathe2Relax App

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology develops technologies to support psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military community. They developed the Breathe2Relax appto help with mood control, anger and stabilization. The Breathe2Relax app, available on the iOS and Android, helps users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. According toRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: Mobile Year in Review

Checking in at the end of the year with Mobile Future and their fast paced mobile year in review. A Few Highlights 8 trillion texts sent this year 103 million wireless tweets posted each day 1 billion Foursquare check-ins over the year 26 photos posted on Instagram every second Here to Help Mobile is happeningRead… Read more »

Ho! Ho! Ho! The NORAD Santa App

To reach people interested in tracking Santa Claus on their mobile device, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) expanded their holiday tradition this year by creating the NORAD Santa App. This app allows users to track Santa’s progress during Christmas Eve as he makes his way delivering presents around the world. This app, availableRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: 20 Million Scanned QR Codes

According to Internet marketing research company comScore, 20.1 million mobile phone owners in the U.S. used their device to scan a QR code in October. More from comScore. QR codes are two-dimensional codes that are scanned with a smartphone, connecting individuals to additional online content or information. More on QR codes in the Mobile GovRead… Read more »