Posts Tagged: mobilegov

Trends on Tuesday: What Apps do People Download?

Another great mobile study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project focusing on apps. For today’s Trends post, we are looking at what types of apps people download. Apps serve many functions, from communication to information gathering, productivity and entertainment. The current survey asked app downloaders if they had ever downloaded apps for anyRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: Mobile Users Engaged and On the Go

New data from comScore shows that not only are people checking their social networks (like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) from their phones, but they are actively engaging. In addition to reading posts, people are using their phones to add their own updates, post links and follow links to other content. Mobile Social Networking Activities 3Read… Read more »

Small Business Administration and Department of Labor Mobile Challenges

One way government can produce mobile products is through contests like those on We wanted to highlight two agency mobile challenges: First, the Small Business Administration launched the Apps for Entrepreneurs challenge this week. The SBA wants better tools for entrepreneurs and small businesses to navigate the Federal government’s programs, services, and procurement opportunities.Read… Read more »

US Army News & Information App

.The U.S. Army’s News & Information App allows users to access news and information regarding the U.S. Army including news articles from and facts about the U.S. Army. In addition to news and information, users also have access to thousands of images from Army Flickr, Soldier Magazine Issues, Podcasts, games and much more. TheRead… Read more »

Trends On Tuesday: Most Internet Access Via Mobile by 2015

New predictions released by International Data Corporation (IDC). By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as media tablet sales explode, the number of mobile Internet users will grow by a compound annual growthRead… Read more »

Trends on Tuesday: Location Location Location

28% of cell owners use phones to get directions or recommendations based on their current location—that works out to 23% of all adults according to new research from Pew. The report goes on to talk specifically about smartphone users: Younger adults are more likely to use these [location] services, as are those in households makingRead… Read more »

FBI’s Child ID App

The FBI Child ID App gives parents a quick informational resource so they are prepared for the unfortunate instance where a child goes missing. The FBI states: The free FBI Child ID app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your child so that it’s literally right at hand ifRead… Read more »

Making Mobile Gov Highlights: Mobile Product Accessibility

There are over 350 participants in the Making Mobile Gov Dialogue and this week we wanted to highlight mobile product accessibility issues agencies grapple with like Section 508 compliance. When we searched the MMG Dialogue, here’s what we found: “No one is really talking about accessibility and Section 508 with Apps. PLEASE remember to developRead… Read more »

Mobile Resources & Prep for Hurricane Irene

Are you prepared for Hurricane Irene? Craig Fugate, Administrator at FEMA (on twitter @craigatfema), warns that Irene can have an impact well inland. He also advises people to use the mobile resources from FEMA and the National Hurricane Center. FEMA is working hard to get preparedness information out on all channels, including mobile. Tips toRead… Read more »