Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Government's App Initiative

The President Wants More Mobile Apps!

Do you want to find government information with the click of a 'button?'  The new presidential initiative is to provide more mobile apps for users, hopefully making goverment information more accessible.

"President Barack Obama has ordered all government agencies to offer more of their services in the form of mobile apps.
A new memo called “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” requires each agency to make at least two services, used by the public, available on mobile devices within 12 months.

“For far too long, the American people have been forced to navigate a labyrinth of information across different government programs in order to find the services they need,” says the memo.

“Americans deserve a government that works for them anytime, anywhere, and on any device,” Obama said in a statement."

Read more about it at Mashable here: http://on.mash.to/Kd7w3G

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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