Mobile Apps


Mobile Apps

Weekly Roundup: Week of April 18 - 22, 2016

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 - 11:40
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:36
John Kamensky Quadrennial Reviews at Homeland Security.  The Government Accountability Office reports that the Department of Homeland Security recently undertook its second-ever quadrennial review of its potential threats, opportunities, and potential consequences.  However it concludes that improved Risk Analysis and Stakeholder Consultations could enhance future reviews.

Government on the Go

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 - 7:51
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:42
Blog Co-Author:  Susan Wedge In 2012, President Obama’s digital government plan ordered federal agencies to create at least two mobile apps.  A lot has happened since then, and at all levels of government.

Using Mobile Apps in Government

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 - 7:48
Apps are increasingly becoming an essential tool for how citizens interact with their government. Government-created or supported mobile apps offer a wide range of opportunities for delivering services, such as finding parking spaces and paying for them, as well as engaging citizens in co-producing services, such as reporting potholes and damaged streetlights. Creative ways of using mobile apps for government continue to multiply, as can be seen through the many examples described in this report.

Yes We Can . . . Compare Apples to Oranges

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 - 16:43
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 16:20
One of the criticisms of the current state of the federal government's open data feeds is that they have yet to produce much measurable change in people's daily lives.  The cartoon below makes that point, as does Matt Rosenberg's 3/17/2010 post, "Mark Drapeau: Gov 2.0 Apps Need Staying Power" in Social Capital Review.  The problem isn't lack of data.  What is missing is two components: First, visualizations of the data that incorporate all t

A City App I’d Pay For (But May Not Have to)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - 13:26
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 11:56
Like many other gov/tech enthusiasts, I’ve found this cartoon deeply relevant: