Enterprise Mobility: Smartphone Apps for U.S. Government Agencies Explode

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-07-08 Print this article Print
Smartphone Apps for U.S. Government Agencies Explode

Smartphone Apps for U.S. Government Agencies Explode

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Whether the Apple iPhone, Google Android, BlackBerry or other smartphone platform, it's increasingly becoming all about the third-party apps. With that in mind, it was only a matter of time before the U.S. government got into the game with a selection of apps that allow smartphone users to access its services while on the move. Accessible through a dedicated Website (apps.usa.gov), the following mobile apps offer a variety of useful tools, from finding the nearest post office to figuring out the UV index in your home city. Most are available as mobile Websites, but the government has also been using your tax dollars to build apps for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, as well.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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