President Obama Favors Use Of Mobile Apps In The Government

Author: Dan Reyes
Published: May 25, 2012 at 8:41 am

Mobile apps seem to be the future of transacting business in the private and public sector of our society. In fact, the mobile apps business is so huge and popular that it even caught the attention of U.S. President Barack Obama.

According to a recent report, President Obama issued a new memo called "Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People," that requires government agencies to make at least two services, which are used by the public, available on mobile devices within 12 months.

Furthermore, government agencies are also required to provide online resources for third party developers, and make their data open and machine-readable by default. Obama also requires government agencies to create a page on their websites within 90 days and publicly report on progress in meeting these new requirements.

In a statement, President Obama said, "For far too long, the American people have been forced to navigate a labyrinth of information accross different government programs in order to find the services they need. Americans deserve a government that works for them anytime, anywhere, and on any device."

President Obama also wants to optimize the use of smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices in the government by stating that there will be more people in the United States accessing the web through mobile phones than through desktop computers.

Now who can dare say that the President of the United States is not a tech-savvy person and not a fan of technology?


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