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GSA website now offers 100 federal apps
Thursday - 2/23/2012, 9:16am EST
Apps.usa.gov offers citizen-facing apps for use on an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry. All apps are free to download and use.
The 100th app added is a smoking cessation app from the National Cancer Institute. The app helps users track cravings, moods, progress toward milestones and smoking triggers, said Jacob Parcell, GSA's manager of mobile programs, The Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
"There's something for everybody," he said.
Some of the most popular apps are:
- Science360 for iPad, an app from the National Science Foundation that provides images and video of breaking news of scientific discoveries.
- My TSA, an app from the Transportation Security Administration that provides information on what you can bring into the airport and the real-time operating status for U.S. Airports.
- USPS tools, an app that allows you to track packages and find post offices, "very helpful on a Saturday when you're looking for a last drop," Parcell said.
When developing a mobile strategy, agencies should consider three things, Parcell said: their mission, their audience and the technology.
GSA does not develop the apps but does encourage agencies and the private sector to look to information on Data.gov, Parcell said. Someone who knows about a federal app not on the list should go to Apps.usa.gov and tell GSA about it, he said.