October 23, 2014

Princeton University Art Museum Debuts First Mobile Web App

From the Announcement: The Princeton University Art Museum announces the debut of its first mobile web application, Princeton and the Gothic Revival, a multimedia exploration of Princeton’s Gothic Revival architecture—the campus’s defining visual language—through text, audio, and images. The mobile app is accessible from any iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device and is available here. […]

Wikipedia’s Official Mobile Apps Say So Long to Google Maps

By Charles Cooper: First it was Foursquare. And then Apple. Now, it’s Wikipedia’s turn to switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap. Wikipedia’s decision, announced in a blog post, is likely to raise more questions about the company’s decision to charge so-called high-volume users of its Maps APIs, which formerly were free. In March, Google started […]

Five U.S. Publishers Launch Digital Magazine Newsstand For Android

From a Blog Post/Media Release: Next Issue Media , a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers – Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., today announces the launch of its all-new tablet newsstand featuring the world’s top titles, designed specifically for Android tablets.” [Clip] Customers have unlimited access to as many […]

New iOS App from National Library of Medicine: Recovering Library Collections After a Flood

Released earlier this week by the National Library of Medicine. It’s available for free. From the iTunes App Store Web Page Covers basic steps for recovering collections after a water emergency in your library or cultural heritage institution. Material specific instructions are included as well as health and safety links and videos. Learn More/Download App

New iOS App: Consumers Take the Driver's Seat on Safety with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's SaferBus

From the FMCSA: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) [has] unveiled its SaferBus iPhone/iPad application – a first-of-its-kind app that gives bus riders a quick and free way to review a bus company’s safety record before buying a ticket or booking group travel. [Clip] SaferBus provides access to safety records […]

Mobile: GPO Adds New Features to Congressional Guide App

From the U.S. Government Printing Office: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has enhanced the features of the Mobile Member Guide, a mobile Web application (app) that GPO released in November 2011, which provides the public with quick, easy access to information on Members of the 112th Congress. The app’s new features include: Official biographical […]

Reference: Doing Business at a Glance 2012, iOS App from World Bank Group (Free)

From the iTunes App Store: Doing Business at a Glance 2012 lets you compare the rankings and indicators from Doing Business 2012 (DB2012) and Doing Business 2011 (DB2011), all without the need for an internet connection. The app presents rankings and quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights across 183 economies […]

Access GAO Reports and Legal Decisions via New App for iOS (Free)

From the Government Accountability Office (GAO): The free app – available to users of Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads – provides direct, simple mobile access to new reports, testimonies, videos, and podcasts. [Clip] The GAO app joins other GAO digital initiatives that include podcasts, online videos and report graphics, and a presence on […]

Reference: Compare Statistics With New United Nations CountryStats iOS App (Free)

Released late last week by the United Nations. UN CountryStats is a data visualization tool to compare key economic, social, environmental, trade, and area & population indicators for 216 countries and territories. Indicators, drawn from the United Nations’ unique and authoritative data set, can be viewed as complete country tables or visualized as bar graphs. […]

Milestones: 100 Mobile Apps Now Listed in U.S. Government Directory

A quick note to point out that the USA.gov directory of mobile apps (a resource we mention regularly on INFOdocket) has reached the 100 apps mark with the addition of the QuitStart iPhone app from the National Cancer Institute. The Apps.usa.gov directory contains iOS, Android, and Web apps. A Spanish language version of the directory […]