December 17, 2017

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 […]

Recently Launched iOS App: United Nations News Reader from the UN News Centre

This app is free to download and use. From the iTunes App Store Description: The UN News Reader is a free mobile news application for quick and easy access to all stories from the UN News Centre. With a simple, user-friendly interface, you can read up-to-the-minute latest stories or browse by subject and geographic region. […]

New App: Columbia Granger's Poem of the Day (Free)

A new iOS and Android app for all poetry lovers from the Columbia University Press. The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry is a leading web and print resource for anyone with an interest in the world of poetry. The Granger’s World of Poetry app delivers the Granger’s Poem of the Day and Daily Trivia Question, […]

LOCPix: New iOS App Provides Access to Digitized Photos from the Library of Congress

From the Description (via Programmable Web): LOCPix allows searching and viewing of the digitized photo collections from the Library of Congress. Browse collections or search the vast archive for interesting historical photographs and poster artwork. Hundreds of thousands of images are available, many in high resolution. The app costs $.99. and comes from Say Goodnight […]

WestlawNext iPad App Adds New Collaboration Capabilities

From Thomson Reuters: The WestlawNext iPad app now features enhanced folder sharing capabilities. Users can save their research results, including notes and KeyCite® warning flags, in folders that can be instantly shared with others. For instance, an attorney or researcher in an office can share research with an attorney in a court setting or collaborate […]

Let's Fly! FAA Launches Mobile Web App

From Apps.gov: FAA Mobile works on a number of devices. Users can look up airport status and delays, read aviation news and the FAA’s Flight Standards District Office “lookup” allows users to opt into location services to determine the office closest to their location. In all, FAA Mobile allows the user to: Look up U.S. airport status […]

The British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App Wins Publishing Innovation Award

From the Announcement: At the opening of the Digital Book World Conference in New York City yesterday, the British Library, together with technology partner, BiblioLabs, LLC, was awarded the prestigious Publishing Innovation Award (PIA) for their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection iPad App. The App, released in August last year to rave reviews from […]

Just Released: Library of Congress Offers Congressional Record As iPad App

From LC: The Library of Congress, at the initiative of House Leadership and under the guidance of the Committee on House Administration, today announced it has made the Congressional Record available as an app to users of iPad tablet devices. The Congressional Record delivered through the app is a PDF document that can be shared […]