May 9, 2021

Federal Government: USA.gov Directory of Mobile Apps Has Two New Additions

The two new apps are only available for iPad users.

Like all of the other apps in the directory they’re free to download and use.

1. Science360 for iPad from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

Features:

– Spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions available in high resolution for download to your iPad
– Fun and engaging streaming video (WiFi or 3G connection required) on a wide range of topics
– Hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly
– Share images and videos on Facebook and Twitter or via email
– Keep abreast of breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen with the in-app news feed
– Pan through content in the unique 360 view or find content via keyword with a simple two finger touch
– With a single touch, save favorite images and video within the app so that they can easily be found again

Direct to iTunes App Store to Download Science360

2. “Set In Style” From the Smithsonian Institution

Since its opening on the Place Vendôme in Paris in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has played a leading role in style and design innovation. Its timeless pieces have been worn by style icons including the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. This exhibition will explore the historical significance of the firm’s contributions to jewelry design in the 20th century, including the establishment of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York with the advent of World War II.

This iPad application showcases 65 of the 350 works on view at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York including jewels, timepieces, fashion accessories and objects d’art by Van Cleef & Arpels, many of which were created exclusively for the American market.   Use the application to browse, share with friends and connect with the exhibition, which will examine the work through the lenses of innovation, transformation, nature as inspiration, exoticism, fashion and personalities.

Direct to iTunes App Store to Download “Set In Style”

See Also: From Sea to Stress: USA.gov Adds Six Federal Government Mobile Apps (July 13, 2011)
New apps including several to help users relax. That’s right, U.S. Federal Government apps to help users simply chill. How timely.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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