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U.S. Armed Forces App
Deployed forces can increase their knowledge of the language and culture in Iraq and Afghanistan with the click of a button, according to Vcom3D, the developer of the iPhone app Vcommunicator Mobile Language & Culture (LC). Select groups of soldiers have already started utilizing the app, which aims to help users communicate effectively during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and it has already been used by more than 700 members of the U.S. military. The app has also been deployed with forces helping relief efforts in Sudan.
From potholes that need filling to graffiti in the neighborhood, the new GORequest app for the iPhone makes it easy for users to tap into their city and report problems fast. Developed by Government Outreach, the app allows users to select an issue, snap a picture using the phone's camera and submit the problem to the local government with the click of a button. Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) built into the iPhone, the app can sense the user's location and find the correct authority to address the issue. If the GPS accuracy is not working properly, users can also type in an address.
Soldiers may not have time to utilize an iPhone app in the field, but the creator of an application called BulletFlight claims it could improve the accuracy of military snipers in training. Developed by Knight's Armament Company and available through Apple's iTunes App Store for $11.99, the app eliminates some of the math involved in long-distance target shooting and calculates the trajectory of a bullet's flight path to ensure users hit the target. It allows shooters to input wind speed, atmospheric conditions and distance for the intended target.
It happens to everyone. You carefully devise a password that only you can understand or remember, complete with random strings, mixed capitals and a smattering of numerals and special characters. But the catch is that you have a different version for every single site you log into. And with more and more sites asking you to log in, that's more and more passwords. Keeper attempts to get the madness under control with an app that stores and encrypts your passwords on your mobile device.
The U.S. Government's per diem rate determines how business expenses can be reimbursed for government employees and many other business travelers as well. But rates vary from city to city, and country to country, especially in metropolitan areas, and if you're anything like me, you have to look up the mileage reimbursement rate every single time you need it. The PerDiem app, which works with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, takes all that information and integrates it with the GPS/Location Services function of the device to make finding per diem-friendly establishments easier. It also includes a mileage calculator and an overall trip calculator.
Get your GovLoop fix on the go with its newly released iPhone app, which provides easy mobile access to a number of the community's features, including its job feed, several spotlighted blogs, an aggregated Twitter stream tracking mentions of Gov 2.0 related content, and its event calendar. Because the site's social networking engine, Ning, doesn't have app support, however, users can't log into their accounts or access their personalized content. GovLoop founder Steve Ressler wryly observes about lack of personalized access, "This is 1.0 awesomeness. This app is set up more to consume key government information on the run than control your GovLoop profile.
Federal News Radio--WFED 1500 AM in the Washington D.C. area-- broadcasts news of interest to federal government workers and employees of federal contractors, along with a healthy smattering of hometown sports. Its biggest drawback, if you're not within 20 miles of Washington D.C., is the station's beltway-bound signal, leaving commuters and interested listeners dependent on its webstream to this point. Last week, Federal News Radio unveiled its new iPhone application. Among its features: a live stream of the station, updates on news stories and blog postings, Mike Causey's daily column, and... hockey games.