Mobile Government

July 6, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Forget about the standard "iPhone vs. Android" debate-the U.S. government is pushing to make sure it meets mobile demand no matter what the platform. While HTML 5 looks like a promising solution for multiplatform needs, it might not solve the challenges for every federal agency.

August 23, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Know before you go: this free iPhone app from the U.S. State Department gives travelers easy access to official country information across the globe. Access travel alerts and warnings, maps, embassy locations and more in the click of a button. The Smart Traveler app allows you to create personal itineraries, add notes and organize your trips. It makes safety priority one for people headed overseas by including alerts and warnings; safety and security procedures; information on recent crimes; crime penalties; and entry and exit requirements.

July 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Researchers at the Communications Research Centre Canada have devised a method to run Joint Tactical Radio System Software Communications Architecture on smartphones. The result turns the devices into smart radios that support frequencies used by public safety organizations. (Image courtesy of Communications Research Centre Canada)

July 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 
The explosion of different devices is forcing agility in platform-agnostic applications.

July 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

 
The scramble is on to meet the needs of government staff  to use varied devices on the job.