Apps & App Development

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GSA highlights Spanish-language apps

Spanish-speakers, particularly Hispanic millennials, have some of the highest mobile adoption rates in the country – a fact that makes multilingual mobile content all the more important.

mHealth apps need better security and privacy controls to gain wider usage, new paper says

Information security and privacy concerns are likely impeding the widespread use of thousands of mobile health applications since an overwhelming majority require access to sensitive personal data.

Agency mobility leads call for streamlined commercial app vetting

"As an agency, there's no way I can wade through hundreds of thousands of applications and there needs to be some risk management that industry comes up with," said Walter Bigalow, chief of IT services management at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Federal lab develops mobile version of biodetection tech product guide

A federal research lab has developed a mobile version of a product guide to help first responders make better decisions when acquiring commercially available, hand-portable biodetection technologies.

New mobile app will help people learn about EMF health risks

As wireless technologies become more prevalent such as during the expansion of a country's mobile network infrastructure, there has been a growing concern about the possible health risks from EMF, including the use of mobile phones and living near base stations.

FTC warns Chinese mobile app developer it might be violating children's online privacy

BabyBus Network Technology's mobile apps are collecting geolocation information from children that might be in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

New mobile app provides info on wait times, open-lane status at US ports of entry

With the new Customs and Border Protection app, users can locate the three closest ports of entry to them and then determine the best route to where they want to cross.

T-Mobile agrees to $90M settlement over federal mobile cramming allegations

Federal officials alleged that the company charged customers millions of dollars for third-party subscriptions or services such as horoscopes, love tips and celebrity gossip that they never ordered or authorized. 

Iowa government to adopt mobile-based driver's license

In 2015, the Iowa Department of Transportation will allow residents to use a mobile-based digital driver's license as an official driver's license. Rather than using a physical identification card, Iowa law enforcement plan to accept a smartphone app during traffic stops.

Google to pay customers refunds after FTC OKs order alleging unfair billing practices

Google will start contacting customers, whose children made unauthorized in-app purchases on Android devices, about potential refunds after federal regulators last week approved a final order regarding unfair billing practices.