Apps & App Development

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APIs are king, says ODNI official

Application programming interfaces aren't the only the thing agencies should be focused on with mobility efforts, but they should be a core part of the approach, says Pamela Wise-Martinez, senior strategic enterprise architect at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

mHealth reimbursement, app regulation need attention, says Brookings director

Mobile healthcare has come a long way in recent years, with more than 40 thousand mobile health applications on the market and 247 million downloads, but several policy challenges threaten mHealth innovation, says Darrell West, vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution's center for technology innovation.

Senators aim to preempt FDA regulation of mobile apps

A recently introduced Senate bill would limit the Food and Drug Administration's ability to regulate mobile applications used in medical settings.

Government action can aid small business mobile innovation

Small businesses that rely on mobile technology face a variety of challenges, said a panel speaking before the House Small Business Committee. Access to wireless services is one concern for those in rural areas,  said  Brian Marshall, owner of Marshall Farms in Maysville, Mo., during the Feb. 11 hearing.

Mobile industry focuses on appeal of distracted-driving technology

Use of anti-distracted-driving technology will only increase if it appeals to drivers for reasons other than safety, industry representatives and safety advocates said during a Feb. 6 summit in Washington, D.C.

Agencies lean on mobile, social to collect info

Under a planned sole-source award, the FBI will buy 12 kits from Cellebrite USA, Inc., to obtain call histories, text messages, pictures, videos, passwords, location data and more – including deleted data – from Apple, Android, Blackberry and Microsoft devices.

NSA developed way to collect data from apps like Angry Birds

The National Security Agency developed a way to spy on people through smartphone apps such as the game Angry Birds that transmit users' information across the internet, a Jan. 28 report from  The Guardian  says.

DoD's MDM, app store to support 100,000 users by September

The Defense Department will begin rolling out its mobile device management system and mobile application store for unclassified users Jan. 31, with plans to support up to 100,000 users by the end of fiscal 2014, says the Defense Information Systems Agency.

First ever charges of mobile app piracy filed

For the first time, the Justice Department has filed charges for piracy of mobile applications.

Repurposing code through the DHS mobile car wash

The Homeland Security Department's "mobile car wash," a tool for vetting the security, accessibility and usability of mobile apps, can also be used to share code, said Keith Trippie, executive director, enterprise systems development at the Homeland Security Department. Trippie spoke Dec. 9 at an event in Washington, D.C.