A new app from the Census Bureau uses the agency's data to suggest cities and towns that match the preferences of users.
Mobile medical apps need to be regulated because patient safety is at risk when they are used to diagnose or treat a disease, said Jeffrey Shuren, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health at a Nov. 19 House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee on health hearing.
The Forest Service has begun offering hundreds of digital maps of national forests for mobile devices through a free third-party app called Avenza PDF Maps.
The International Telecommunication Union will partner with the international healthcare company Bupa and the World Health Organization, to collaborate on a mobile health initiative to provide health information to fight non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cancer, a Nov. 12 ITU statement says.
The Defense Department will begin using its mobile device management system and mobile application store by the end of the year, said DoD Public Affairs Officer Lt Col Damien Pickart. Digital Management, Inc., the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor that won the contract June 27, will provide the department with initial operating capability no later than Dec. 31.
"For congress.gov, this content is constantly changing, and constantly being updated. And having something mobile friendly like that across all devices is just a better experience for all the users," said Jim Karamanis, director of web services at LOC.
A new app that the Federal Communications Commission plans to use to measure wireless broadband service is set to be unveiled Nov. 14.
An industry group has begun testing the short-from privacy notices envisioned in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's mobile app code of conduct, which was issued as a draft in July following a year-long multi-stakeholder process.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Oct. 23 it would extend the comment period for two proposals related to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
This summer, MITRE unveiled the Secure Virtual Mobile Platform, an open-source, thin-client security solution for smartphones and tablets. Behind SVMP lies a virtualized Android operating system--it looks just like a normal mobile operating system from a hand-held device but it can run on an agency's existing cloud or data center systems.