Uncle Sam is jumping on the mobile bandwagon. According to data provided by mobile intelligence firm MightySignal, the U.S. government has significantly accelerated its dissemination of information via mobile apps over the past three years.
Now, there are 226 ways for you to learn what your government is doing via apps — and that’s just on Apple’s iOS platform.
Most of the apps fall into two categories: data/information, and history.
If you’re interested in Latent TB Infection: Diagnosis and Treatment Guide, there’s an app for that. There are also apps for noxious weeds detection, sexually transmitted disease information, tsunami alerts, and an app to “Save our Citrus.”
Oh, and there’s a “Most Wanted” app as well, with information directly from the FBI on the latest suspects for serious crimes.
On the history side, the government wants you to know about the U.S. Army, the White House, the National Mall, and the congressional record. Not to mention JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis.