November 19th, 2012
With the holiday season gearing up, the Delaware Fresh app has been updated with listings of Delaware farms that sell Delaware firs, spruces and pines. The app, a smartphone tool to help connect consumers with the freshest Delaware agricultural products, lists farms and farm markets with fall and winter produce as well as those selling Christmas trees.
Delaware Fresh is available for iPhones and Android phones and is listed in the apps.delaware.gov directory. It is one of a growing collection of smartphone apps and mobile-enhanced web sites available from Delaware.gov.
The updated farm market data is also available on the data.delaware.gov Open Data Portal, which includes links to a variety of open data sets published by Delaware’s state government.
November 16th, 2012
The folks at the Department of Transportation have unveiled an Android app, just in time for the first round of Holiday traffic for the season. The new app, available in the Google Play store and the Apple iPhone store, is also linked from apps.delaware.gov. It includes the latest news, events, traffic, and travel information.
The app gives users access to:
- Traffic camera views
- Advisories for accidents and other incidents on the roadways
- Travel delay information
- The latest average speeds
- Virtual Travel Times
- Lane restrictions and road closures
- Red Light Enforcement camera locations
- Roadway Weather information
The app will also let users listen to WTMC, DelDOT’s travel information radio station.
An iPhone version of the app will be available soon for download from the Apple Store.
It goes without saying, of course, that you won’t use this app while actually driving.
November 6th, 2012
The polls have closed and the staff at elections offices are overseeing the counting of the votes we cast today. This year, Delawareans on the go can track election results on their smartphones and tablets using a mobile-friendly Elections Results application found at de.gov/2012results.
The new application is built using HTML5 tools that make it easy to use on smartphones and tablets. The smartphone Election Results app reads the same data as the election results page on the web site of the Delaware Commissioner of Elections. It is also viewable on a standard web browser. Non-smartphone mobile users can check election results on a text-only mobile results page.
The smartphone Election Results app has been added to the collection of smartphone applications offered at apps.delaware.gov.
November 6th, 2012
Polling places in Delaware are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. today. Voting is at the very heart of our democracy; at delaware.gov, we strive to help the Commissioner of Elections make voting easier for all Delawareans.
The Voter Resources page is focused on tools that help voters find out where to vote and preview who is on their ballots:
The Elections web site also provides:
And, when the voting is done, a new smartphone-friendly Election Results application will keep voters up to date on the latest vote count in Delaware. The Election Results app is available at apps.delaware.gov or directly at de.gov/2012results.
October 25th, 2012
The Division of Professional Regulation has released a new mobile Professional License Search tool to allow Delawareans to review the license status of doctors, accountants, realtors, plumbers, cosmetologists, and many other professionals directly from their smartphones. The new search tool is a free mobile application that allows users to search Division of Professional Regulation records by name, license number, license type, or location.
The application is available on any mobile or desktop platform. It can be accessed at egov.delaware.gov/pls or at the State of Delaware mobile applications site, apps.delaware.gov.
The new app is a part of Delaware’s eGovernment initiative, which seeks to make it easier for Delawareans to interact with their government.
October 22nd, 2012
A new “topic” page has been added to the delaware.gov portal. The Voter Resources page offers a listing of links and services related to voting in Delaware.
With the general election only a few weeks away, the Voter Resources page presently features a search tool to determine which polling place is your polling place for this election, an on-line polling place map locator and a link to download a smartphone polling place map locator.
Other sections of the new topic page offer general voter information, information on absentee ballots, voter registration information, and links to Delaware’s elections offices.
October 4th, 2012
The Delaware Driver License Practice Test app is now available on the Windows Phone 7 platform, along with the Android and iPhone versions released last year. All three versions are found at apps.delaware.gov.
The practice test, produced as an eGovernment project for the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), is a free and convenient tool to prepare future drivers for the written test required to obtain a Delaware driver license. It has been praised by driving instructors and students and has proven popular as a learning tool for Delaware’s Spanish-speaking community.
DMV Director Jennifer Cohan points out that, while the app is designed to provide the necessary foundation for novice drivers to meet their new responsibilities, it is also useful as a refresher on the rules of the road for drivers in general.
“Mobile Applications are the next level in providing quality customer service to Delaware drivers,” Ms. Cohan adds. “It’s my expectation that the driver license practice test will be just the first of many DMV mobile apps.”
For those without access to mobile apps, an online version of the practice test can be accessed through the DMV’s website, www.dmv.de.gov.
October 1st, 2012
Delaware’s state agencies are moving into the world of smartphone apps and mobile-friendly web sites. The state is adding new eGovernment apps on a regular basis. It would be a shame to miss one just because you failed to stop by apps.delaware.gov one day when a new app came out.
You don’t have to miss out. The Delaware Government Information Center has created a simple, elegant e-mail list for eGov and smartphone app announcements. The Delaware_Apps list will offer information, when you need it, about new apps and eGov offerings from around the state government.
Signing up is simple and fast. The list will never spam you and your e-mal address will never be shared beyond the (virtual) four walls of the list. You have our word.
September 20th, 2012
The Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC) has released a new app (PDF) that allows citizens to report suspicious activities using their smartphones. The Anti-Terrorism Mobile FORCE 1-2 App, available from apps.delaware.gov, allows citizens to report a variety of details to authorities, including location and photographs.
The new app is a mobile version of the DIAC’s successful Force 1-2 anti-terrorism telephone and website-based reporting system, part of the DIAC’s effort to help protect the State by facilitating communication between state, local, and federal agencies.
The app was developed by Delaware Interactive, a Delaware subsidiary of NIC USA and a part of the Delaware eGovernment partnership set up to improve the connection between Delawareans and their government.