The staff evaluates all suggested mobile apps based on the following:

  • The content of the app should be specific to a mobile device. The app should use government data or provide a government service.
  • The app should be relevant to a national audience. It should not be limited to a specific geographic location or event.
  • The app should be easy to use and easy to understand.
  • The app must be free.
  • The app must be up-to-date and accurate.
  • We will not list an app developed by a non-government source if a government sponsored version is available.
  • Platform - Currently we aggregate mobile-friendly sites and apps for Blackberry, iPhone, and Android. We will offer other platforms in the future.
  • Contact Information - Contact information for the person who maintains the app must be provided and verified. We need to be able to contact this person in the event of problems or questions.