Top Canadian and US Government Mobile Apps

By Donald Kim
9 Nov '16

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Government organizations typically follow a rigorous Source Selection Process before choosing and working with a technology development agency to design and develop mobile apps. Be sure to read our blog post titled “Government Outsourcing Process for Website, App, Software Development”. Once the planning, development, and testing of your app are completed, the next steps include launching the app into the Apple Store or Google Play Store, then marketing and maintaining it ongoing. At Webilize (Portfolio and Testimonials) we specialize in working with Government organizations through an RFP/RFQ process, and in coming through on high quality deliverables within their specified requirements, timelines and budgets. As a Development company in a crowded marketplace, we are very proud to have aligned and worked with some amazing organizations over the years. www.webilize.com.

A few high-level items to consider in your planning stages are:

  • What are the objectives and purpose for an App?
  • What are the goals and KPIs?
  • Do you require a Native, Hybrid, or Web App?

 

TOP CANADIAN GOVERNMENT APPS:

1.  Travel Smart by Global Affairs Canada - Affaires mondiales Canada

Apple iOS App  |  Android App

Travel smarter with the Government of Canada’s Travel Smart app, a one-stop-shop for international travel information and advice. Here are a few of the cool features of this app:

  • Find up-to-date travel advice and advisories on over 200 destinations worldwide.
  • Find emergency contact information for embassies and consulates abroad. As well as the 24-7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa.
  • Find continuously updated wait times at key Canadian-U.S. border crossings listed by distance from your location.
  • Connect to Travel.gc.ca’s social media accounts, where you can ask questions, share travel advice and learn even more about traveling safely and smarter abroad.

2.  CRA Business Tax Reminders by Canada Revenue Agency

Apple iOS App

The mobile app lets business users create custom reminders and alerts for key CRA due dates related to installment payments, returns, and remittances.

3.  MyBenefits CRA by Canada Revenue Agency

Web App

MyBenefits CRA is a web-based mobile app for individual benefits recipients that offers a quick view of your benefit, credit payment details, and eligibility information.

4.  MyCRA by Canada Revenue Agency

Web App

MyCRA is a mobile app for individual taxpayers where you can securely view and update key portions of your tax and personal information.

 

TOP US GOVERNMENT APPS:

1.  NASA

Apple iOS App | Android App
NASA was one of the first Federal Government Agencies to have a high-performing app free for download by the public. Here are a few of the cool features of this app:

  • Explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories, tweets, and NASA TV featured content.
  • Over 15,000 images (and growing everyday)
  • Latest news and features stories
  • Live streaming of NASA TV
  • Latest on demand NASA videos from around the agency
  • Current NASA mission Information
  • Live streaming video from the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the ISS

2.  Ask Karen by USDA (Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Apple iOS App  |  Android App

Launched by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, Ask Karen provides 24/7 virtual assistance and tips on preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, and safe preparation of meat, poultry, and egg product.

3.  QuitPal by the National Cancer Institute

Apple iOS App  |  Android App

NCI QuitPal is a free smartphone app developed by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to support smokers working to become smoke-free. Here are a few of the cool features of this app:

  • Set a quit date, financial goals, and reminders
  • Track daily smoking habits with an easy-to-use calendar
  • See graphs tracking money saved and number of packs not smoked
  • Receive health milestones and craving tips to stay motivated
  • Connect with social networks to give milestone updates
  • Create a video diary, and watch personalized video messages from loved ones

 

We would love to be included in your Government RFP, RFQ, RFI, EOI Supplier Selection Process for Websites, Apps, and Software Design & Development Projects. Please email or call us. www.webilize.com

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