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Government 2.0: Code for America. Create. Collaborate.

Gov 2.0: Code for America. Create. Collaborate.

Apps For Citizens

Bringing innovation and culture of Tech to Government

Government 2.0: Code for America. Create. Collaborate. Leaders from technology and government, including Mark Zuckerberg, Biz Stone, Aneesh Chopra, Caterina Fake, and Tim O’Reilly, ask you to apply to be a Code for America fellow and help bring the innovation and culture of the tech industry to city government in this video

Learn more and apply now: http://codeforamerica.org/fellows

I support bringing innovation & culture of Tech to Government.

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Government 2.0 is Looking Sunny with a Chance of Clouds

Google Introduces Google Apps for Government

The Gov 2.0 Cloud Computing Green Light

Cloud Computing is internet-based resource virtualization that provides cost effective Software as a Service.

EMA projects cloud computing to be a $40-$50 billion industry by the end of 2011, growing to $160 billion by 2015 — predicting 100 percent growth each year for four years. [ Learn more ]

Google Apps is the first suite of cloud computing applications to receive Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the U.S. government. The FISMA law applies to all information systems in use by U.S. federal government agencies to help ensure they’re secure. The federal government’s General Services Administration has reviewed the documentation of our security controls and issued an authorization to operate, the official confirmation of our FISMA certification and accreditation. [ Learn more ]

You can learn more about Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification & accreditation for Google Apps here.

Google Apps for Government released. What about the rest of us?

My new friend Brad McCarty wrote a great article about Google Apps for Government here.  He asked the question, “What about the rest of us?” Brad also has very interesting things to share on Twitter. You can follow him at http://twitter.com/BradTNW

Los Angeles chooses Google Apps

You can quickly see why Cloud Computing and Google App technology makes sense in this video.

What is Cloud Computing?

Salesforce does a great job of explaining Cloud Computing in plain English in this video.

Computing, a Quick Look in the Cloud

You can get a deeper look into Cloud Architecture in this Oracle Cloud Computing Strategy presentation.

How to Make Google Apps

This trend of Apps in Government and in the Enterprise is the one to watch.  The benefits of “App Stores” has already been proven by Apple, Google, and several other technology leaders.  You can get a good idea of how the Google Cloud works in this presentation.

What About Enterprise App Stores?

Sharing Enterprise Apps in a Secure Environment

An Enterprise App is most valuable when it is used by more than just the individual who created it. The real value of Apps is in their collaborative nature. To accelerate the reuse of Enterprise Apps, you need an Enterprise App Store. The App Store gives organizations a place where apps can be re-discovered outside of the immediate group that created the App. [ Learn more ]

10 Benefits of Government 1.0

Top 10 Benefits of Government 1.0

  1. Increases cost of engagement
  2. Less engaged citizens have less interest in voting
  3. Less collaboration increases possibility of failure
  4. Traveling to multiple places to review documents is a great is a great way to kill more trees
  5. Working in a shroud of darkness lowers innovative expectations
  6. Lower expectations supports celebrating the status quo
  7. Less automation creates excuses for not addressing public issues
  8. Increases meetings and workload
  9. Increases complexity of knowledge sharing
  10. Less transparency reduces visibility of impact

Please DO NOT read the rest of this, if you enjoy the benefits of Government 1.0.

What Does the Future of Government and Gov 2.0 Look Like?

  • How will Governments engage Citizens?
  • Will Citizens become more proactive with Government Agencies?
  • Will we hear our Government say, “There’s an app for that”?

Does this Look Like the Future of Government 2.0?


Enterprise Apps for Citizens & Government

If you guessed that this looks like the future of Government 2.0, then you live in the future.  These apps have been around for awhile and guess what?  Most of these apps were NOT created by the Government.  These Government Apps were created by citizens that want to help you make a difference.  Apps empower people, decrease complexity, and reduce cost.

Have you ever driven your car into a pothole and thought, “Why has this pothole not been fixed?”.  Well, there’s an app for that.

These apps were created by using Open Government Data, APIs, Web Services, and Web 2.0 Technologies.  You can learn more about these apps at: http://www.programmableweb.com/tag/government/

Apple iPhone Apps for the Enterprise

Apple has already proven the “App Model” works.  You can also see their business apps here.


Government Apps

You may have heard about the iTunes store, but what about the Government Apps Store?

The Government has it’s own App Store.  I’m just wondering what took so long?


What About Enterprise Apps?

Enterprise Apps empower employees, decreases complexity, and reduces cost in Enterprise 2.0 Solutions.  Enterprise Apps have special attributes because they have methods for handling custom data security issues.  These attributes support integration and collaboration, while enforcing security polices.  You can learn more about Enterprise Apps at JackBe. They will also be at the Gov 2.0 Expo.  I recommend talking with them about your custom needs.

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  • Does the Future of Government Sound Intriguing to You?
  • Would You Like to Learn More About Government 2.0?

Join Your Friends and Colleagues From Around the World Attending the Gov 2.0 Expo 2010

This event is absolutely jammed packed valuable sessions, workshops, information, and networking opportunities that will spark your imagination and transform the way things get done.  You can learn more about the Gov 2.0 Expo here.

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10 Hidden Gems Not to Miss at the Gov 2.0 Expo


Top 10 Enterprise Apps for the Apple iPad

The Future of the Enterprise

Putting the Enterprise 2.0 Budget on a Diet

The future of Enterprise 2.0 looks brighter every day.  Organizations are identifying adoption patterns and putting them into practice.  The web is filled with stories on how organizations and governments have used a Web 2.0 Strategy to improve collaboration and communication.  We are also seeing a healthy trend of more interest in Business Intelligence (BI) Apps.  There are many Business Intelligence apps available for the Apple iPhone and more are coming to the Apple iPad.  It would be nice to see this trend continue by organizations putting their Enterprise Platforms on a diet.  This healthy diet should consist of a healthy balance of Web Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), APIs, Apps, Mashups, and a more flexible architecture.  Exercising Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in Enterprise 2.0 Solutions can lead the way towards “Self-Serving Solutions” aka “The Enterprise App Store”.

Which do you think would be easier and more cost effective?

  • Buying new hardware/software and creating the new solution?
  • Creating an app that can be dropped into your existing platform(s)/device(s)?

Creating the Thought Factory

Organizations have many options when making decisions across multiple points of their Enterprise 2.0 Solution.  I think it’s about time we stop “Reinventing the wheel”.  It’s time we stop reinventing the car of knowledge management and business intelligence.  It’s time to start creating the factory of thought with machines of intelligence that can be measured and configured to deliver fluid collaboration and communication.  It’s time for Enterprise Apps.

We already see examples of Business Intelligence Apps for the new Apple iPad.

iPad in Business

Featuring built-in support for Microsoft Exchange, secure access to corporate data, and a powerful platform for apps, iPad is ready for work, right out of the box.  Learn more here.


Top 10 Enterprise Apps for the Apple iPad

Roambi – Visualizer

Roambi’s cutting edge mobile dashboards let you touch, turn, analyze and share your company’s latest information on any iPhone or iPad – keeping you connected to your business, anytime and anywhere.  Learn more here.



QlikView Business Intelligence software allows you to quickly and easily get answers to business questions.  Learn more here.



GoToMeeting is the easiest and most convenient way to attend online meetings – and now you can take it to go! Download the free app and join a meeting on your iPad in seconds just by tapping the link in your invitation email.  Learn more here.


WebEx for iPad

Attend WebEx meetings on your iPad, wherever you are! Use this application to get the full meeting experience with simultaneous data and audio. Don’t just listen in to a meeting. Join in.  Learn more here.



Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. It’s the application you know and love on the Mac, but completely reworked from the ground up for iPad. It makes creating a world-class presentation, complete with animated charts and transitions, as simple as touching and tapping.  Learn more here.



The ultimate app for iPad. Stylish, powerful, and easy to use, Penultimate encourages you to take notes, keep sketches, or work through your next breakthrough idea– whether you’re in the office, on the go, or home on the couch.  Learn more here.



Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. It’s the application you know and love for the Mac, completely reworked from the ground up for iPad.  Learn more here.


Bento for iPad

Organize all the details of your busy life in one iPad app! Bento for iPad comes with 25 ready-to-use database templates that can be easily customized to organize virtually any type of information you have. Manage contacts, track projects, plan events and so much more.  Learn more here.



Box.net is a web-based service that lets you easily share, manage and access all your content from anywhere. Whether you want to store documents, media or other files, Box.net lets you view, share and collaborate on all your files on-the-go.  Learn more here.


popplet lite

Popplet is a place where you can post, collect and curate your best ideas and random stuff all in one continuous visual space.  Learn more here.


See This New Augmented Reality App for the Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone AppStore is about to get it’s First Augmented Reality App

AcrossAir creates a very interesting Apple iPhone App.  This amazing new application tells Londoners where their nearest tube station is via their iPhones video function.

When you load the app, holding it flat, all 13 lines of the London underground are displayed in coloured arrows. By tilting the phone upwards, you will see the nearest stations: what direction they are in relation to your location, how many kilometres and miles away they are and what tube lines they are on. If you continue to tilt the phone upwards, you will see stations further away, as stacked icons. Only available to Apple iPhone 3GS users.



AcrossAir is working with companies to take advantage of the Apple iPhone platform for everything from fun games to enterprise applications. Our first applications, delivering TV listings for TVGuide.co.uk and our fun game the Fruit Loons, are launching in AppStore in June 2009. Learn more: http://www.acrossair.com/

The first mobile Augmented Reality browser premiers in the Netherlands

A few weeks ago I saw a similar mobile app video on Ross Dawson’s (@rossdawson) blog here.

The World’s First Augmented Reality Browser. Layar is a free application on your mobile phone which shows what is around you by displaying real time digital information on top of reality through the camera of your mobile phone. Learn more: http://www.layar.com/

I would like to see something like this for the Washington DC Metro.  This would also be a nice way to locate the many Washington DC museums.

How could a mobile app help you?