The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) had approximately 53 thousand visits in the first 24 hours to the first mobile Web application (app) for the Federal Budget. The number of visits to the Budget FY 2013 app eclipses the total number of visits to GPO's first app, the Mobile Member Guide for the 112th Congress, which has had about 50 thousand visits since its release in November. The FY 2013 Budget app is the second app that GPO has developed.
Link to FY 2013 Budget app: http://m.gpo.gov/budget
"This record number of visits to the FY 2013 Budget app is an outstanding achievement for GPO and our employees," said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. "GPO is committed to Keeping America Informed through any platform that meets the needs of our customers. Apps are the next step in the evolution of accessing information and GPO is here to provide that avenue to the public."
GPO's mobile Budget app provides users with access to the text and images of the FY 2013 Budget, including the Budget Message of the President, information on the President's priorities, and budget overviews organized by agency. The app provides links to GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) where summary tables and additional books of the Budget, including the Analytical Perspectives, Appendix, and Historical Tables are available. The public can take advantage of this free mobile Web app on major mobile device platforms, including iOS 4.3 and above, Android 2.2 and above, and Blackberry OS version 6.0 and above.
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