Texas.gov Introduces First Android Mobile App
State responds to growing number of Android mobile users in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas – April 13, 2011 —Texas.gov, the official website of the State of Texas, has launched its first Android mobile app in response to the rapidly growing Android market. With the Texas.gov Android app, users can:
- Browse an easy-to-use site specifically designed for a mobile screen;
- Find Texas government information via enhanced search functionality;
- Locate government offices complete with a map;
- View pictures of Texas culture and landscapes;
- Ask questions or help others by providing an answer; and
- Connect with Texas government through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.
"In the first two months of 2011, nearly 40,000 visits to Texas.gov were from a mobile device. Of these visits, 37% were from an Android. In response to this growing trend, it is important for us to continuously provide Texans with new tools that allow them to conveniently access government information and services on their mobile devices," said Doug Holt, Deputy Executive Director, Department of Information Resources.
In addition to the Android mobile app, Texas.gov also offers an iPhone app. Texas.gov offers a quick, convenient, and fuel-efficient way for Texans to access more than 1,000 online services, including Driver License Renewal, Vehicle Registration Renewal, Birth Certificate Orders, Concealed Handgun Licenses, and more.
Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (http://www.texas.gov) and is overseen by the Texas Department of Information Resources. Texas.gov helps state and local government entities Web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA, LLC. Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets Texas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Since launching in 2000, Texas.gov has securely processed more than 130 million financial transactions and collected over $17 billion on behalf of participating entities.
NIC is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.