The administration plans to launch a WhiteHouse.gov mobile app for a wider range of Web-enabled mobile devices "in the coming weeks." The mobile development initiative is part of the Obama team's broader "open government" initiative.
Other government agencies are also launching smartphone apps. In January, the Postal Service announced USPS Mobile for iPhones and iPods, a GPS-enabled application that can be used to locate Post Office facilities, track packages, or look up zip codes.
In October, NASA released an app for iPhones and iPods that can be used to access photos, video, and other information on the space agency's missions and to track the International Space Station and other space craft. An upgrade, version 1.1, added higher resolution images, status updates on scheduled launches, and other features.
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