standards & best practices for the following: - data and design - mobile websites - native apps - authentication - security - HTML5 & CSS3 - Native apps and MEAP tools - internal and public app store deployment - integration with Mobile Device Management With some standards for these areas put forth then agencies would be able to produce applications following the same procedures and tools. Money can be saved... more »
Ideas for the Mobility Strategy
Implement a task command interface that allows a severely disabled user to "Ask What They Need to Know", "Say What They Want to Do" or access a Task Menu Display to perform application tasks and receive audio/visual feedback.
Analyze the proposed architecture for security and recovery defects.
Although the need for device management is a top priority, perhaps we need to elevate the discussion to encompass a Mobile Service Management framework and architecture. Device management is a critical component but only a subset to an end-to-end management solution. Device management is important as it will hopefully start to shed light on the true scope of the mobility management and security issues – it is not just... more »
encourage the industry to define a standard virtual mobile application platform spec. that all major device vendors can support and implement. Like a Java Virtual machine so a application can be built once and run on all devices.
Too often government strategic plans neglect legislative and regulatory requirements imposed on the agencies. Rightly the focus is on opportunities to modernize and participate in new models technical transformations can offer. For the Federal Mobility Strategy to be successful, it must be implementable without unduly exposing agencies to legal and administrative risks. Legal and regulatory requirements for security,... more »
United Spinal Association wishes to emphasize the importance of the federal mobility strategy's recognition of accessibility and accommodation of mobile devices and apps to the functionality, productivity, independence and quality of life of people living with disabilities. Devices like the I-Pad and smart phones have already opened new worlds of communication and functional capacity to those with spinal cord injuries... more »
Government Agencies should all have mobile apps. These apps should be held to the same accessibility standard as their websites
What if...? The Federal Government is the legal owner or tennant of tens or hundreds of thousands of servers, network and storage devices and probably millions of desktops and laptops worldwide... Imagine if a mobile app available on all pupular mobile devices could automatically scan, identify and assign location to every federal IT asset with a barcode. Then it could communicate that encrypted information over existing... more »
Develop mobile app for each major federal agency that will enable the public to find and or locate information, data, and forms quickly utilizing their mobile devices.
Please keep these users in mind, when designing for Mobile apps/sites:
Mobility-Impaired (limited or no use of hands)
Each have unique needs when using Mobile apps/sites.
Agency efforts to leverage use of mobile computing are rapidly evolving from… • Tackling Policy and Governance (are we going to deploy mobile devices and what controls should be in place?), to… • Implementing Device Management (actively managing use of deployed devices (e.g., MDM, identity management), to… • Deploying disruptive apps (getting apps done now for specific missions and using challenges and other new agile... more »
A federal identity management standard combined with set of mobile applications for communication (web, voice, text, e-mail, video), collaboration (online document sharing), productivity (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, online publishing), HR, travel and expense reporting that would empower all federal workers to fully support their mission at any time from anywhere on any device.
One of the "Guiding Principles" (or "Core Objectives") should be to "Leverage commercially-available applications and other software when appropriate and practicable."
The concept would be to develop a government open source Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. This open source MDM would be mobile device agnostic and allow for multi tenant environments for data center/cloud provisioning. Any government agency or an agency's contractor would have all API's for any unique features that are desired. The goal would reduce the risk of escalating costs for the government and the risk... more »
Mobile's just the pretty face on a complete rethink about how information & services are delivered to citizens, employees, and partners. Everything -- everything -- is affected by these tiny apps because they are in your pocket. Mobile is not just about apps & devices; it's about new systems of engagement. As new companies like Pandora, Twitter, and TripIt have learned, mobile needs cloud or cloud-connect for delivery;... more »