The Federal Budget App
GPO Press Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2012
GPO MAKES AVAILABLE THE FEDERAL BUDGET FOR THE FIRST TIME AS AN APP
WASHINGTON-The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) releases a mobile Web application (app) for President Barack Obama's Budget for the U.S. Government, FY 2013. This is the first time the Budget is available as an app. GPO's mobile Budget app will provide 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.
The Budget is also available through GPO's retail and online bookstore and on FDsys.
"GPO is very excited to make President Obama's Budget for the U.S. Government available for the first time as a mobile Web app," said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. "Through GPO's role as the digital information platform for the Federal Government, we continue to explore different ways to make Government information available to the public and developing apps is just one way we are meeting that goal."
The FY 2013 Budget app is the second mobile Web app that GPO has developed. The first, the mobile Member Guide, was released in November 2011. GPO also supported the Library of Congress in developing an iPad app for the Congressional Record, released last month.