NewsPublic AffairsGovernment / May 8, 2014

State Revamps Website, Mobile App

Andi TenBarge - TheStateHouseFile.com
State Revamps Website, Mobile App

Gov. Mike Pence’s administration announced Wednesday the release of the IN.gov and IN.gov iOS app. The new site is targeted towards mobile users and lets users personalize content through my.IN.gov.

Location Navigation consists of a more intuitive design to make it easier to find agencies. The site contains seven categories that each serve as its own portal, featuring the top content from those top specific agencies.

The website is now horizontally swipe compatible to meet the demands of mobile users. Visitors can easily navigate through categories by swiping their finger or tapping in the header.

Although the website is mobile compatible, the state created a companion iOS app for IN.gov that delivers content in a more accessible format. The app allows access to calendar database and lets users create a personal calendar or read news releases. An Android app is in the development stages.

In addition, users can create an account through my. IN.gov that will allow users to choose content that interests them, including news and events from agencies or online services.

In celebration of the upcoming Indiana bicentennial, the Indiana Historical Society helped to create the Indiana History image gallery.  The background photos rotate monthly, to give a glimpse into Indiana’s history. Each photo has a distinct connection to the current month to show visitors to the app a piece of Indiana’s past.

Indiana Office of Technology, Indiana Interactive and Ball State University’s Emerging Technology unit developed the site.

Andi TenBarge is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.