There are many people who work in federal government churning out press releases, photos, and promotional videos in order to generate some free publicity for the work of the country leaders. Esse Quam Videri has launched the iGovernment application with the purpose of providing the privilege of viewing a small portion of that taxpayer funded output.
iGovernment includes feeds from the White House, House of Representatives, Senate, Supreme Court, NASA and the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice, Treasury, Health and Human Services, Energy and Labor.
The application is designed to be useful and includes all the feeds named above. For those who watch the government it’s a potential tool. Users can take the application to find full, unfiltered texts and Youtube videos of recent speeches of the officials.
So how does it work?
When you open the app, the ‘News’ page will be a good place to start. You can find some general headlines and breaking news about ongoing events. Touch a headline you find interesting and it will bring up the whole story in full screen. You have a browser interface that works well. If the article you are reading features a link, touching the link will open the article from within the application not with Safari.
The application does have some bugs. For example, the news features shows only the first two sentences of a speech. Hopefully, these bugs will be solved with the upcoming updates. iGovernment is available in the App Store for $1.99.