Microsoft Disaster Response App "HelpBridge" Launches for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

“I need help.” “I want to know whether my friends and family are OK.” “I want to help.” Those tend to be the three main reactions after natural disasters strike, said Tony Surma, chief technology officer for Microsoft’s Disaster Response team. HelpBridge, a free new mobile app from Microsoft, aims to support those primary needs….

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There's An App For That: How Delegates Nominated President Obama Using 56 PCs

When the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) needed an app that convention delegates could use to vote for their next Presidential nominee, Microsoft helped provide a solution. Partnering with San Diego-based InterKnowlogy, they designed, developed, and deployed an app that was used on the floor of the Time Warner Cable Center in Charlotte, NC to…

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Political Campaign In The Cloud: Three Hot New Social Apps For Election 2012

This is a guest post by Stan Freck, part of the Microsoft Office of Civic Innovation, with headquarters in Washington DC. An earlier version of this article appeared on the FutureFed blog. Everyone knows that the 2008 Obama/Biden campaign for President of the United States made sophisticated use of Twitter, Facebook, and other social media,…

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Top 10 Public Sector Windows Phone Apps

Guest post by Joel Reyes, a senior developer evangelist for Microsoft public sector. Follow him on Twitter at @joelcitizen. This list was originally published here. Everyone always asks me, what are the most popular Windows Phone 7 apps? Below, I’ve compiled the Top 10 phones apps with relevance to the public sector (government, citizenship, education,…

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Top 5 Windows Phone Apps Connecting Citizens To Civic Organizations

Guest post by Joel Reyes, a senior developer evangelist for Microsoft public sector. Follow him on Twitter at @joelcitizen. As I do every month, I present five of my favorite apps. This month, I’ve curated apps which are meant for your average consumer or citizen, but better connect them to information of a public /…

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Top 5 Windows Phone Apps Related To Public Safety

Guest post by Joel Reyes, a senior developer evangelist for Microsoft public sector. Follow him on Twitter at @joelcitizen.  Every month in Publicyte, I’ll be describing the top five apps for Windows Phone 7 that fit the current themed issue. Last month, I brought you five great Connectivity apps. Today, I describe five fresh apps…

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Top 5 Windows Phone Apps Connecting Citizens To Information And Services

Guest post by Joel Reyes, a senior developer evangelist for Microsoft public sector. You can follow him on Twitter at @joelcitizen. The new Windows Phone 7 from Microsoft is the premiere platform for productivity and for connecting users with the knowledge they need, when they need it. Moreover, we’re working very hard to develop and…

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The Tradeoff Between Public Sector Apps Contests And Production-Quality Supported Software

Guest post by Dan Kasun, the Senior Director of Microsoft Public Sector Developer Evangelism. He blogs regularly at Techonomics and Government. This is one of my original cartoons. Apps contests, particularly in the public and civic sectors, are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, I absolutely appreciate the concept of running contests to foster…

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Government 2.0: Humanizing Public Sector Apps to Keep People More In The Loop

Guest post by Mike Strand, a Business Relationship Manager for Microsoft IT based in Bellevue, WA. Nowadays, it seems like just about every kind of organization is hopping on the Web 2.0 bandwagon. Sure, it’s one thing for a retail store to put its Facebook fan page on their windows, but at a recent business…

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