A New One-Stop Shop for State-Level Mobile Apps

The apps catalog includes more than 160 apps built by state governments.

Looking for farm fresh produce in Delaware or curious about the driver’s test in MontanaThe National Association of State Chief Information Officers can hook you up.

The association launched a catalog of state government mobile applications Monday featuring about 160 apps from 47 states. The goal is to give state officials a central resource to see what their peers are doing and to generate ideas for apps they might launch, NASCIO President and Nebraska CIO Brenda Decker said in a statement.

The catalog links to Web stores where users can download the state apps, not to a backend where they could piggyback off one another’s code.

Federal agencies have launched more than 100 citizen-facing mobile apps in recent years, but many mobile innovations have come from the state and local level where developers are bound by fewer regulations and can target apps to a smaller population’s needs.