Mobile Technology

Mobile App Reviews: 52 Weeks for Women's Health

52 Weeks for Women's Health is a mobile app created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) to educate and empower women by informing them of health issues affecting their lives, offering them ways to use this knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Mobile App Reviews: PFA Mobile

PFA Mobile is a free app produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with the Center for PTSD, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and the DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology. The app provides guidance and resources for mental health providers and responders assisting affected children, families, and adults during an organized emergency response effort.

E-Government Tool Reviews: FDsys

FDsys serves as a content management system housing electronic information from all three branches of the federal government, operating in at least three distinct ways: as a modern information management system, offering a wide variety of federal government publications; as a preservation repository, providing preservation and access to digital Government content; and an advance searched engine, containing extensive metadata.

Website Reviews: Veterans Benefits Administration

The Veterans Benefits Administration, an organizational element of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is responsible for administering the Department’s programs that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans in connection with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration.

App Reviews: PTSD Coach

In order to address the growing trend of military personnel and veterans experiencing PTSD, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in cooperation with the VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology created the PTSD Coach application as a tool to help sufferers cope with the effects of the disorder. According to the description in the Google Play store, the purpose of the app is to provide “users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD."

Mobile Website & App Reviews: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

With the ever-increasing amount of passengers, SEPTA initiated the process in designing a mobile website and iPhone application for its nonstop travelers. On each of the mobile platforms, users can view schedules and maps, retrieve alerts and advisories, know the next train arrival and view its location, learn the fare options and pricing, and connect to SEPTA using the Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Website reviews: 511.org

511.org is a site that aggregates multi-modal transit options across the San Francisco Bay Area (ferries, trains, light rail, buses, etc). It is a robust website, and their mobile version of the website is still in beta mode as of spring 2014. It offers a trip planner and real-time departure across modes of travel as well as several automobile driving/parking information feeds.

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