January 5, 2018

cell cellphone with application.

Ordering food, shopping, reviews and buying movie tickets, there’s an app for everything. Did you know the Government has apps eligible that make some tasks easier to handle? Others provide easier ways to contact or get information about certain programs.

Check out USAGov[2]’s apps to download in 2018:

For children:

  • NASA – An app for space enthusiasts. This app is home to all things NASA, including images, videos on-demand, mission information, ISS sighting opportunities, satellite tracking, and more. (iOS[3], Android[4])
  • Aesop for Children – This interactive book app is designed for readers of every age. The app contains more than 140 classic fables which remain popular for moral education of children. (Android[5], iOS[6])

For families:

  • HUD Resource Locator – This is an easy to use app that helps users discover commonly requested federal housing resources within their community. Get information on many housing HUD programs, directly contact specific resource providers, and more. (iOS[7], Android[8])
  • USPS – Access tools on the go with the USPS Mobile® app. Calculate shipping prices, find a Post Office™, look up a ZIP Code™, schedule a next-day pickup, request USPS to hold your mail, and more. (iOS[9], Android[10])
  • Safer Ride – the simplest possible way to get home safe and only has three self-explanatory buttons on the Home screen. (IOS[11], Android[12])

For emergencies:

  • FEMA app – This app is your one-stop-shop with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters. Get tips on what to do before, during, and after for more 20 types of disasters. Locate shelters and find out where to contact FEMA at disaster recovery centers. (iOS[13], Android[14])

For travelers:

  • MyTSA – The MyTSA app provides airline passengers with 24/7 access to the most frequently requested airport security information. Save time and money with helpful tips for preparing for security.  (iOS[15] only)

  • Smart Traveler– The official State Dept. app for U.S. travelers invites you to see the world with easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more. (iOS[16], Android[17])

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