now features mobile applications and improved search functionality powered by Microsoft Bing.The goal of the improved site is to help citizens better leverage government information to improve their daily lives. Checking airport wait times. Scanning bar codes for product recalls. Post office tools and more.
Nine times faster than their previous site, primarily acts as a search engine for more than 10,000 pages of local, state and federal government sites – with convenient “recommend-as-you-go” functionality. The site currently features 17 mobile applications as well.
While obviously a big step in the right direction, it will be interesting to see if a government website can stay up to speed with evolving technology as quickly as you would expect a private sector site to. And if users will start coming here rather than a traditional search engine when looking for specific government information.