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Like Waze, but for the bus

Created by an Israeli start-up, Moovit gives up-to-the moment information on arrival times, schedule delays, and changes to routes. 

Boston launches parking payment app

For now, the ParkBoston app is available in a test area in the Back Bay. The rest of the city's 8,000-metered parking spaces will join the system in coming months.

Juno tests cities' snow plow trackers

As winter storm Juno pummels the East Coast, residents in several cities can log on to track how municipal snow plows are keeping up. These tracking applications, however, are not without their flaws.

GSA highlights Spanish-language apps

Spanish-speakers, particularly Hispanic millennials, have some of the highest mobile adoption rates in the country – a fact that makes multilingual mobile content all the more important.

NIST wants to give organizations a leg up on mobile app security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input on a draft guide to help organizations use mobile apps while managing associated security vulnerabilities and risks.

Developers get hacking on public safety, disaster response apps

Mobile app developers competing for more than $25,000 in prize money weren't the only winners at the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Hackathon, held May 2-3 in Washington, D.C. First responders and members of the public could soon benefit from the applications generated at the event, which attracted more than 100 developers and public safety officials  says  a May 22 post on the FirstNet blog.

VA official: Communication critical in mobile deployments

When the Veterans Affairs Department introduced participants in its family caregiver program to a host of health management applications and even gave them iPads, it wasn't expecting to have some of the devices shipped right back.

VA issues RFI for mobile device, app management

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking information on how it can support mobile devices operating on its network – a number that it expects will exceed 100,000 over the next three years.

NIST unveils AppVet for mobile application evaluation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released version 1 of a free, open source system comprised of a web application, tools and clients for testing and evaluating the security of mobile applications.

Cybersecurity Center of Excellence drafts mobile security guide

The so-called " building block " is intended to provide an example of a cybersecurity implementation that a variety of sectors can use. The center, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has also proposed building blocks for  continuous monitoring  and  trusted geolocation.