Consumer use of mobile devices to access the web is steadily climbing, making it increasingly important to provide a great user experience on mobile devices via a mobile website or native application. President Barack Obama recognized this shift in his ‘Directive to Make Federal Services Available on Mobile Devices’ which was released last week and requires that “each major Federal agency make two key government services the American people depend on available on mobile phones within the next 12 months”.
This directive represents a well-timed leap forward in providing Americans greater access to government services as we continue to strive for an open government. While it will require an effort on behalf of agencies to make these changes, content management systems, such as Drupal, offer powerful modules which make updating and editing mobile websites and apps a manageable task. … »