County governments embrace mobile apps
County governments are creating new ways to use mobile applications to deliver information and service to residents. From Florida to California, county officials are using smart phone technology to keep residents informed on everything from weather to taxes, according to the National Association of Counties (NACo).
In Lee County, Fla., a hurricane evacuation app — LeeEvac — can help smart phone users quickly evacuate areas threatened by hurricanes. The smart phone’s GPS device locates the phone’s position and displays the location on a map.