If you haven't already, be sure to check out the new federalregister.gov, which launched last night. For some of you, the site might bring to mind govpulse, one of the winners of our second Apps for America contest. That's no coincidence: GPO and NARA, the agencies responsible for maintaining the FR, sought out Andrew, Dave and Bob -- the folks behind govpulse -- and asked them to help build the new site.
As you can imagine, those of us at Sunlight are pretty excited about this. It's a great validation of the work of the Labs community, and a wonderful example of what's possible when government stays open to the transformative possibilities offered by technology.Continue reading
GovPulse wins Apps for innovation
GovPulse.us-- originally created as an entry for our Apps for America 2 contest, won the Apps for Innovation development contest. The app takes the arcane, hard to read Federal Register and makes it usable and beautiful. With it, you can easily monitor the regulations and notices that federal agencies release to get input from the public.
While they managed to get 2nd in our contest, we are so proud that they managed to take home the gold at CES this year. Congratulation to the GovPulse team on a job well done!Continue reading