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Apps gov now exec demo

  1. 1. APPS.gov NOW in beta a citizen engagement platform Gwynne Kostin gwynne.kostin@gsa.gov
  2. 2. What is it? • Simple, policy-compliant SaaS driven by easy to use storefront • Launch offering hosted multi-user Word Press blog • Additional tools—groups, wikis delivered FY10
  3. 3. Features • Storefront with immediate provisioning of tools • Available to users in federal dot-gov and dot-mil • Hosted in secure government cloud • Full-featured Word Press install – Multiple themes – User customization choices include banners, social media integration, plug-ins and widgets – Plugins and widgets all 508 compliant – User statistics via storefront dashboard • Self-support model
  4. 4. Rollout • Slow rolling beta release with 3 goals – Gather information on load – Identify and eliminate user friction – Build community • Starting with 3-4 clients • Rolling beta to increase number of clients while decreasing support • Outreach to web managers, CIOs and Open government leadership
  5. 5. Next Steps • Launch • Gather input from user community • Rollout next tools – Groups – Wikis templates • Future plans – bug/issue tracker, comment widget – Connect with Automatic (wordpress.com) for best practices – Support to users via groups, training, videos
  6. 6. Follow us on twitter @GovNewMedia The Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement
  7. 7. Follow us on twitter @GovNewMedia The Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement

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