The U.S. General Services Administration launched a mobile version of GobiernoUSA.gov, the official portal of the U.S. government in Spanish with access to a bounty of government websites, programs and services. As part of the federal government's ongoing effort to make information more accessible to all Americans, the public can now use mobile devices to more easily search for government information on such popular topics as employment, government benefits, food safety and education. The mobile site is accessible at http://m.gobiernousa.gov>.
"Given the penetration of mobile devices, particularly in Hispanic communities, this is the natural evolution in providing information to the public anywhere, anytime, and in Spanish," said Martha Dorris, GSA's Deputy Associate Administrator for Citizen Services. "Through m.gobiernousa.gov users can easily and immediately find government information to make decisions affecting their lives, such as checking changes at airport security checkpoints, filing taxes for free or finding student financial assistance.
According to a recent Pew Internet and American Life Project report, Hispanics are among the most active users of the mobile Web. They take advantage of a much greater range of their phones' features, and are more inclined to use their mobile phones to access the Internet.