The White House app has existed in the App Store since 2010, but today, in light of the prevalence of the iPad and the iPhone among American people, the entire White House mobile program was relaunched.
Over the last two years, mobile visits to the WhiteHouse.gov website have more than tripled, accounting for 15.17 percent of the total traffic to the site. The first step of the relaunch was the redesign of the mobile site, which launched today. WhiteHouse.gov is has received a mobile makeover, making nearly all content on the site available to mobile users.
The second step was the release of a new version of the White House app, which marks a complete overhaul of the app. For the first time, iPad users can access the app, to vide live video streams of White House events, access video and photo archives, and get the latest news from the White House blog.
There are also all new tools in the app to search WhiteHouse.gov, save favorite items, and share your favorite information on Facebook and Twitter.
If you’re a mobile developer, there’s good news. The source code for the White House mobile app has been released on Github, so anyone can freely download the apps, make changes, and use them for other projects.
To download The White House app, just visit the App Store, where you can grab it for free.