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Washington DC has just launched their own App Store. This store contains web apps and phone apps covering everything from bus route calculators to parking, crime stats and more.
Imagine a Gov App Store that allows developers to promote their Gov2.0 applications, and provides a central repository for users to access these applications.
For the DC Version have a look here: http://appstore.dc.gov/
Well I'll start the ball rolling by nominating Pia Waugh and Senator Kate Lundy for their series of Publicsphere conferences.
The Publicsphere conferences have been a very interesting and to my mind successful experiment in participatory democracy. It has opened a new avenue for people to get involved in Policy development and has already shown the way for others (witness the NSWSphere event).
If we want people to get used to the idea of social networking within Government, why not setup an internal social network.
Social Gov could consist of a variety of different tools, including Micro-blogging and Facebook like "Walls" and groups. If it becomes part of the day to day operation of government then it will be much less of a leap to connect to external networks
One of the problems that people keep bringing up is the fact that each department/governemnt body keeps re-inventing the wheel to a certain extent. Why not setup a code sharing site or project hosting site for the development of Government Applications. As an example of such a project why don't we have a look at plonegov in the states. This is a shared project between multiple Local Government bodies with the stated ...more »