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Government creates more smartphone apps

Obama to the people: There's an app for that. Please check out my colleague Ed O'Keefe's story.

By Ed O'Keefe

Smartphone addicts, rejoice: Are you counting calories? Concerned about unsafe toys? Worried about tan lines or airport security lines? There's a (government) app for that.

The Obama administration unveiled four new apps for mobile phones on Friday, allowing tech-savvy people to check nutritional information for more than 1,000 foods through Agriculture Department data, monitor the wait times at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints, track the UV Index and air-quality ratings with the Environmental Protection Agency, and get alerts on product and food recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Read here for full story.

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 2, 2010; 10:15 AM ET
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