Designing web apps for federal agencies

Don Bruns, managing director, Navigation Arts

wfedstaff | April 17, 2015 4:34 pm

January 15, 2013 — The White House Digital Government Strategy requires each federal agency to make two citizen-facing functions available as mobile apps by May of 2013.

If you are surprised by this, then you should listen to this interview with the mobile apps specialist from Navigation Arts.

Don Bruns is a managing director at Navigation Arts.

The company has earned its stripes in the world of website design and has made serious inroads at helping agencies improve websites for both desktop and mobile devices.


If you read the tech press you hear terms like “haptic technology” and “responsive” design.

During today’s interview, Bruns explains these trending terms as well as talks about best practices for designing web apps.

It is quite possible to design a wiz-band app and forget to see how it integrates into the enterprise architecture of your agency.

Bruns highlights the fact that an app must be maintained to adapt to changing mobile operating systems and security threats.

The interview also summarizes Brun’s recent webinar on the six best practices for designing a web app.

After listening to the interview, you may agree that today’s government may soon bear the name “mGovernment.”