In its year-end issue, GovLoop analyzed “innovations that have the potential to have a lasting impact on the way government works” and organized the best into six categories. OntheGo made the “Citizen Engagement Mavericks” group.
Downloadable for free from the Google Play Store, OntheGo is offered exclusively to government entities in Idaho for capturing credit and debit card payments virtually anywhere with an Android smart phone or tablet. An iOS version is scheduled to launch in January 2015.
An optional, encryption-enabled swipe card reader gives OntheGo its industry-first “store-and-go” distinction. If outside cell or Wi-Fi coverage, the reader stores transaction data securely. Upon connecting to a service area or Wi-Fi network, the application automatically processes the pending payments. If within range, a payment processes within seconds, like other mobile payment services. An email receipt can be sent automatically or manually after a transaction.
About Access Idaho
Access Idaho is the administrator of Idaho’s official Web portal (idaho.gov) and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. The network manager for the portal is Idaho Information Consortium, a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC Inc.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.