OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the dominant provider of eGovernment services, announces its teams have launched the first official government application for Apple Watch. The Apple Watch app, Gov2Go, was launched by the company’s Arkansas subsidiary, Arkansas Information Consortium, LLC.
“Since the founding of our company our single mission has been to harness the power of the latest technology to make government more accessible for everyone,” said Robert Knapp, NIC’s Chief Operating Officer. “We developed an election results application when Palm Pilot devices were the latest technology around 2000, then we followed a few years later with the first official government apps for the iPhone and iPad, and now we are innovating to see how new wearable technology can provide efficiencies in government interactions.”
Gov2Go is the next generation of citizen-centric government from NIC’s Arkansas portal. The Gov2Go Apple Watch app serves as a citizen’s personal digital government assistant that keeps track of government deadlines in a personalized calendar, and sends relevant reminders. By entering some simple information, the Gov2Go Apple Watch app will send reminders for a variety of deadlines including paying property taxes, renewing vehicle registration tags, and more. Gov2Go launched originally as a mobile app in both the App Store and Google Play, and is also available via the web at https://www.getgov2go.com/.
NIC plans to launch several additional government apps for the Apple Watch in the coming weeks, including more from its Arkansas subsidiary, as well as apps from NIC subsidiaries in Mississippi, Maryland, and Texas.
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” six times, most recently ranked at No.36 (2014), and the company has been included five times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.