Already ranked as the nation’s top-ten best government Web sites in 2008 by the Center for Digital Government, www.Arkansas.gov recently introduced a newly-designed site with the Natural State logo branding and new features allowing citizens to search for information and services more easily, whether online or via mobile Smartphones or iPhones.
On the new search-centric state portal, citizens no longer need to know which government entity or specific agency provides a particular service. The new "Smart Search" allows users to search by keyword for services, agencies, people, or site content in one search interface. The search suggests matches and sends users to the service they need in one click. The Smart Search is also available in a mobile version and the State’s newest iPhone application available at www.arkansas.gov/iphone.
Other features of the new portal include:
“We are always looking for new ways to better serve Arkansans,” Governor Mike Beebe said. “We believe the enhancements to the state’s Web site will help people and businesses to discover the wide range of government services available to them, so that they can more easily interact with the State.”
Earlier this year, Arkansas released the nation’s first mobile and iPhone versions to provide transparency for projects receiving funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Arkansans can track projects in their communities and see how funds are being spent. The www.Recovery.arkansas.gov site and Arkansas Recovery iPhone application provide more effective, accessible, and transparent government.