Govt’s gone mod! Four gov’t apps to use this summer.

Check out the federal government’s new crop of smart phone applications!

altfuel_june30Find alternative fuel locations, on the go with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator. The locator works on any mobile Internet-ready device and allows drivers to find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (etha­nol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites. It uses familiar, easy-to-navigate Google technology to map fueling stations, list contact information and business hours, and provide detailed driving directions and an instant phone connection..

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uv_index__appNow you can SHOW and tell little Johnny why sunblock is needed on any given day with this app for real-time UV index rating. Use your mobile device to check the UV Index and air quality ratings wherever you are. .

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bmi_calculator_appBefore you reach for that cake, check your Body Mass Index with this app. One of the most popular tools on the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Web site is the BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator. BMI is a reliable indicator of total body fat, which is related to the risk of disease and death. The NHLBI BMI calculator receives 1.6 million visitors a month and ranks #1 on Google. This mobile application provides results right on your phone along with links to healthy weight resources on the NHLBI Web site. .

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fbi_most_wanted_2_appBe a virtual bounty hunter with you spare time this summer using the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted App. With information provided directly from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this application includes: the Top Ten Most Wanted, Most Wanted Terrorists, and Missing Children. A picture and background information is provided for each individual. The application also provides a link to submit tip information directly to the FBI. This application allows you to quickly identify Most Wanted criminals or missing children. Additionally, it provides the means to submit a tip, conveniently from your iPhone or iTouch device while you are on the go.

More government apps can be found here. (Hat tip to Jeffrey Levy, EPA, @levyj413)