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Verbatim: State launches redesigned website, new app

The Indiana Office of Technology issued this news release today:

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana today announced the launch of the revamped IN.gov and the IN.gov iOS app. The new site places an emphasis on mobile users and offers a new feature that lets users personalize content, via my.IN.gov.

The top level navigation was remapped in a more intuitive design to make it easier to find agencies. Each of the seven categories serves as its own portal, featuring the top content from those specific agencies. The site has prominent access to the transparency page and a map with multiple layers to find local state offices, parks and historical archives.

To meet the demands of mobile users, which make up 40-percent of site traffic, the IN.gov homepage is horizontally swipe compatible. The homepage quickly loads all seven agency categories and visitors can easily navigate through them by swiping their finger or tapping in the header.

Indiana also created a companion iOS app for IN.gov, though the website is mobile compatible, this app delivers content in a native format. The primary function of the app is to provide access to all state iOS apps in a single spot. The app allows access to the calendar database and easily lets users add an event to their personal calendar or read any of the news releases. An Android app is in development.

Another new feature that has been implemented is my.IN.gov, which provides a personalized dashboard that empowers the user to create a unique content experience. Users can create an account or log-in via existing social media accounts. Once logged-in, visitors choose the content that interests them, like news and events from specific agencies or online services, and that information stays on their homepage.

The IN History image gallery, a celebration of the State’s bicentennial, is a collaboration with the Indiana Historical Society and other entities to transport visitors into the state’s past. The background photos, rotated monthly, give a glimpse into Indiana’s history. Each photo has a distinct connection to the current month.

The site was developed by the Indiana Office of Technology, Indiana Interactive and Ball State University’s Emerging Technology unit.

IN.gov Quick Facts:

  • 3.8 million unique visitors per month.
  • 40-percent of site visitors are mobile users.
  • Over 300 million page views since 5/1/13.
  • Average 81,000 searches per day.
  • IN.gov consists of over 55,000 webpages and more than 250 websites.
  • Over 200 online services offered.
  • 9.8 million online transactions in 2013.
  • 1.6 million users of https://subscriptions.IN.gov.

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