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Transport Security Has an “App” For That

August 10th, 2010 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Cool Stuff

The Obama administration has created a mobile app store to distribute “apps” such as one for the Transportation Security Administration. “My TSA” provides information on real-time airport status and delays, security checkpoint wait times, what items are allowed in your carry-on or checked baggage — it even can tell you what to pack. The launch was part of a USA.gov attempt to make their site more consumer friendly. Currently designed only for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry or Android devices are being directed to a mobile web version that is accessible from a phone’s browser.

So far, the mobile app store has 18 apps. There’s one that allows users to type a product’s name, or scan a bar code to see if the product has been recalled because of a safety concerns. Another lets users check for the day’s UV and air quality rates. The FBI app lets you check for the most wanted criminals. There’s also an alternate fuel locator. The BMI Calculator lets you check your percentage of body fat, the NASA app lets you track satellites. There is even an app to locate the nearest Embassy anywhere in the world. The list is just the beginning, and more apps are on the way. All the Apps are free and can be downloaded from the App Store on your iPhone

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