|[August 20, 2014]
Arkansas.gov Debuts New User-Centric Features
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --(Business Wire)--
of Arkansas, in partnership with the Information
Network of Arkansas, launched a completely new state portal website
with a mobile-first design and many new features in 2013. Since then,
the state has gathered user feedback and analyzed website data, and
today unveils improvements that make the award-winning state portal more
usable and accessible than ever before.
"We are proud to build on the innovative legacy of the portal and offer
new tools and information that make it easier for citizens to connect
with their government," INA Board Chair Ann Purvis said. "With these
research-based enhancements, Arkansas.gov continues to set a standard of
excellence for state government websites while putting its users first."
Key features and user-centric enhancements of Arkansas.gov
Geo-location Enabled Map: Citizens can view a map of nearby
government offices, public meetings, jobs and services based on their
Trending Searches: View the most popular searches conducted on
State Employees Page: A resource of curated information and
helpful links for state employees.
Reorganized Content: Streamlined navigation and simpler content
organization make it easier for site visitors to find information
Gov2Go Text Message Reminders: Afirst-of-its-kind texting
service that proactively guides citizens through their federal, state
and county government obligations, and prompts them to get text
reminders for key government deadlines (property assessment, license
Crowd-Sourced Photography: Bold, stunning photography of
Arkansas submitted by citizens through the Arkansas.gov Flickr group.
Streamlined Design for Mobile Viewing: All new features are
optimized for viewing on mobile devices.
The portal continues to provide many popular features - Text4Help, "eGov
this Week" carousel, smart search, widgets and a social media gallery
that curates government social networks across the state. A "feedback"
feature is monitored daily and encourages citizens to share their
thoughts about the website.
Arkansas.gov is the portal entry to more than 1,200 online Arkansas
government services. It has processed more than $1.3 billion in secure
transactions for Arkansas state, county and municipal government
agencies since 1997, including vehicle registration renewals, property
tax payments, court fines and more. Since 2013, more than 1.9 million
people have visited Arkansas.gov roughly 3.1 million times. Arkansas.gov
has been ranked nationally among the top 10 state websites every year
since 2006. INA develops and maintains Arkansas.gov at no cost to the
About The Information Network of Arkansas (INA)
Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private
partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information
Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their
information services. Little Rock-based AIC is part of e-Government firm
NIC's (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. INA operates Arkansas.gov,
the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than
1,200 state and local online services.
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" five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the
company has been included three times on the Barron's 400 Index.
Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
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