NGA Releases Mobile App for Exploring Content Offline; Ben Tuttle Comments

NGA-logoThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has rolled out a mobile application for users to load and display content on a mobile device even without a network connection.

The Disconnected Interactive Content Explorer app is designed to help disaster response personnel, search-and-rescue teams and other users use content generated in HTML, CSS and JavaScript in disconnected environment, NGA said Wednesday.

The mobile app is available via the Apple iTunes app store and on NGA’s GitHub account, and the agency plans to release the app on the Google Play store in the future.

“Releasing DICE to the app store and Google Play will allow NGA to easily provide consistent access to GEOINT for consumers operating in disconnected environments,” said Ben Tuttle, NGA mobile apps team lead.

“Additionally, as the app is built on open standards and has been released as open source software on the NGA GitHub account, it should allow other agencies to take advantage of this capability for distributing interactive data to disconnected users as well,” Tuttle added.

The app detects items loaded into it and presents the data in list, grid or map view.

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