February 10, 2012

Contact:  Christine Lally (916) 319-9223

 SACRAMENTO – Technology Agency Secretary Carlos Ramos announced the launch of a new California State Mobile Web Template, Version 3.0 at the Government Mobility Forum.  The newly redesigned template allows developers to create mobile applications that can access state resources from any smartphone device. 

“The latest enhancements to the state’s mobile template re-enforce our single goal – to make government more accessible to Californians at any time, from anywhere and at their convenience.  Template 3.0 gives state departments the tools to be self-efficient, nimble and responsive to the needs of Californians, and at the right price – the template is free,” said Secretary Ramos.

Mobile Template 3.0 is free and downloadable, allowing for rapid deployment of mobile applications for state departments.  35 departments currently use Template Version 2 and will adopt Version 3 this year.  Using GPS (global positioning system) driven applications, the new template automatically detects the location of a user’s device allowing the user the ability to interact with location based geographic data resources developed by the state.

California launched its first mobile portal and iPhone app ( Locator) in 2009.  Since then, state departments have added many web-based and device “embedded” mobile applications.  In 2010, the state released Mobile Template 2.0, which included several new dynamic, web-based apps and simple location-based functionality.  Mobile Template 3.0 is one of the many exciting mobile development tools from the California Technology Agency.

To access California’s one-stop mobile toolbox featuring mobile apps, resources and developer training videos, please visit  California’s Mobile Template Version 3.0 can be found here.