Help make Latvian app a winner

A mobile app developed by the Latvian State Chancellery is in with a chance of winning an industry award - and the people behind it are asking for your help.

The State Chancellery's mobile application "Football" is among the laureates in the mobile application competition "World Summit Award Mobile" (WSA Mobile) held by the United Nations Organization, and has already been ranked among the 40 best in the world overall and in the top five in the 'Government and Participation' category.

The app has been used as part of an effort to streamline public administration, "passing" quick feedback from the public and between departments - hence the "Football" name.

The app also functions as a database of public administration institutions (address, contact information, working hours, location on a map etc.)  making it a unique digital society participation tool for a EU government.

The public can check out the nominated apps and vote for them until January 26, 2015.

You can cast your vote here.

Given Latvians' cheeky recent success in elevating NHL hockey star Zemgus Girgensons to All-Star status via massive online voting, maybe this is another Latvian success story that can be given a not-so-subtle cyber push?

You can watch a video about the app in action (with English subtitles) here:

 

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