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Get Rich with Apps! is on the Kindle, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Get Rich with Apps! is available on paper (from Amazon) and -- to no one's great surprise -- in iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Buy the Kindle edition here and download the iPod/iPod touch/iPad Kindle app here (the apps are free -- see Strategy #1 in the book for a discussion of how you can give an app away while generating income through its functionality.

A single purchased copy of the Kindle edition can be deployed on up to four devices simultaneously.

The accompanying image is captured from Kindle on iPad displaying a page from the book.

There's an article on elsewhere on this site. I discuss what it is (a clearinghouse from the General Services Adminsitration--GSA) of apps and other software available for government use often with preferred pricing. There are also add-on agreements even for free apps that sometimes modify the terms of service for government use. Several download links in the article and more on the site itself.

Citizen Reports on iPhone and iPad

City of Portland Citizen Reports is a terrific app and a great contribution to the world of public apps.

It's a classic iPhone app that relies on the camera and GPS. Take a photo, note your location (automatically or manually on a map), choose your category (Street Lights, Potholes, etc.), and add your comments. Your contact information can be provided, but it's optional. You can also track your previous reports.

Apps in Government

The low cost, shorter development time, and ease of use make apps extremely attractive to non-profits and government organizations as well as to their for-profit colleagues. As is the case with any organization, there's often a bureaucracy as well as established policies and procedures that can make the use of new technologies such as apps a challenge.

App Store Statistics

Terrific statistics from Filip Truta at iWorld. The number of apps in the App Store is closing in on 190,000, and nearly 5,000 iPad apps.

And speaking of iPad, Apple announced that in the first month it sold a million of them.