Delaware Launches State’s First Windows 8 App With Delaware Fresh

Windows 8 users can now take advantage of the popular Delaware Fresh farm-market location app from the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The app is now available for all Windows 8 devices, from mobile phones and tablets to Windows 8 desktops, joining existing iPhone and Android versions. The app was developed by Delaware Interactive as part of the Delaware eGovernment Initiative. This is the first Windows 8 application for the state of Delaware, continuing the eGovernment Initiative drive to bring state information and services to Delawareans. The app is free and available for download at http://www.apps.delaware.gov.

The Delaware Fresh app provides an interactive map of farmers’ markets, agritourism spots and other public farm operations across the state, highlighting specialty locations such as Christmas tree farms during those seasons. It provides market names, addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation. The app includes a listing of just what each market has to offer. If the market has a website, the user can easily click to that site through the app.

"This app is a great way for Delaware residents and travelers to instantly find the best local vegetables, fruits, meats and other products close by," said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. "It's connecting our tech-savvy consumers with the best Delaware farmers have to offer."

“We’re committed to creating new and convenient eGovernment tools for Delaware,” said Greg Hughes, Director of the Delaware Government Information Center (GIC), which leads eGovernment efforts in the First State. “Governor Jack Markell has directed us to look for ways to make government more efficient, effective and open. Mobile apps and eGovernment tools like Delaware Fresh help us meet that goal.”

About Delaware Interactive

Delaware Interactive is part of the eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Its focus is accelerating the number of online services available to Delaware citizens and businesses through the state’s official portal, Delaware.gov. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

About NIC

NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com

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