Want to know where the President of the United States was on a given Thursday afternoon? And what he said?
It’s now possible.
In fact, according to a new mobile Web application, Barack Obama was recording his weekly address at 3:35 p.m. September 27. And the the transcript of the recording is there, too.
Today, the U.S. Government Printing Office and the National Archives and Records Administration’s Office of the Federal Register released the app covering the President’s daily public activities. The app is part of both agencies efforts to support the White House Digital Strategy by ensuring the American people have access to government information on any device.
The app offers access to executive orders, speeches, statements, communications to Congress and federal agencies, approved acts, nominations submitted to the Senate, White House announcements and White House press releases.
Search capabilities allow users to access content by date, category, subject, or location, which includes a map feature. This is the first time GPO has enabled an app with a geolocation feature providing users with access to the most recent content near their location.
The Presidential Documents app is the third released by GPO; other apps include the FY 2013 Budget app and the Mobile Member Guide, which provides users with official biographical information about Members of the 112th Congress. GPO has also supported the Library of Congress in creating an iPad app for the Congressional Record. The Presidential Documents app represents the first app for the OFR and the third app for the National Archives.