Track President Obama's official documents via a new Web app

You won't find the app, launched by the feds today, in a marketplace. But head to your nearest Web browser and you can access all of the president's executive orders, speeches, and other documents.

The Presidential Documents app.
The Presidential Documents app. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

A new mobile application centering on President Barack Obama and his daily activities has launched. But it hasn't launched where you might expect.

The U.S. Government Printing Office and the National Archives' Office of the Federal Register announced today that they have launched the Presidential Documents app (PDF). The program comes with access to all of the president's executive orders, speeches, approved acts, and White House press releases, among other documents.

However, while developers are constantly delivering new applications to mobile marketplaces, like Apple's App Store and Google Play, the government agencies balked at that idea. Instead, Presidential Documents is a mobile Web app accessible in the browser.

Presidential Documents is actually the third app released by the Government Printing Office. The agency has previously launched a fiscal year 2013 Budget app, as well as a Mobile Member guide offering biographical information on congress members.

The Presidential Documents app is available now in all of its mobile, er, Web, glory.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.


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