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Hagan has her own app

Sen. Kay Hagan has an app.

The application for iPads, iPhones and Androids will help the folks back home keep track of what she’s doing, according to her office.

The free app is supposed to make it easier to contact her office and provide videos, photos and updates. Her office says she’s only one of a handful of senators with their own app.

To download, search “Senator Hagan.”

Reporting fraud? There's an app for that

The state Auditor's Office has a smartphone application that allows people who spot government fraud or waste to report it, using their smartphones, to the office's investigative division.

Users can download photos or video to support their allegations, according to the office. By law, the names of those making reports are kept confidential. The app, available for iPhones and for phones using the Android operating system, allows for anonymous reporting.

Obama app offers campaign map for volunteers

In a bid to maximize its grassroots effort in North Carolina and elsewhere, President Barack Obama’s campaign plans to unveil a new smartphone app Tuesday that will offer localized information on everything from where supporters can volunteer and vote to how they can donate money and report abuses by poll workers on Election Day.

The app – available Tuesday for iPhones and in coming days for Android devices – will also give supporters information about how to register voters, Charlotte's Tim Funk reports. And it’ll include maps to find local Obama campaign events and phone banks and will allow volunteers to canvass their neighborhood directly from the app. Read more here.

General Assembly app available for iPhone

Legislative staff said last month when they debuted the General Assembly app for Android that iPhone and iPad users would not be left out.

They kept their promise. The free app for iOS devices is now available for download. Find the link at the General Assembly home page, and enjoy.

Happy Constitution Day. All the best, Bob.

Does former state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr sleep with a copy of the state constitution under his pillow?

Maybe not, but he sure likes talking about it. Now, his outfit, the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law has made it possible to keep a copy on your iPhone.

Just in time for Constitution Day.

And it's free.

The institute says the app is a joint project between its staff and software developer Brian Goins.

“We are excited to put the North Carolina constitution in the hands of North Carolinians,” said NCICL senior staff attorney Jason Kay.

“Now, more easily than ever before, citizens can read, study, and educate others about the state constitution—the cornerstone of state law and the chief limitation on state government.”

Thanks, NCICL.

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