Pennsylvania recruits students to help go mobile-first

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  • 3 years ago


Pennsylvanians who need access to state services to combat drug and alcohol problems will now have a more mobile-friendly option thanks to the first successful rollout of a project from a state-supported MobilePA Challenge.

The challenge, an initiative of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency, or GO-TIME, partnered the state with a college or university to enlist students to build a mobile-first solution to a state problem at low or no cost.

The “Get Help Now” mobile website, developed predominantly by students from Harrisburg Area Community College, will replace and improve the services currently available on the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs website, which was originally designed for desktop use, before the state’s mobile-first policy was in place.

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