When Palantir Technologies, a company valued at over $2.5 billion, needed a native iPad application for the United States Government, they relied on DrewCrawfordApps to deliver a reliable, dependable solution.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) District Stability Framework is a framework and field-level tool that identifies regional instability and designs programs and activities to address them in part through data collection and field surveys. The DSF is a joint military-civilian program involving the US Army, Joint Forces Command, and the United States Marine Corps, as well as other military and civilian stakeholders.
DrewCrawfordApps delivered a straightforward questionnaire application requiring minimal training for on-the-ground forces to use to conduct surveys providing key logistics information advancing the foreign aid and foreign policy goals of the United States, including data import and export with enterprise analytics systems and location collection.
USAID Chief Information Officer Jerry Horton sees a bright future for iPad applications at USAID.
Horton is particularly excited about USAID-developed apps.
“The nice thing about the iPad and the iPhone is the development infrastructure is fairly simple. It doesn’t require a lot of resources to develop an application,” says Horton. “So it’s not something we have to develop in Washington. The more they can develop in the field the better.” He says some missions are already developing them.
DrewCrawfordApps is excited to be on the leading edge of iPad development for government, enterprise, and industrial applications and is humbled to serve troops and their families.