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Arkansas' Redesigned Mobile Hunting App Wins AVA Digital Award

New Features and Updated Design Garner Highest Honor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is proud to announce that the recently redesigned Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) mobile app won a Platinum AVA Digital Award in the Government App for Citizens category. This award recognizes outstanding work in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Out of 2,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 23 other countries, only sixteen percent of the entries won this top award.

"When the app was first launched over a decade ago, it was a very innovative and progressive initiative for a resource management agency like AGFC," said Spencer Griffith, AGFC Marketing Coordinator. "With all the changes in game checks, wildlife observation reporting, digital licenses, and more, we decided to completely overhaul the app to take advantage of technological advancements and to provide Arkansans a modern app that is easy to use and enhances their outdoor experience."

AGFC partnered with INA to build the new app, featuring an updated, clean look that makes it easy for users to find what they need. The app provides hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts with features such as:

  • improved game check process
  • ability to store license data digitally
  • location-based weather and forecasts (wind direction and speed, barometric pressure, Moon phase and more)
  • a hunting area locator to help hunters find likely places to pursue their game
  • updated wildlife observation reporting sections
  • hiking and water trails that offer a richer outdoor experience for adventure seekers
  • feeds for the AGFC waterfowl report, fishing report, and latest news

The app is available through both the Apple App store and Google Play store.

About Information Network of Arkansas

The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information and services. Little Rock-based AIC is celebrating its 21st year as the state's official digital government services partner, and is part of digital government firm NIC's (Nasdaq: EGOV) family of companies. A local tech employer, AIC was recently named to the 2018 "Best Places to Work in Arkansas" list sponsored by Arkansas Business. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 900 state and local online services.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Information Network of Arkansas
Bob Sanders, 501-324-8915
bob@ark.org

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Spencer Griffith, 501-223-6391
spencer.griffith@agfc.ar.gov

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