Iowa State Fair Launches New Interactive Mobile Site

Iowa State Fair Launches New Interactive Mobile Site

Use your smartphone, tablet device or computer to find out all kinds of information about the 2012 Iowa State Fair.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds on August 8 announced the availability of the 2012 mobile site developed in partnership with the Iowa State Fair and Iowa Interactive. The site, which was developed by Iowa Interactive' s self-funded model, will enhance Iowa State Fair attendees' experience by providing information on the Iowa State Fair's daily schedule, entertainment, food vendors, fairground map, attractions and other general information.

The Iowa State Fair is one of the largest events in Iowa and, now with the mobile site, Iowans have the opportunity to access State Fair information at their fingertips.

The mobile Iowa State Fair site can be accessed at mobile.iowastatefair.org/ and is available through mobile devices including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, iPad and other tablet devices. People who are getting ready to attend the fair may also access the site from home on their computer with an Internet browser by using the same URL. 

"The Iowa State Fair is one of the largest events in Iowa and, now with the mobile site, Iowans have the opportunity to access state fair information at their fingertips. The Iowa State Fair mobile site will help fair-goers experience all that the fair has to offer," says Branstad.

The Iowa State Fair mobile site was developed by Iowa Interactive

The site was developed by Iowa Interactive, which also built the Governor's, Lt. Governor's and the governor's special assistant for education, Linda Fandel's websites. This is the second year for the state fair mobile site.

 "As Gov. Branstad's representative on the Iowa State Fair Board of Directors, I am proud to once again provide fair-goers with the most current information about the state fair events through current technology. The mobile site is a great enhancement to the Iowa State Fair atmosphere and community," said Reynolds. 

 * Iowa State Fair: "Nothing Compares" to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, which runs August 9 to 19. For more information, call 800-545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org. 

 * About Iowa Interactive: Iowa Interactive built and manages the official website for the state of Iowa (Iowa.gov) and partners with state and local entities to bring new government services online. Iowa Interactive is a service of IOWAccess and is managed by the Department of Administrative Services and the eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV - News).

 * About NIC: NIC Inc. is a company that is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,100 federal, state and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at www.nicusa.com.  

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