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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Release Android Version of Mobile Game Check Application

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) has published a mobile application for users of Android-based phones and tablets. The application provides all of the features of the popular AGFC iPhone application, which was released in 2009 and has been downloaded over 80,000 times. In 2012 over 28 percent of hunters checked their game using the iPhone application.

“The iPhone application was very successful,” said Nancy Ledbetter with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “We have a growing number of users with Android phones, and we’re proud to offer this mobile application to help them access information from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission while they are outdoors enjoying Arkansas’s natural resources.”

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Android application provides information and services for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts enjoying the Natural State. Hunters can check game, view season dates and bag limits. Anglers can view fishing reports, use the fish identification search, and see Arkansas record catches. A personalized trophy case allows users to upload their photos and trophy information which can be shared on Facebook, AGFC.com and email. Daily News and Alert notifications with links to AGFC Twitter and Facebook pages are available. Also included are links to purchase licenses on AGFC.COM. There have been over 10,500 downloads at https://play.google.com/store/search?q=agfc&c=apps since the application launched. Arkansas is among the most progressive states in delivering mobile-friendly government solutions.

About Arkansas.gov

Arkansas.gov is the official Web site of the state of Arkansas (http://www.arkansas.gov) and a service of the Information Network of Arkansas offering more than 1,100 state and local online services. The Information Network of Arkansas is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium that helps state government entities Web-enable their information services. Little Rock-based AIC is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) 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 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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