Arkansas.gov becomes first state to offer mobile payments for eGovernment services
With today’s launch of http://arkansas.gov/m, Arkansas is the first state to provide secure payment processing specifically for smartphone users. It's part of the official web site of the state of Arkansas.
Starting today, the Arkansas.gov mobile site features secure payments for three high-volume online government services: inmate trust account deposits; probation and parole supervision and restitution payments; and Pulaski County property tax payments. These mobile applications provide an option for users to access government services and are available on all smartphone operating platforms, including the iPhone, Blackberry, Google Android, Windows Mobile, and Palm, says Claire Bailey, chief information officer of the state of Arkansas.
The state’s decision to launch an optimized mobile version of Arkansas.gov was driven by the growing popularity of smartphone devices in the state. “We recognize that Arkansans are increasingly using their smartphones for everyday Internet access and are aggressively introducing new mobile-friendly online services that work on a range of smartphone operating platforms,” says Bailey.
The applications will render on any mobile device based on the specific device’s screen size and capabilities, which makes government information and services even more convenient and accessible. All Visa, MasterCard, and Discover mobile transactions are processed through Arkansas.gov’s secure payment system.