Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan that will give New Yorkers the ability to access permits and conduct various state business online. The new initiative will also encourage software developers to create a “New York app store” according to NY Post. The plan will supposedly save taxpayers $100 million a year. Free and detailed records from the state will be available in the cloud and are intended to propel software developers to create apps with the information.
An administration official said, “The governor wants the state to be more like Apple, Microsoft or Google. We’re a high-tech state in the private sector and we’re going to become a high-tech state in the public sector so that people can use their iPhones or iPads to access state services.We’re looking to do everything online in the future.”