Hawaii Attorney General wins Best Government Mobile Application and Best Information Services Mobile Application
HONOLULU – January 6, 2016 – The Hawaii Sex Offender Search has been awarded the titles of Best Government Mobile Application and Best Information Services Mobile Application of 2015 by the Web Marketing Association in its annual MobileWebAwards competition.
In April 2015, the Department of the Attorney General Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center released a major upgrade to the mobile Hawaii Sex Offender Search app. App users can now sign up for alerts regarding offenders in an area based on zip code or street name and city. Alerts indicate that an offender has relocated to the area or an existing offender in the area has updated their registration information.
Chapter 846E, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), mandates that the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center maintain a central repository of covered offenders in the State of Hawaii. A covered offender is a sex offender or an offender against minors, as defined in Chapter 846E, HRS. Public access to this information is based solely on the fact of each offender’s criminal conviction and is not based on an estimate of the offender’s level of dangerousness.
The Web Marketing Association announced the winners for the 4th annual MobileWebAwards Competition Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The Competition is judged by experienced, objective professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-art in mobile web development, design, and marketing according to a predefined set of criteria. WebAwards are granted at three levels: Best of Industry, Outstanding WebAward, and Best of Show.
The Hawaii Sex Offender Search is available for Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices. Users can access this free application by downloading the app through the Apple or Android App stores. Those without a mobile device can also view an online directory of Hawaii registered sex offenders and other covered offenders at sexoffender.ehawaii.gov.
Both applications were created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC (the Hawaii State Portal Provider).
About the Department of the Attorney General Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
The Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) is an agency of the Department of the Attorney General in the State of Hawaii and is responsible for the statewide criminal history record information system (CJIS-Hawaii), the statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), the statewide Sex Offender and Other Covered Offender Registry, and the Adult Criminal Conviction Information Web Site (https://ecrim.ehawaii.gov).
About the MobileWebAwards
The MobileWebAwards Competition (http://www.mobile-webaward.org) is produced by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in mobile websites and apps, recognize the individuals and organizations responsible, and showcase the best in award-winning mobile development. The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for internet marketing and website development.
Hawaii’s official Internet portal, portal.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC partners with Hawaii state and county government agencies to bring more services online and improve public access to government information.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.