Iowa Smoke Free Homes Unveils Remodeled Mobile Website
Date: Monday, December 21, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa--Iowa Smoke Free Homes has launched a completely redesigned website which serves as the hub for information about secondhand smoke, property listings and how property owners can participate in the program. The website, which can be found at https://smokefreehomes.iowa.gov, uses a responsive design enabling visitors to use their smartphones or tablets with the same functionality as visitors using a desktop computer.
The website tools provide potential renters a smoke free property search. This search can display all the available properties through a dynamic map or a filterable list view. The site also provides property managers and owners an application where they can submit their smoke free properties to be added to the site property listing. All these services are provided at no cost to the renter or the property owner.
“Our site allows us to interact with our constituents more effectively and it also gives us the ability to quickly provide the most accurate program information possible,” said Sieglinde Prior, Smoke Free Homes Coordinator. “Keeping our website up-to-date with the latest technology while providing user-friendly functionality is important to us, especially with the increasing dependence on mobile devices in today’s culture.”
The website was redesigned in partnership with Iowa Interactive, LLC, of Des Moines. The Iowa Smoke Free Homes and Iowa Interactive operate under a self-funded model in which no additional tax dollars were used to develop or maintain the website.
The Iowa Smoke Free Homes website is the twelfth state agency to implement Iowa Interactive’s content management system (CMS). In addition to the CMS product, Iowa Interactive manages the state’s official Web portal, Iowa.gov, and specializes in other online government applications.
About Iowa Smoke Free Homes The Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control and local tobacco control programs work to reduce tobacco use and the toll of tobacco-caused disease and death by preventing youth from starting, helping adults and youth to quit, and preventing exposure to secondhand smoke. About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive (II) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official website for the state of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. Iowa interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.govand is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC Founded in 1992, NIC (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 https://www.egov.com.