It seems the first public sector application has been developed for the Windows Store.

The app is called Bay County Tax Collector and it’s made specifically for the Bay County, Florida tax office. The app is designed to let users search for property and real estate taxes in the Bay County, Florida area.

The app was made by a company called VisualGov Solutions which has done software development for other public sector organizations.

It’s an interesting category to watch and you can be sure that worldwide local, state and governement organizations will be watching closely to see how this goes.

If Metro (yup I said it) adds value, this may open a tidal wave of new apps in this category.


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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Ezekiel Carsella

    you killed disqus again???? you mean first government app right?

    • Onuora Amobi

      Yeah I killed Disqus.

      I might apply it at some point but the SEO downside is way too great.

    • Onuora Amobi

      The blog has 7700 comments. Disqus and Google do not seem to agree as far as SEO goes…

  • Onuora Amobi

    Oh and yeah, I meant government app…

  • lalit