US Census Browser
By Andrew Trice
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The 2010 Census Browser application is a quick and easy way to browse and digest population demographic profiles from the United States 2010 Census. The Census Browser allows you to quickly and easily browse by States and Counties to view population information.
What's New in Version 2.2
User interface/usability improvements.
Quick and simple access to census data in an easy to grasp format.
I've been waiting for an app like this! I would like to see the populations of cities/places as well. I think it could be done either by giving an option of county or city/place after the user selects the state instead of going directly to county selection or by placing a cities/places category in the data window for each county that when selected would show a listing of the cities/places in that county and their populations. Option one I think would more easily allow for more information on each of the cities/places, while option two would probably just allow for listing of the populations of each city/place. A couple of other cool ideas I had would be to have access to previous censuses and to be able to compare them to each other side by side. Maybe those could be pay-to-upgrade options? I know I'd happy to pay for them!
Can be classified as a reference app. That good.
The app is small, fast, and to the point.
All excellent qualities in software. U. S. Census data is at your fingertips. Consider this app in the same class as a dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas.
Improvements? Offline availability of data, a big problem with many data apps Allow user browsing of Census site or offloading of email attachments of Census data packages.
Can't see all the data!
The app's functional design does not allow the user to see all of the data tha tis presented. On the iPad there is no way to scroll the data display up to see what is off the page at the bottom.
The "interactive map" section seems to be just a map, nothing interactive at all, no census geography boundaries, etc. just a map!