STATE LICENSING AGENCY ANNOUNCES FIRST FREE iPHONE APP
DBPR unveils iPhone, Android apps to promote consumer access to license information
March 2, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today announced it has developed the first free smartphone apps for a Florida state agency. The iPhone and Android apps for DBPR will allow consumers to search for state licenses by name or license number, enabling people to check instantaneously whether an individual has a business or professional license in the State of Florida.
In addition to licensing information, both apps will also feature the department’s weekly newsletter, which includes a message from the department's Secretary and important announcements from the department and its divisions. A second version with additional consumer tools is already in development.
The iPhone app is available in the Apple iTunes marketplace, online at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dbpr-mobile/id421389533?mt=8
The Android app is available in the Android marketplace, online at: https://market.android.com/details?id=us.fl.state.dbpr&feature=search_result
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. More information about the department and its divisions is available online at hhtp://www.MyFloridaLicense.com.