The Government has launched a new smartphone and tablet application based around the release of the Budget on Thursday.
The new app will allow users to look at documents from the Budget, read press releases and watch video coverage of the Budget’s release.
The app was designed and built in four weeks by developer PaperKite and will be available for download tomorrow afternoon.
Finance Minister Bill English says the app, called NZ Budget, was funded through savings made in the printing process.
He says the app is an example of the Government keeping up with the times.
Now when I’m in-between meetings – or simply waiting for the bus – and I want to know the 2016 forecasts for the governments depreciation and amortisation costs I can simply use this new NZ Budget app on my smart-phone instead of the web browser on my smartphone.