New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Feb. 18 announced the deployment of a free mobile app that enables veterans to access state and federal services via smartphones and tablets, reported The Associate Press. The New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs developed the app, which is available to iOS and Android users.

"The brave men and women of the Armed Forces have dedicated their lives to defending our nation and this new app helps ensure these heroes and their families have access to the resources and services they need after returning home," Gov. Cuomo said in a press release. "This is one more way we are using technology to make a smarter and stronger New York."

The app not only gives veterans easy access to education, employment, health care and housing resources, but also includes a location feature that shows nearby veterans' affairs field offices and medical facilities. Users will also receive updates on federal and state assistance programs.

This app is the latest in a series of mobile information portals developed by New York. Over the past few years the state has released apps that provide information on parks programs and display up-to-date train timings.