hōrd iPhone app aims to revolutionize contract visibility
A new iPhone app, hōrd, wants to change the way federal government contracts are followed.
Developed by Arlington, Va.-based startup GovTribe and available for $3.99 on iTunes, hōrd gives users access to real-time contract activity, including the ability to follow new listings by agency, specific contracting officers and private-sector contract history and activity.
Data for the app is pulled from FedBizOpps and USAspending.gov, and GovTribe is building proprietary technology that tracks and categorizes contract information so it’s more accessible for users to follow. Currently, only contract data from U.S. Agency for International Development, State Department and the Millennium Challenge Corporation is available on hōrd, however, an updated version scheduled for May will include all federal agencies.
Current customers include government contractors, federal government employees and journalists.
Plans for expanding hōrd to other platforms are slated for the next six to 12 months.
GovTribe was founded in September 2012 by former government contractors Nate Nash, Jay Hariani and Marc Vogtman who all previously worked for Deloitte and Bearing Point.