GOV.UK Notify – the government's digital communications platform – is fast becoming established in central government. We’re now ready to start offering Notify to local government.
Government as a Platform
Government as a Platform is a common core infrastructure of shared digital systems, technology and processes on which it’s easy to build brilliant, user-centric government services. Examples include GOV.UK Pay and GOV.UK Notify.
Our new product pages and a new technical documentation format help users recognise that a resource is provided or curated by GDS.
We’ve launched the Service Toolkit to give teams across government quick access to the resources they need to build and run services.
The US government runs an International Visitors Leadership Program, which brings together future leaders from around the world. The most recent visit was for future digital and technology leaders and GDS was invited to take part. We wanted to share what we learnt.
Webchat is a support channel where users can talk to advisers through real-time online text chat. We ran an alpha to learn from departments that have been using webchat and to learn what works for users.
Earlier this week, I was asked to speak on this subject at TechUK’s Public Sector 2030 event.
Individual registers are good but an ecosystem of linked registers is even better. That’s why every register needs to be designed with the wider ecosystem in mind.
Last week, GDS hosted a hack day for developers from across government.
Paul Downey explains why registers have links, how links help users of data, and talks about some of the implications of linking for an organisation operating a register.
We’re helping people who are transforming public services by making it simpler, clearer, and faster for them to buy what they need.