Software will allow David Cameron to stay on top of Government business
David Cameron is to receive a personalised iPad app to help him stay on top of Government business, it has been reported.
Programmers inside the Cabinet Office are designing a new app that will bring together all the latest information from across Whitehall.
The software will allow the Prime Minister to see the latest NHS waiting-list figures, crime statistics, unemployment numbers and a wide variety of other data at a glance.
The idea for the app came after his advisers returned from a trip to the US.
It will also include "real time" news information from Google and Twitter, the Times of London reported. Cameron is known to be an iPad devotee, using it to read newspapers as well as to tune into radio programmes. Unlike his predecessor Gordon Brown, who had a secure e-mail address linked with the government network, Cameron prefers to receive papers on which he can write notes which can then be reviewed by staff.
Cameron does, however, stay in informal contact with MPs and advisers via text message.
A team from the Cabinet Office is in charge of putting the app together and it is expected to be ready by March.