Fugitives, beware: FBI's Most Wanted list goes mobile

There is a lot of information smart-phone users need when they're on the go: weather, traffic, news, the latest on their stock portfolios. Now the FBI is offering access to something mobile users probably didn't know they needed: the Most Wanted List.

The new smart-phone version of the bureau's website, which is optimized for mobile devices, includes the popular 10 Most Wanted feature as well as crime statistics, scrollable lists of missing children, the sex offender registry and background checks, Information Week reports.

The mobile site was built with HTML5, AJAX, and JavaScript and does not require any apps or downloads to access.

You never know when the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list could lead to an arrest. The bureau's informational site about the list credits 127 apprehensions of fugitives from publicity generated by the list. Of those, 28 are from television programs such as "America's Most Wanted." Only two are from the Internet so far. But authorities are hoping mobile devices are the new post office walls.

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