By Adele Hampton - 02/13/12 03:32 PM EST
The morning of its release, Obama's budget was available to anyone with a smartphone. The new app from the Government Printing Office gives politicians and economic enthusiasts alike access to 216 pages of text and images of one of the four volumes of the president's spending outline. The rest of the more than 2,000-page budget will be available through the government's digital data system.
And the free app is a bargain compared to the $218 printed copy.
Obama's administration defended the plan against conservative attacks saying the budget strikes a balance between a short-term boost in the country's economy and long-term repair to the nation's deficit.
The president is expected to outline his budget Monday morning, while House Republicans are expected to release their counter-proposal in March.