Election-Friendly Apps Keep You Informed
Stay connected with election news.
With an app for seemingly everything, now is the perfect time to stay engaged on the political scene.
These timely election apps will help keep you up on the latest news.
The Washington Post released an update to its WP Politics for iPad app, adding a new section called “The Forum” with easily browsable Twitter lists that organize more than 300 relevant accounts into six groups: news outlets, campaigns, partisans, prominent office holders, fact checkers, and jesters.
Time Warner has a brand new CNN-Time Convention Floor Pass app for iPhone, iPad and Android. It will have the customary news, analysis and alerts from the party conventions, as well as a daily Time magazine “cover” image and cover story, multimedia of past convention speeches and a social dashboard of election-related tweets and iReport integration.
And then there are some new tools aimed at fact-checking and bringing transparency to political advertising.
- Settle It! has easy tools to look up or request fact-checks, a list of trending items and a quiz to test your knowledge. It was recently launched by PolitiFact, Poynter and the Knight Foundation for iPhone and Android users.
The Sunlight Foundation released a new iPhone and Android app called Ad Hawk, which uses the device’s microphone to listen to an ad as it’s airing on TV, matches the audio signature against a database of ads, and then returns campaign finance data about the campaign or Super PAC that paid for the ad.
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