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Obama and Romney both release apps, Romney to announce VP with his

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Obama and Romney both release apps, Romney to announce VP with his
Just in case you live in America and aren't completely sick of the presidential race, both President Obama and the presumptive Republican nominee Willard "Mitt" Romey have released new apps for both iOS and Android, and the apps definitely show two very different aims and interests in the smartphone crowd. 

President Obama has been pretty tech friendly ever since the last election, and has been pushing the White House into the information age pretty steadily, starting on the day he was inaugurated when the White House launched its official YouTube page. The president's new app, called Obama for America, is pretty full featured and includes options to learn about the president's policies and how they are being enacted, get and share news, find local events to support the campaign, and of course the ever present donate button. Unfortunately, the app is only available for iOS.

On the other side, Mitt Romney's app, called Mitt's VP, does just that. It will let you know via push notification when and who Romney chooses for his VP. That's it, but it is available for both iOS and Android. This adds to Romney's other app, I'm With Mitt, which had the notorious misspelling of "America", but beyond that, the app didn't do anything other than let you put stickers on images and share them. And Romney's apps obviously collect your data for later use, but the apps do seem a bit thin on content. It would be far more interesting to see an app for Romney that gave a bit more, like updates on his recent international trip or something. 

Either way, no matter who you support, there is an app available. Obama for America is available for free in the iTunes App Store. Mitt's VP is also available for free on either iOS or Android

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posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:45 3

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Who cares! :D

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:51 5

2. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


ZZZZ.... Yawn...

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:16 2

3. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Obama is a fan of technology and supports iOS. He has my voice!

No, wait, there is something the fanboys here forget... There are more important things in life than mobile OS's you should care about, especially when it is America's future. So the comment above are disturbing for me.

P.S. Im German.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:38 7

5. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


No offense but I think viral campaigning is just hogwash. An app that requires 12MB of my delicious storage just to find out "first" who's Mitt Romney Vice President nominee is purely inefficient.

P.S. I'm American (don't know why this has anything to do with the article but just letting you know we won WW2)

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:39 1

6. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Obama's app actually seems worth a try. Not only because it is an iOS-high quality app.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:50 1

7. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Best one Obama funding could actually buy I bet but it's just not for me thanks.

Whenever I lend an open ear for politics and/or voting I would like to see both sides of the coin before choosing but not "drinking the kool-aid" of their campaigns.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:54 4

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Satatistics says taht iOS "high quality" apps tend to crash three times more than Android apps ;)

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 01:06

11. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


PhoneArenaUser: There are statistics saying the opposite. And no wonder, Google Play Apps make around 7% of the paid app revenues and an unknown number more overall downloads. Also, only the crashes that were reported matter. When Android freezes, it freezes for real.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 05:22 1

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"There are statistics saying the opposite."

Could you show me them ?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 09:32 1

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"There are statistics saying the opposite."

Could you show me them ?

So, I guess you can't loser...

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 16:56 1

9. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


ROFL....we indeed won WW2!...hahahaha

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 20:30 1

10. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


@ shadowcell

WON??!!??

You mean many lives are lost. Many young men were sent to war and died for insane ambitions. And America also contributed to that gruesome part of history? There is no winning in war.

I'm Singaporean ;)

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 14:31 2

4. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


They're both just gonna make it worse.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:56 1

15. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


So do the smart thing and vote for the asshole who will make it less worse.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:26

12. quakan (Posts: 1160; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Can we just hurry up and fast forward into the second term already.

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