Obama, Romney make big app pushes

News Marin Perez 14:06, Jul 31 2012

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney will be using smartphone apps heavily during this election

The upcoming Presidential election will be hotly contested and both President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will be using everything at their disposal to try and reach voters. Because this is 2012, that means both campaigns will be placing a large role on smartphone apps. 

Romney will actually be announcing his vice presidential pick via a smartphone app that's aptly named "Mitt's VP." The app can be downloaded for Android and iPhone and it will send a push notification to people once the decision has been made. The VP pick can then be shared via multiple social networks. 

This is the first time that the VP pick will be shown via a smartphone app but it's not the first time we've seen heavy mobile involvement. In 2008, then candidate Obama made his selection by text message. 

Speaking of Obama, his campaign also released the Obama for America iPhone app. This app, which is coming to Android soon, is meant to deliver facts to votes, help people find pro-Obama events, share breaking news, donate to Obama's campaign and it also directs users how to get involved with the campaign. 

It's clear that smartphone apps for political campaigns are here to stay. What would you want from a candidate's app? 

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