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Obama campaign publishes iPhone app

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Thu October 2, 2008

Obama iPhone app

The US presidential campaign for Barack Obama has taken the unusual step of publishing its own iPhone application. The Obama for America app sorts and prioritizes a user's phone contacts, organizing them according to which states the campaign sees as "battlegrounds" for the election; people from Colorado and Michigan, for example, are listed higher than those from Texas or California. The number of calls made through the app is reported back, but the campaign claims not to receive any personal information.

Other features of the app include Get Involved, which uses GPS to locate the nearest campaign office, and Local Events, which similarly displays upcoming pushes. A Media component links to photos and videos, though some YouTube clips are said to be producing errors. Finally, people can choose to access more general information through News and Issues menus, and check a ticker that counts down to the November 4th elections. The app is a free download.

by MacNN Staff



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  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I hope one of the options

    I hope one of the status options is: Won't vote for a Socialist, nor a Fascist, voting Chuck Baldwin.

    Because otherwise the app would not help me much.

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  1. MindBlade

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Very important feature

    Interactive features that graphically show how much your taxes will be increasing with each passing year of the Obama Administration.

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  1. ClevelandAdv

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i-Boma App

    Turns the iPhone into a weapon of class destruction. Everyone become a peasant.

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  1. aSevie

    Joined: Dec 1969


    So hip...

    Wow, he is so hip, he should be President!

    Does this app also show his 5, wait, I mean 4, no, 3, yes, 3 requirements for his support of the bailout?

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  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969


    F*ck Obama

    See above.

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  1. iChick

    Joined: Dec 1969



    They think America is really stupid. He is not qualified to be President. There is no Fortune 500 company that would hire him to be CEO, as he has NO experience. Why would he be hired as CEO and Commander in Chief of this country?

    Go away Obama.

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  1. bloggerblog

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It has come to this

    We are expected to choose between two crappy candidates, thanks to blocking 3rd party debates.

    I would've voted for Ron Paul if he was not shunned and forced out of the Republican debates, but sadly the best running candidate is Ralph Nader. Yes, it has come to this, I'm voting NaderGonzales.

  1. 64stang06

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not bad

    It's nice to see candidates embracing technology, regardless of who it is.

  1. reciprocity

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Great Idea

    What a creative idea (and a genuinely useful promotional tool for Obama supporters). They should have offered both a free and a paid version with the same features to make it easier for people to donate money to their campaign.

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  1. osxpro

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's for the children!

    Would that be all "57" US states he referred to?

    When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."
    Adolf Hitler

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