Thursday, October 02, 2008

Obama on iPhone

By Michael J.W. Stickings

The Obama campaign is incredibly smart, incredibly creative, and incredibly cool:

Obama releases iPhone recruiting, campaign tool,

reports CNET News.

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign launched an iPhone application on Thursday that turns the vaunted device into a political recruiting tool.

The most notable feature "organizes and prioritizes your contacts by key battleground states, making it easy to reach out and make an impact quickly," according to the software.


A "get involved" feature uses the phone's GPS-based location sensing to find the nearest Obama campaign headquarters, and "local events" likewise pulls up a list of activities sorted by proximity.

A "media" section provides links to video and photos, but beware: YouTube showed errors following some of the links. Perhaps the newer videos hadn't been prepared for iPhone display yet.

The application also shows Obama statements to the news media and a guide to Obama's positions on various issues.


(And, remember, McCain doesn't even know how to use e-mail.)

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