What's New

iOS 5 compatibility

App Description

campaignTracker 2010 is a News Discovery Tool, a time-saving app configured to let you easily and quickly "discover" news about political and campaign issues facing us in this election.

In addition, the app includes a full list of politicians and candidates who are twittering, so you can easily keep up with their activities - even if you don't have a twitter account.

Also included is data published by Project Vote Smart, featuring local, state, and federal election and candidate information.

News Discovery:
Quickly get real-time access to the latest news from over 25,000 publications, organized by sections:
* Campaign Issues (12 items)
* Political Parties and Afiliates (36 items)
* Current Political Issues (104 items).

Then, instantly cross-search, or "group" that news against another topic you choose:
* Current Events
* Business Events
* US States
* World
* Elected Officials
* Publications
* Industries

For example, choose "Endorsements" under "Campaign Issues" to see all the latest news relating to political endorsements. Then, group those headlines by "Elected Officials" and the app will cross search them against all 8000 politicians, all at once, so you can instantly see who is doing what, and even Discover connections you did not know about. Try doing that in a legacy search engine!

Then visit campaignTracker2010.com/sample to see how this app would do it.

You do not need a twitter account to use this app. You can read the tweets of all current elected officials and candidates in this year's race that I know about. If anyone is missing, just add them to your personal list, and if they meet the criteria, they will be added to the public lists. In addition to tweets, read articles and view videos linked from the tweet, bookmark the articles, send the tweet via email or open it in Safari to retweet or reply.

Election Data:
Using the phone's location, campaignTracker 2010 will look up your local elections. Or, you can browse nationwide election data. Either way, see lists of candidates, their bios, and election status. Data is compiled by Project Vote Smart, a grass-roots volunteer organization dedicated to maintaining a "Voter Self-Defense system".

Additional Features:
Save to Favorites: any news discovery isssue or twitter account can be saved as a fav for quick access later: "3 taps to get results" (1-launch app, 2-tap favs button, 3-tap item)

Bookmark Articles: save the article URL at the publisher's web site, download page contents for later off-line reading, save article excerpts, bookmark election data pages. Or, email articles or tweets.

In-article You-pick term highlighting: great for long articles that only mention the issue once.

Launch-to-favs: when you select this option, the app will launch to the favs screen. Now "3 taps to get results" goes down to 2 taps.

In-app User's Guide, direct contact to developer, tell-a-friend, and more..!

Visit campaigntracker2010.com/ss for screenshots of all functionality.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 1.1
  • December 19, 2011 New version 1.15
  • December 20, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99