Presidential Debate Apps

Posted by Sam Churchill on

The first presidential debate happens tonight, from 9-10:30 p.m. EST at the University of Denver in Colorado. Huffington has 100 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Presidential #Debates.

There are several ways to watch the debate live, notes Phone Arena:

1. A YouTube app on your device, or the mobile version, as YouTube will be streaming live the preisdential and VPs debates through its own Election Hub, as well as on the ABC News YouTube channel. The YouTube Election hub will also feature live commentary from media partners like the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Al Jazeera English and Univision. The debate video and the accompanying material will stay on YouTube after the event finishes.

2. Comcast subscribers can watch through Comcast’s Xfinity TV app, watch the CNN debate coverage live, or through the CNN app as well.

3. Samsung and Peel TV are offering owners of some Galaxy devices with the Peel Smart Remote TV app (available both for Android and iOS) to give live feedback during the debates, while watching them. It works on the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 7.7, Tab 2 7.0, Tab 2 10.1, and the fresh Note 10.1.

Some of the 2012 presidential apps include:

  • Romney-Ryan:
    The official campaign app has the usual presidential/vice-presidential candidate bios, info about their campaign stops, issues, platforms and interviews.
  • Obama Biden 2012:
    Get all the latest news, updates and share campaign information with friends and family.
  • Settle It! (Android):
    PolitiFact created this app which allows you to quickly check the veracity of on side or the other’s claims against their opponents in an unbiased way.
  • PollTracker (iOS):
    Pulls results from various reputable poll companies with every change in registered voters preferences, swing states inclinations and so on.
  • Ad Hawk (Android):
    Basically a Shazam or SoundHound for political ads that air on TV. Just hit the button when an ad airs, and the application will quickly recognize which group is behind the ad, how much money has it received and spent so far, and will give you background for the fact-checking, and links for more info.
  • Vote!!! (iOS):
    Play as President Obama or Mitt Romney in a slapstick battle for the White House. Equip your candidate of choice with a variety of iconic American outfits, accessories and items.
  • Obama vs Romney (Android):
    Obama and Romney decided to take it outside and duel their way into the White House. Choose your side and help one of them to kick his opponent out!
Posted by Sam Churchill on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm .

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