Political Apps: What You Need to Know

If you’re not politically savvy, have always told yourself it’s time to get on the bandwagon, and do yourself justice as a well-informed American citizen, you’re in luck! If you’re like most Americans, you own or have access to a smart phone; whether it be a new iPhone 6, or an Android, political news has hit in the form of apps, and it’s time to download them. Here’s what you need to know.

Search for the White House app, then make sure you download it. Yes, it’s free, and keeps you up-to-date on many political agendas (such as what the President is doing to keep the terrorist group, ISIS, at bay) that take place on a daily basis. This app from the historical building that is the center of our American being, allows access to news events, such as conferences and the briefing room. This app is available for Android and iOS users at the moment.

Another user-friendly application is The Congressional Record. Built for iOS carriers, this forum grants access to various official congressional publications. You can also check out the Daily Digest page, and a summary of recent discussions. Don’t expect this app to be updates daily, but it still does the trick. Perhaps you should download this first, and gradually evolve to the White House app. It’s great for beginners.

If you are merely interested in world politics, check out The Economist. A starter subscription is free for iPad users, but it costs approximately $7.00 for an all access pass. After all, what is the cost of keeping yourself in the know about the world around you? $7.00 is a great investment.

As Gandhi once said, “Anyone who says they are not interested in politics is like a drowning man who insists he is not interested in water.” Be informed, stay in-the-know, and let the apps do the rest.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/technology/personaltech/let-the-phone-be-your-political-adviser.html?ref=politics


Joseph Federico


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