Follow the latest 2010 election news and join in the political conversation with the CNN Election Center App. This marks the first time a major cable news brand has simultaneously launched an app for Android, BlackBerry, and iPhone and iPod touch.
The CNN Election Center App features reporting from the CNN Political Ticker, as well as articles and video from the political unit at large. It also includes user-generated content capture and upload functionality through iReport, CNN's user-generated news community.
Using the app, users can view candidates of the House, Senate and gubernatorial races by ZIP code. The app will update later this month to include key ballot measures and to allow users to find their polling locations.
The app incorporates robust user-participation elements through the iReport Election Project. Users are invited to participate in a rolling series of up to six challenges. Participants in the iReport Election Project can take a quiz to establish their political identity, browse iReports related to the midterm elections and earn special badges to be featured on their iReport profile pages.
On Election Day, the app will showcase up-to-the-minute election results for House, Senate and gubernatorial races, and key ballot measures, listed alphabetically by state. In addition, users can pre-select up to 15 races until November 2. The will "follow" these races, allowing easy access to results on Election Day.
Android, and iPhone and iPod touch users can opt-in to have news alerts related to the midterms automatically pushed to their devices.
The CNN Election Center App is available for free from the Android Market, BlackBerry App World and the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch. For more information about the CNN Election Center App, visit http://www.cnn.com/mobile.
Great idea but impossible to find on the Android marketplace. Wouldn't it be smarter (and show that you guys understand mobile just a little bit) to make it an easy download of an app instead of a several step process? Many tech saavy companies use barcodes and urls to get their customers to the right app. Why not CNN?