January 20th, 2010
01:30 PM ET
13 years ago

White House launches iPhone app

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/20/white.house.iphone.app.jpg caption= "Pictures of the first ever White House app"]Washington (CNN) – Coming on the eve of President Barack Obama's first year in office, the White House launched the first ever White House app available for Apple iPhone and the iPod Touch.

The free app features live streaming of all the president's public events at the White House, Web chats with Administration officials, and other events such as the daily press briefings.

Subscribers also can read content from WhiteHouse.gov on their phones, browse behind-the-scenes photos, watch on demand videos, and have instant access to full videos from recent speeches, press briefings, and special events.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro told CNN that the iPhone app is part of a larger mobile strategy. Other mobile products are planned for the near future including mobile.WhiteHouse.gov. This will allow WhiteHouse.gov to be easily accessed on all mobile phones.

Filed under: Obama administration
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Steve - Illinois

    Isn't that nice! Too bad the administration can't seem to find any time to work on jobs!!!
    It's the ECONOMY stupid!!!

    January 20, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. ObamasRecordDefict

    OBOZO is an EGO-maniac.

    Instead of working on jobs and the economy, OBOZO wants to be on TV some more.

    January 20, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. Bedtime for Obonzo

    If it live streams closed-door Democratic healthcare reconciliation horse trading, sign me up.

    January 20, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  4. zach

    How much is the tax on that app?

    January 20, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  5. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    How appropriate! Uber-liberals and their Apple stuff is almost a cliche. I guess that leaves Republicans with Windows–or abacuses, depending how far back in the Stone Age they are.

    We independent-thinking Independents, of course, use Linux.

    January 20, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  6. Bob (Illinois)


    January 20, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  7. Enough

    No thanks!! I'm still waiting to see the open health care debate on C-Span.........as promised by our Liar in chief.

    January 20, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  8. demwit

    Now everyone can watch Obama speak out of both sides of his mouth from the comfort of their automobile, while driving down the road.., two train wrecks in process.

    January 20, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. Kevin in Ohio

    Gawd. Emperor Palpatine is everywhere......

    January 20, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. Ron in California

    Can they play Wack-a-Bill?

    January 20, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  11. Waste of Time

    Stop working on IPhone apps and try to lead this country. What a waste of a president.

    January 20, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. You've got to be kidding me!

    Oh goodie just what I needed. (Sarcastic smirk)

    January 20, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  13. Houff

    Does it have the health care bill negotiations on it?

    January 20, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  14. Angus McDugan

    "Health care reform failure." There's a map for that.

    January 20, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. Scott Brown

    Watch the Obama administration go down in flames before your very eyes? Yup, we got an app for that!

    January 20, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. Mississippi Mrs.

    When you can give the White House an app to the people, maybe they will FINALLY hear what we have to say. They never listen, but thanks for
    giving us more ways to get to them talking... and talking... and talking...

    January 20, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. MattMan

    Way to pay attention to the important things there champ!

    January 20, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  18. Tate

    Must be the shortest video ever the guy has failed at everything he has done. The only people who has helped is the terrorist that us tax payors now have to pay to have defended under our flag. he should be sent to gitmo hiself and left there. If you want to lose call Owhiner if you want to make the US look bad send this idiot over seas.

    January 20, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |