February 18th, 2010
07:10 PM ET
13 years ago

iPhone app targets tech savvy at CPAC

Washington (CNN) - Want to find out who's the next speaker at Conservative Political Action Conference? There's an app for that.

Attendees at this year's CPAC have the option of downloading an iPhone application that includes an event schedule, as well as the latest CPAC news, video and photos.

The application was developed over ten days by PurpleForge, which focuses on social networking and mobile application technologies, and RaiseDigital, a software development outfit looking to expand into politics.

Justin Hart, Managing Director of RaiseDigital, told CNN he thinks the political world is one in desperate need of a technological upgrade.

"I knew from talking to bloggers that CPAC was looking a little stale, and we were looking to help bring them into the new age."

Hart says RaiseDigital is looking to develop a feature that might interest politicians themselves – the ability to donate to a campaign through an iPhone app while complying with the federal government's campaign finance recordkeeping requirements.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Victim of Republican Taliban

    Tech saavy Conservatives? Never heard of such a concept. Gosh John McCain never even uses a computer or email yet alone saavy tech gadgets.

    February 18, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  2. W l Jones

    Where Govern Palin? These Republican coming out of the wood work before spring like termites. We need you govern to put a stop to this before it get out of hand. bless.

    February 18, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    "I knew from talking to bloggers that CPAC was looking a little stale, . . .
    No other words are necessary. 🙂

    February 18, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  4. m smith

    Who cares. This is news. ???

    February 18, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  5. Ryan

    Any person or organization willing to still give Cheney the time of day is the handiwork of our education system and the lack of actual education.

    Are people insane? Seriously? Have they lost their minds?! We're talking about Dick Cheney – the mastermind behind ruining America and taking the rest of the world with it as fast as he could. There is such a thing as evil people – and he's one of them!

    February 18, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |