This is a free download on iOS, with Android version forthcoming. It puts you in charge of a digital regional office for the Hillary 2016 campaign. You’re tasked with turning it into a bustling campaign HQ by buying upgrades like new posters, office furniture, art, and more, by collecting starts—the game’s in-app currency. But you don’t pay real money for stars: you earn them by performing microtasks in the app, like syncing the 2016 Election Calendar to your own, or taking a quiz about the many, many, many falsehoods of Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
Right now, the Hillary 2016 app rewards stars for things like filling out quizzes, but there’s nothing stopping the developers from letting players win stars from watching debates, tweeting links of support, signing petitions, and more. Exciting or not, it’s a clever way to keep inactive voters involved—and it’s easy to see how it lays a foundation for future features aimed at getting people involved on a more grassroots level. For example, one feature lets you find events to participate in on a local level, from phone banks to canvassing.
When it came to building the app, it wasn’t just farmed out to the lowest bidder—the app’s design team within Hillary For America has a pretty impressive mobile design pedigree behind it. According to the campaign, it included Stephanie Cheng, the senior product manager, who recently co-founded the game company Kooapps, and previously worked at DreamWorks Animation’s app division. Meanwhile, senior product designer Denny McFadden led the design team at the large nonprofit charity: water. Other employees have experience at Etsy, Timehop, and Livestream—From FAST COMPANY
2. Countable, available on Android and iOS helps users learn about the two presidential candidates while staying up to date on legislation that effects you and your area. Tell Congress your opinion with the Countable app which sends your voice to your lawmakers. “Your government made simple.”
3. PolitiFact, available on Android and iOS, lets you check the truth behind any claims made by the two presidential candidates. Produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact, a venture of the Tampa Bay Times, fact-checks, stays up to date, and let’s you know which politicians, political groups, and pundits are telling the truth. There is also a flip-o-meter, which measures the latest policy flip-flops going on in Washington.
The best 2016 election app! Follow the 2016 Presidential Election with the latest news on debates and primaries. Get the complete 2016 debate schedules for Republican and Democratic candidates with details and push notifications. Also includes a selection of the latest news on all candidates in an objective, nonpartisan format.—From iTunes