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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Track Election Results on Your iPhone

Posted by on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM

The Secretary of State's office just released an iPhone application that'll allow you to track next week's election results* automatically on your iPhone, instead of being glued to the teevee or constantly stirring tea leaves or refreshing your browser every few minutes.** Results drop at 8:00 p.m. on election day and then are automatically updated whenever a new tabulation comes in. Brian Zylstra, a spokesman with the Secretary of State's office, says the app has been in the works since July.

You can download the app here. Fun!!!

**If you don't own an iPhone you must continue doing all these things. Sorry!


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Will in Seattle 1
On behalf of Fnarf, I would like to officially protest that these results aren't available on either the HTC Android or his Zune on steroids.

Dude, we voted like two weeks ago. Give it a rest.
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 26, 2010 at 3:01 PM · Report this
Kinison 2
Dont need a Zune or Android version, those phones have real web browsers, so just point it to or whatever. iPhone users NEED a special app or specially encoded HTML because their web browser suck.
Posted by Kinison on October 26, 2010 at 3:22 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Why not just use Chrome then?
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 26, 2010 at 3:33 PM · Report this
Kal-El2000 4
Lame! It only works with iOS 4.
Posted by Kal-El2000 on October 26, 2010 at 4:04 PM · Report this
Fnarf 5
I don't have a Zune or any kind of cell phone. Sorry to disappoint you.
Posted by Fnarf on October 26, 2010 at 4:08 PM · Report this
TVDinner 6
I'll be the lone voice here: AWESOME! Thanks, Cienna.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on October 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM · Report this
"The application requires the iPhone 4.0 Software Update" Suck!
Posted by Gabe Global on October 26, 2010 at 10:02 PM · Report this
We have submitted a modified version to work with iPhones running iOS 3+. Like all apps, it needs to be approved by Apple before it is released on the store. Hopefully, this will be done quickly and in time for Tuesday.

As far as an Android version, we didn't have time to write it in time for November 2nd. However, our plan is to have that launched before the next election. Our goal is to have it available on both platforms, which we have done for Corporations Search and "Ask a Librarian" mobile applications.

Matthew Edwards, Washington Secretary of State
Posted by MatthewEdwards on October 27, 2010 at 9:41 AM · Report this
GLC219 9
Second AWESOME. Thanks, Secretary of State.
Posted by GLC219 on October 27, 2010 at 11:18 AM · Report this

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