Mitt Romney's campaign is playing up the speculation surrounding his yet-to-be announced vice presidential running mate with a new mobile app that promises to keep those who download it in the loop.
The "Who Will be Mitt's VP?" app, which runs on either iPhone or Android platforms, suggests that you can "be the first to know" who Romney selects (after Ann, wink, wink) by signing up for push notifications through the app. It also includes a Twitter follow button for the campaign, donation tab, and ways to earn Romney merchandise.
The last Romney app caused a bit of a kerfuffle after it misspelled America.
Meanwhile, an app to help organizers for President Barack Obama re-election effort also debuted in the iTunes store. This packed app includes news items, where the candidate stands on issues, a location-aware event calendar, as well as ways to take action (register voters, volunteer, or canvass), and of course, ways to donate.
It also includes options to send out campaign-written tweets, Facebook posts, and emails straight from the app.
Before logging in, the app hits you with a lengthy, 16-point license agreement that includes your consent to allow the campaign to collect your location and other informational data, as well rules designed to protect any third-party information entered into the app (i.e., donors!).
Both apps allow users to log in via Facebook.