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White House Lands App on iPhone, iPod Touch

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 6 comments

Looking for a little inside action at the White House? There's an App for that.

The official White House blog announced Tuesday that it has launched a free application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Proud patriots can now take streaming White House content no matter where they go--at least on the iPhone--and watch live public events such as key speeches and press briefings.

"In addition to the millions of Americans watching through TV and websites like WhiteHouse.gov/live, iPhone users on the go will be able to tune in through their phones," said White House blogger Dave Cole. He also added that President Obama's January 27 "State of the Union" speech will be viewable through the app.

In addition to steaming video, the app pipes in updates from both the White House blog and the Briefing Room with content such as "behind-the-scenes" photos and on-demand videos. The app also links to archived special events, recent speeches, and press briefings. What the app doesn't bring to the table are the official Twitter and Facebook feeds.

The White House blog also stated that a mobile version of the White House website will go live in the coming weeks, and will be optimized for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and many other non-Apple mobile devices. In the meantime, the Apple app is now ready for downloading, and has actually racked in 4-1/2 out of 5 stars.

Go get it here... you know you want it.

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    cheepstuff , January 20, 2010 9:02 PM
    c-span is dead... then again it never had very much life...
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    sandmanwn , January 20, 2010 10:32 PM
    And you wonder why nothing gets done in Washington. They are too busy building iPhone apps and posting Twitter messages.
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    zachary k , January 21, 2010 12:04 AM
    yea, all the old farts in congress are too busy writing apps for their iphone. come on, i doubt 3/4th of the guys there don't know how to use a iphone, much less write code for it.
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    BartG , January 21, 2010 7:08 AM
    nice way to keep the American population all brain washed about how good they do (or will atleast try portray that via apps like this)
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    bin1127 , January 21, 2010 12:57 PM
    zachary kyea, all the old farts in congress are too busy writing apps for their iphone. come on, i doubt 3/4th of the guys there don't know how to use a iphone, much less write code for it.


    you're right. they use blackberries.
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    kansur0 , January 22, 2010 3:06 PM
    This is just another sweater (with no neck hole) to pull over the heads of the American people. I haven't downloaded the app but I am guessing the only content available is from the current leadership from the man in charge. It's a sad example of how the democratic system is failing. We are in power. We are in control. This is our agenda. This is what we are doing to you. I wonder... if you uninstall the app and rate it unfavorably will they put you on that secret list they have of the people who are not "patriotic".
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