As health care debate shifts to TV, these iPhone apps tap into deeper details

Feb 22, 2010
Tech

There are even apps for ideology.  On Thursday, President Barack Obama hopes to hammer out a health care compromise during a bipartisan Just because the loyal opposition lacks the platform of the White House and is a minority player in both chambers of congress doesn’t mean that conservative-friendly iPhone apps are taking a backseat in the […]

There are even apps for ideology. 

On Thursday, President Barack Obama hopes to hammer out a health care compromise during a bipartisan Just because the loyal opposition lacks the platform of the White House and is a minority player in both chambers of congress doesn’t mean that conservative-friendly iPhone apps are taking a backseat in the conversation. Most recent is the free app for this month’s 2010 CPAC Conference, which served as both a networking tool for attendees and resource for others to read news and Twitter updates from leading conservative thinkers that attended at the event. 

While there are plenty of unofficial apps that track the FOX News Channel – as well as individual apps for The Wall Street Journal (free, but subscription required to read full articles) and The Drudge Report (99 cents) – Conserva – Right Wing News at 99 cents is an efficient aggregator of multiple outlets with a right-of-center viewpoint. 

The popular website RealClearPolitics – which tracks all political news but with a conservative sensibility – does not have an iPhone app just yet. However, the site’s mobile version is a good digest for readers on the iPhone and other web-enabled hand-held devices.  

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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