It’s Caucus Day in Iowa, and most Americans will be tuned into their favorite news channel to see who the winner will be. This year, though, the elections entered the twenty-first century due to The New York Times’ “Election 2012” free iPhone application available through the App Store.
According to the NYT, the app gives iPhone users “news, opinion, polls and live election night results,” from its own publication and other top sources, while providing “the best campaign coverage anywhere.”
Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich, according to the polls, are the top front-runners out of seven different GOP candidates whom are heading into tonight’s Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, and it is possible that any of the four could win.
Of course, no delegates will be chosen tonight. Moreover, the Iowa caucuses do not have a perfect record of accomplishment at pinpointing the party’s seat, especially on the Republican side. However, CNN explained that the caucuses generally provide important evidence as to how Americans will vote after subjection to the campaigns.
The Elections 2012 app will extensively cover tonight’s caucuses through a phone-friendly feed, editorials and blogs about the 2012 race, poll numbers, candidate pages, as well as videos and slideshows from reporters hot on the campaign trail. A NYTimes.com and Smartphone Apps subscription for $14.99 per month, or an All Digital Access subscription for $34.99 per month, is required to view some of the app’s content.
For those who do not own an Apple iPhone, the NYT provides a complimentary mobile website version of the application that appears similar to an RSS feed-style.