If you’re looking for that app that keeps you connected to the daily news and events that occur in real time then the following applications you may find very beneficial. This is a list of apps that I personally use on a daily basis however, there are one or two that I uninstalled for reasons that I will not go into at this time. The Android phones, which are growing in market share and supported apps, can be host to several politically-driven mobile apps which can help you stay on top of the news and know exactly what is happening around you at all times. If you missed my previous post titled Ten Must Have Android Applications be sure to visit it for other applications that you may find useful.
Congress is an open-source community of developers and designers aimed at opening up government to make it more transparent, which is aimed at getting Android users more involved in government. This app empowers you in a way that you feel like you are connected to your local congresswomen and congressmen by finding out where they are and also being able to contact them. You can also see what they are tweeting. Great way to keep tabs on the elected officials.
Your Vote Now Counts Past Election Day! Visible Vote is a free application created to empower Facebook, iPhone, Blackberry, Google Android and Windows users to advise congress on how to vote on the major upcoming legislation, follow current events, understand their legislators voting records, and compare the records with their own personal belief systems. After you advise congress on how to vote on your behalf the application will cross compare your vote to your representative after they vote and provide you feedback on their performance. Every week the application compiles the users voting record and sends this information to the appropriate legislator clearly indicating whether or not their constituents support or oppose their views on particular issues.
Fox News already available on most mobile phones — launched its Android application Wednesday allowing smart phone owners to access the latest headlines with the touch of a button. And it’s completely free. The app features Fox News alerts with breaking developments on the day’s most important stories, news from the U.S. and around the world, Fox News talk radio, photos and video. A shows section features highlights from Fox programs.
New York Times
The New York Times is one of the world’s largest and most recognizable brands in news. The application has a simple interface that’s clean, well organized and simple to use. It has a gray, black, and white color scheme to deliver news from the Times which also includes photos, video, sharing tools, font size adjustment, and the ability to cache articles for offline reading. If The Times is one of the news sources you read then you will not want to miss this app.
Take the Huffington Post with you via your Android Phone, and get the latest news and opinion wherever you are. The Huffington Post Android app is absolutely free and it can be downloaded from the Android Market and installed on your Android device. The Huffington Post App syncs via WiFi or cellular network and downloads the latest news and blog posts directly to your mobile device. It is well designed to take advantage of the advanced capabilities and rich user interface of the Android. The app allows yo the ability to read any of the content that you would be able to find on the actual Huffington Post website all from you device.
CNN Mobile has major categories to include Headlines, My CNN, Video, and iReport, with headlines being the default. Under the headline section there are number of sub sections, Top Stories, World, U.S. Politics, Justice, Entertainment, Health, Tech, Travel, and Living. Top Stories is the default for headlines, of course. It is organized by a featured story which shows a larger picture. Once you choose a story you see the full image and a few main talking points concerning the news article. If you’re an die hard CNN reader then this app is for you.