Following on from the great reception for our global election dashboard electionista.com we’ve launched the electionista app for Windows 8. It’s built for laptops, the new generation of Win8 phones and, of course, the new Surface tablet and all touch screen Windows 8 Devices.
electionista is unique because it’s the only app that tracks every politician and all political media on Twitter globally. That means the live tweets, trending news stories and data showing the trends, most active and most mentioned political Twitter accounts in the world, country by country. The app automatically updates when it launches to show you the next upcoming election on the global calendar (right now it’s Slovenia) and features an interactive calendar to show you when and where people are choosing their next government.
Developing for Windows 8 worked well for Tweetminster - “Our systems are built around generating JSON feeds, so integrating them into apps is mostly an interactive design process, i.e. working out how to make the interface work on multiple touch-enabled devices and deliver the right functionality for news surfing. The app has got a lot of cool new options for sharing and searching the content which are unique to Windows 8 devices, so we’re really pleased with the results - it’s smooth and transparent, there’s nothing to get in the way of enjoying the content, which is our goal when building apps.” (Andrew Walker, Chief Innovation Officer).
The electionista app is the easy way for news hungry political animals to get the latest in world politics delivered directly to their laptop, phone and tablet, with latest news integrating straight into their home screen. Get it free from the Windows Store here.
Posted at Tue, Nov 27th 2012, 13:10