Whoop-de-doo! The White House is touting its new iPhone app. It’s a revolution in open government! Watch the president yakking LIVE, right on your phone.
He’s mobile! He’s streaming! Carry him around in your purse or pocket!
iObama can now be with you 24/7:
Today, we’re excited to announce the new White House App available for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The White House App delivers dynamic content from WhiteHouse.gov to the palm of your hand.
Image of White House iPhone App showing list of photos and video playerOne feature that stands out is live video streaming. Now anyone with this app can watch the President’s public events at the White House, frequent web chats with Administration officials, and other events like key speeches and press briefings in real time.
In fact, the President’s State of the Union speech next week is a great example. 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.
The White House App also lets users stay up to date with the White House Blog and the latest from the Briefing Room. Browse behind-the-scenes photos and watch on-demand videos. The app provides instant access to full videos from recent speeches, press briefings, and special events.
Except, of course, for the behind-the-scenes backroom deals that Mr. Transparency won’t let the American public see and the non-existent videos of his meetings with corporate socialist special interests.
But good news: There’s a great iPhone app to fill the vacuum left by President Obama’s information vacuum. The CricketToy. Chirp, chirp, chirp: