Yesterday the hardworking staff noted that the Romney campaign had introduced an app “that will allow users to sign up to be the first to learn the identity of Mitt’s #2.”
At the same time, the Obama campaign introduced a new app that, according to Politico’s Morning Score, “gives every supporter the same opportunities to get involved that they would find in a field office, such as finding local phone banks and volunteer events, and being able to canvass neighborhoods directly using their smartphones.”
Well, the early returns are in, and it’s a landslide victory for Romney.
Romney App Crushes Obama’s In App StoreSource: itunes.apple.com
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama launched iPhone apps this morning, and the presumptive Republican nominee’s is blowing the president’s out of the water.
On the iTunes App Store’s rankings of top free apps, the Romney app, Mitt’s VP — designed to notify users of Romney’s running mate pick — is leading the Obama campaign’s redesigned grassroots organizing app.
The Romney campaign pointed out their lead as a sign of buzz for their candidate and his impending decision — which has been the one bit of news capable of consistently penetrating several weeks of bad headlines.
File under: Whistling past the app-yard.