“You know the ultra-useful Shazam and SoundHound apps that let you hold your cellphone up to a speaker to instantly identify the song title and artist? A new app released Wednesday is doing exactly the same thing — but for political ads instead of music,” Alex Fitzpatrick reports for Mashable.

“Called ‘Super PAC App,’ the app uses audio recognition technology to identify political advertisements,” Fitzpatrick reports. “Then, it provides users with a wealth of information about the ad: What campaign or organization made it, how much it cost and how accurate the claims made in the ad actually are. It also lets users rate the ads with a variety of responses, including ‘love,’ ‘fair,’ ‘fishy’ and ‘fail.'”

Fitzpatrick reports, “Curious users can also use the app to check out political ads being run in other states… For now, Super PAC App is iPhone-only [iOS-only: Phone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd and 4th gen) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. – MDN Ed.]. Siegel and Hollett are, however, considering a desktop browser plug-in for the platform.”

More info and download link (free) via Apple’s App Store here.

Read more in the full article here.

[Attribution: Fortune. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “qka” for the heads up.]