U.S. White House launches first Apple iPhone app

Apple Online Store“Today, we’re excited to announce the new White House App available for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch [sic],” Dave Cole blogs for WhiteHouse.gov.. “The White House App delivers dynamic content from WhiteHouse.gov to the palm of your hand.”

“One feature that stands out is live video streaming,” Cole writes. “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,” Cole writes. “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,” Cole writes. “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.”

The White House App is available as a free download from Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

Source: The White House Blog


  1. I just dowloaded it for free thinking it would really improve my life. But every time I click in it, it charges me.

    When I try to delete it, it says I have to wait until 2012. Then it charges me again.


  2. I seem to recall the White House gift to the Queen of England of an iPod loaded with Obama’s speeches didn’t go over so well. What makes them think any but their devoted followers are interested in being sucked into Obama’s own Reality Distortion Field?

    A countdown clock to the elections of 2010 and 2012 – that might be another matter.

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