October 13, 2004

Campaign Donor Data Goes Mobile

Political wonks no longer need to hunch over their PCs to track the political leanings of different regions. A new service sends that data to cell phones and PDAs, so people can find out instantly if they’re in a Democratic or Republican stronghold. By Daniel Terdiman.
Wireless carriers and mobile phone manufacturers have long been touting location-based information services as future killer apps. Now, a New Jersey technology executive working in his spare time has created a location-based tool that might one day help political activists win elections.
Known as Red | Blue (pronounced “Red or Blue”), Jason Uechi’s free application allows owners of certain mobile phones to point in any direction and see how much money Republican and Democratic donors there have given to their parties’ candidates for president.
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