Washington Post Launches Politics App in Time for 2012 Elections

Recently the Washington Post launched its new WP Politics app for the iPad, which is designed to bring both general voters and political junkies information on the 2012 elections, which will take place later this year.

The app, which features the Post’s political coverage plus photos, graphics, and videos, also includes an animated candidate issues tracker, interactive maps with state-by-state polls, historical election results, TV ads database, and more.

“The Post has long been the national leader in political news coverage,” said Marcus Brauchli, executive editor of the Washington Post. “With our new iPad application, we’re bringing our expertise, depth, analysis, and original reporting to a platform that will enable us to engage our readers in whole new dimensions.”

WP Politics new animated issues tracker is one of the best features, with motion graphics that show how candidates’ views have changed on issues like the economy, foreign policy, and abortion. With a glance, app users can find out how candidates compare to one another and get past all the rhetoric to the real, important information.

The app will be updated daily with photo-based, curated headlines, plus top items from Cillizza’s political blog, The Fix, and Klein’s Wonkblog. It will also include highlights from top political blog The Fact Checker.

The Washington Post’s WP Politics app is available now in the App Store as a free download, and for an additional $2.99 per month, users can access premium content.

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