Keep Up On Political Goings-On With The White House – iPad App Review

No matter what your political ideologies are, the White House is the main hub of the Federal Government. It is not necessarily about the building itself, but the structure it represents. Every day, briefings are made, documents are signed, and the future of the U.S. is discussed. With The White House app, you can stay connected with everything that (officially) comes out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The app is simple. There are no flashy splash pages, colorful backgrounds, or unnecessary animations. There are six categories, Blog, Briefing Room, Photos, Videos, Live feeds, and Favorites. Each section lists current published information from its respective categories.

The Blog section includes posts from WhiteHouse.gov. Each article includes links to important websites that can be accessed from within the app. Subjects like National Public Lands Day and live hangouts with the President are written about daily.

  

The Briefing room focuses on official releases from the President’s desk. For example, on Oct. 1, the President proclaimed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Substance Abuse Preventions Month, National Arts and Humanities Month, and more.

The Photos section displays 50 images from the official White House photographers. The pictures give viewers a real insight into daily activities in the Oval Office and more.

  

You can watch press briefings, West Wing Week, Speeches, and other important meetings in the Video section.

Each image, video, blog post and press briefing can be saved in the favorite section and shared through email, Twitter, or Facebook. This is an informative, useful app for anyone interested in what the U.S. government is up to.

  

What I liked: This app is easy to use and minimalistic in design. There are no unnecessary flairs and flashes.

What I didn’t like: The images loaded very slowly and sometimes didn’t load at all.

To buy or not to buy: This informative app is a great addition to anyone’s news folder.

  • Name: The White House
  • Version Reviewed: 2.0
  • Category: News
  • Developer: The White House
  • Price: Free
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