Is it possible to hold your iPhone or Android near a candidate and have it say, “Pants on Fire”? Well maybe it is not that sophisticated yet but Politifact now has an APP for your iPhone. Worth checking out
The Truth-O-Meter is now pocket-sized.
This week, we’re releasing the PolitiFact app for iPhone and other smartphones and tablets. It’s a mobile version of our Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that offers several new features to help you sort out the truth in American politics.
The PolitiFact app, which is powered by Adobe’s Flash Platform, combines the Truth-O-Meter, the Obameter and other popular features of our website with new ones only available on the app:
● The Truth Index – It’s like the Dow Jones Industrial Average of truth, a daily index that shows the ups and downs of all of our Truth-O-Meter rulings. We calculated it for the past year and a half and saw how our ratings plummeted in the 2010 campaign.
● The Flip-O-Meter Tally – A running tally that shows the latest count for Half Flips and Full Flops.
● A new e-mail feature — Allows you to send your favorite Truth-O-Meter, Obameter and Pledge-O-Meter items to friends and co-workers.
● The Truth-O-Meter Tally – An interactive feature that allows you to compare Truth-O-Meter rulings by subject. Are there more falsehoods in claims about health care than about taxes? You can now see how they compare.