App Watch: The Official White House App Debuts
Calling all political news junkies who want to watch President Obama’s speeches live on their iPhones: now there’s an app for that.
On Jan. 20, the White House recently launched its first official iTunes app, which brings key features of WhiteHouse.gov to mobile platforms. The free app allows users to view White House video, photos, blog posts and other news events.
The “Newsroom” tab includes press briefings, transcripts, and Letters from the President. The app also offers live streaming video, such as a Q&A with Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer. If there are no events occurring, that part of the app simply says there are no events streaming at this time, and users have to navigate back to the main menu to access earlier video.