ABC Launches Election Apps For iPhone, Android

The ABC’s Australia Votes 2010 application will provide live electorate-by-electorate coverage, access to news stories and election-related tweets on August 22. Commendably, versions have been developed for iPhone, Android and Java users (with a BlackBerry-specific build promised shortly).

There isn’t quite feature equality between the apps — iPhone users get video bulletin access, which isn’t offered on the other platforms. Nonetheless, it’s always welcome to see mobile apps built for a range of devices.

On a related note, the ABC has also updated its iPad and iPhone apps to offer streaming access to ABC News 24 — a useful step, albeit an easy way to consume large amounts of data on the go.

The Australia Votes 2010 apps are available for free from the ABC site.

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