Introducing PollTracker Mobile

August 2, 2012 6:00 a.m.

This morning we’re releasing PollTracker Mobile, an iPhone version of TPM Media’s PollTracker poll aggregator. It’s free for download in the App Store, and it’s beyond question the best polling app for following the 2012 cycle.

It offers polls for every race across the United States right at your fingertips, including the presidential race, congressional contests, governorships and state issue contests.

And if you’re a real campaign junkie like me: real-time notifications. Just choose the races you want to follow on the app and you’ll get notified the moment a new poll from that race is released. For me, finding out a day or even a few hours later that a big presidential poll came out isn’t good enough. I want to know right away. Like — gimme my crack! — right away. Maybe you feel that way about the Massachusetts or Missouri senate race. Or presidential polls in Ohio or Virginia or maybe that House race out West nobody but you is paying attention to. PollTracker mobile has you covered for all of them. (For FAQ, notes on methodology and support, click here.)

So before I say anymore, it’s free for download in the AppStore. Please download it. Try it. Tell us what you think and tell your friends.

And now for some really important thank yous and acknowledgements.

PollTracker, web and mobile, is basically the work of two guys: Kyle Leighton and Eric Buth. Kyle is Editor of PollTracker. He runs the daily poll aggregation, oversaw the entire project and is also our primary polling analyst. Eric, TPM’s Director of Technology, is the coding genius who’s spent the last year building the entire PollTracker edifice from the ground up. Both of these guys put an immense amount of work, dedication and diligence into building the PollTracker that’s going to guide us and you through the next three months and I want to thank them both.

Next, the folks who built the actual iPhone app itself — the team at Dewey Digital. Great programmers, incredibly shrewd about mobile and digital media and actually able to keep up with what was, in this case, an incredibly demanding client, us. We’re very happy with the result. And we thank them.

Next, Professor Charles Franklin of the University of Wisconsin, one of nation’s top experts on public opinion and the statistical analysis of political opinion data. Franklin serves as our outside consultant on all statistical questions related to the compilation, averaging and trend analysis of polls and worked with us, tirelessly, on all PollTracker statistical methodology.

Finally, on the publishing and biz dev front, a special thanks to TPM Deputy Publisher Callie Schweitzer and David Gross.

Our whole team has put a lot into this project. So please download it, check it out, give us your feedback and tell your friends. We hope you love it.

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