Romney campaign to announce running mate through smartphone app

Alexandra Chang for Wired:

On the same day the Obama campaign launched its iOS app Obama for America, the Romney campaign released a smartphone app Tuesday that provides an alert the moment Mitt announces his Vice Presidential candidate. Aptly named “Mitt’s VP,” the iOS and Android app will be the first place to find out who will run alongside the presumptive Republican presidential candidate.

We’ll see if this works out any better in practice than the Obama campaign’s attempt in 2008, when they offered to notify phone users of his running mate choice by text message but were beaten to the punch by the New York Times.

The free app is available for iOS and Android.