I’m not American, but I’m pretty sure that I’ve watched enough coverage of the forthcoming presidential election to warrant a vote in it. This Fit2Vote app for the iPhone has only strengthened my resolve to get the US voting laws bent for me.
You’re posed with a number of statements, and you have to tilt the phone to the left if you think it’s an Obama quote, or the right if you think it’s a McCain quote. Get 50 correct, and you’re declared ‘Fit to vote’ (and reminded to get your arse down to a polling station on the 4th November).
Although this looks like a silly game, it might actually be a fantastic way to engage people in politics. I’m unlikely to sit down with a campaign leaflet willingly, but give me a quiz and an iPhone and I’m yours forever.
I might even be persuaded to pay the 59p the application costs…