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April 28, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
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LINK: itunes.apple.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Shan Wang   |   April 28, 2016

CNN-politics-app-states-wonCNN Politics launched a new iOS app on Thursday dedicated to all the numbers (election results, delegate tracking) driving the 2016 election season coverage. The app offers all the things mobile news apps do now: notifications, mobile-friendly visualizations, Snapchat Discover-esque left/right swiping to move between stories and up/down swiping to dive deeper into a specific one.

At the moment, the package in the app is focused on Tuesday’s Acela primary, where Donald Trump won every state and Hillary Clinton took four of five. Users can swipe down to dive into election results in each state or horizontally to view simple visual representations of the delegate race in each party. The app also contains relevant CNN Politics stories and illustrated quote cards from candidates.

CNN-politics-app-CT-wonThe app was built with software company CA Technologies (at launch, there’s an ad card for the company within the app), according to a CNN release:

The CNN Politics app was built using CA API Management and CA Mobile App Analytics products. The CA API management software transfers and aggregates data points from numerous different sources, including CNN polling data, Federal Election Commission data and the CNN/Pivit Political Prediction Market, to help users navigate the race and draw conclusions based on how the election is tracking. CA Mobile App Analytics provides the insight to gauge app use with advanced data visualization and optimize app performance to deliver a seamless user experience.

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