California Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman’s campaign today launched its official iPhone application, offering “a menu of options for supporters and voters to learn more about Meg and her plan for California.”
The campaign says the app lets iPhone users “stay in touch with Meg on the campaign trail,” “learn the latest campaign news, view exclusive photos and video and keep in touch with Meg on social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter.” Users also can share campaign details with their friends, sign up to volunteer with the campaign and encourage others to get involved.
The app was created by Purple Forge, which had developed a similar app for GOP U.S. Senate primary candidate Chuck DeVore. The company has offices in upstate New York; Ontario, Canada; and Georgia – and that proved to be fodder for the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown.
From Brown campaign spokesman Sterling Clifford:
California is the home of Apple (founded when Jerry Brown was governor), and countless app developers, but it appears only a company based 3,000 miles away could meet Whitman’s campaign needs. Two million Californians out of work, thousands of California companies looking for business and trying to stay afloat, but Meg Whitman chose to take her business to Canada.
Whether it’s jobs for Californians, experience cutting spending or building on California’s environmental leadership, there is a vast gulf between what Meg Whitman says and what Meg Whitman does.
Californians deserve a governor they can trust – one with a record of helping the state create 1.9 million jobs. Jerry Brown is the only candidate in this race with real experience to get California working again.