Monday, May 17, 2010

Controversial Arizona law gets its own iPhone app

It's pretty easy for someone to launch a new website overnight for the purpose of supporting or opposing a political cause or issue, but generally one doesn't develop a mobile application as quickly. Well, that was then and this . . .
A simply named iPhone app, AZ Immigration Law, appeared in iTunes today. The app is simple in the extreme as all it does is reproduce the actual text of the controversial legislation and provides a link that allows the user to e-mail Governor Jan Brewer's office with their own opinion of the bill. The app contains nothing else, and hence no editorial position is expressed within the app.

I Googled the name of the developer, Ken Keller, and got a few hits, but nothing that means much to a guy living far away from the fray in Chicago.