Prime Minister David Cameron is to get his own bespoke iPad app. This is how the other half live, multiplied by a hundred and then distilled into a tiny test tube labelled “Warning, may cause gout.”
As yet, we’re not sure whether the app will be available from iTunes when it’s finished in March next year, assuming it doesn’t go hugely over budget and over deadline like so many government projects.
The Camer-app will aggregate important bits of info – rather like an RSS reader, but far more intensive – including NHS waiting times, crime figures and unemployment rates. This info will partly be reaped from the standard sources of Google and Twitter, but we like to think there’ll be some secret PM info source in there too – perhaps powered by those “ask anything” text lines used by drunk people at 2am.
Cameron says yes to iPads
The app is being made by a team of coders assembled by the Cabinet Office, presumably those hired after the £2m digital talent hunt that kicked-off in October 2011. This push saw the creation of a number of app-centric positions, including development roles, UI designers jobs and slots for product managers. If the app does become widely available, it could become a useful way to keep an eye on the (potentially deteriorating) state of the nation.
Perhaps the most interesting revelation of this news is that Cameron is clearly keen on his iPad. Which leaves us wondering – does he while away the minutes on his to Whitehall adding some floors to his Tiny Tower, or knocking out some orange pegs in Peggle? If you’re reading this, David, please do drop us a comment to let us know your fave iPad games of the year.
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