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Published Wed, Feb 5, 2020 10:09 AM

Iowa Caucus Mobile App a Failure

The was not in the App Store or Google Play.


The disaster at Shadow grew from about two months ago. Engineers were given that amount of time to build an app that would send data. It was a failure. For one, it couldn't be downloaded from an app store.

If the app isn't in an app store, it has to be downloaded either from a website or via email. Both options are terrible.

From The New York Times:

Instead, the app had to be downloaded by bypassing a phone’s security settings, a complicated process for anyone unfamiliar with the intricacies of mobile operating systems, and especially hard for many of the older, less tech-savvy caucus chairs in Iowa.


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