Obama, Romney draw attention over apps

President Barack Obama carries a computer tablet as he walks from the Oval Office to a waiting motorcade on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C.

With election day now less than three months away, the campaigns of both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have amped up. One of their newest feats? Mobile apps.

The Obama campaign app has already caught some criticism for a feature that lets you see other Democrats in your neighborhood laid out on a map. Meanwhile, the Romney campaign has created an app specifically designed to reveal the name of his running mate, once picked.

Here to talk with us in today's Mid-day Extra, is Peter Ubertaccio, a political scientist at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.

About the author

Jeff Horwich is the interim host of Marketplace Morning Report and a sometime-Marketplace reporter.


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