WASHINGTON – For all those Internet-savvy supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, there’s something new made just for you — that is if you have one of those new fangled iPhones unveiled by Apple last week.
You can now remind yourself just how soon it is until election day with a new “Countdown to Change” clock that is made for easy viewing on the iPhone. (For those of you in the more analog world, most Web sites are not easily formatted for viewing on Blackberrys and iPhones.)
The application was posted by Apple on July 16 and created by Nick Pettit, a software engineer and student at University of Central Florida, but he said he did not have a direct connection to the Obama campaign.
“The campaign did not hire me, and the application is not in affiliation with any political group,” Pettit said in an e-mail to Reuters. “Obama’s pragmatic approach to social media on the web definitely served as inspiration, however.”
Pettit said it has been viewed about 1,370 times as of Friday mid-afternoon.
Ironically when we pulled up the site on our desktop computer, just below the clock was an advertisement for Obama’s Republican rival Sen. John McCain .