Young Nats launch an app

November 11th, 2013 at 1:14 pm by David Farrar

The Young Nats have announced:

Young Nats first in NZ with Smartphone App

 

The Young Nats are the first youth wing in New Zealand to launch a smartphone App for iPhone and Android. 

“We are changing how New Zealanders can connect with politics,” says Young Nats President, Sean Topham.

“Roughly one in every two New Zealanders own a smartphone, and that number is on the rise. It’s the Young Nats who are stepping up and leading the way when it comes to connecting young Kiwis with National,” says Topham.

“Members and supporters up and down the country now have another way of connecting with the latest news and events, as well as taking on an active a role to sign up their friends so that we can build the best grassroots campaign heading into next year’s election,”

The Young Nats worked with the team at Marker Studio to develop the App.

“We’re pretty sure that no political party in New Zealand has done this yet, and for us it’s just the start,” says Topham.

 Download the Young Nats App here:

iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod): http://nzyn.at/17nDtEb

Android: http://nzyn.at/HJmXm8

Good on the Young Nats for this initiative. Almost everyone under 30 has a smartphone, and an app can be a great way to stay in touch with supporters.

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10 Responses to “Young Nats launch an app”

  1. YesWeDid (1,048 comments) says:

    So you get a daily picture of Key looking important and personable, a news feed so biased it makes kiwiblog look balanced and the ‘ability to connect with like minded people’ which is something like Tinder for young Nats.

    I’m surprised it’s free, where is the entrepreneurial spirit?

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  2. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    “I’m surprised it’s free, where is the entrepreneurial spirit?”

    You’re nuts if you think youth will deliberately pay money for political propaganda.

    They’d rather get it unknowingly through Progressive themed situation comedies and drama series on TV, or at the movies, than direct from the source.

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  3. Cato (1,095 comments) says:

    This is a great idea.

    Hopefully the phone numbers of the downloaders can be collated so that every Tracy Flick who uses the app be banned from standing for Parliament under an amendment to the Electoral Act 1993.

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  4. RRM (9,933 comments) says:

    I love my new LG smartphone.

    I can log on to KB in a matter of seconds and troll the sh!t out of redbaiter from anywhere in New Zealand. Smile. :-)

    Not sure I’ll bother with the Young Nats app though..

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  5. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    Not clear to me what it does. So I wouldn’t be downloading it. Sounds a bit like someone thinking “we need an app so we can be cool” but not having any real use case for it. Which I surmise from the fact that they’d have described what it was good for in the press release if it were good for anything.

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  6. Samuel Smith (276 comments) says:

    The Young Knats – Full of bright ideas.

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  7. Carl Sagan (2 comments) says:

    This App is simply brilliant, have subsequently deleted all other news App’s.

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  8. Changeiscoming (190 comments) says:

    I have a windows phone! – Discrimination? :)

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  9. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    @Carl Sagan (with 1 comment to your name). Because you have no need of news that isn’t filtered by the National party?

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  10. Dirty Rat (383 comments) says:

    That’s great news for Luigi Wewegie

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