Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Target of a Newly Released Android App - Flip-Flop Mitt
Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) December 29, 2011
The new Android application, Flip-Flop Mitt is an interactive quiz game that features an animated character dressed in the standard blue suit, red tie and the a-typical bright yellow boxer shorts. He holds a spatula with a pancake on it, which he tosses in response to players answering questions. A video of the game is available on YouTube at this link: Video
The purpose of the game is to test the player’s knowledge about Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s position on several important issues. The goal for the player is to answer every question correctly. The player has an option to guess true or false on eight statements about Romney’s stance on Gun Control, National Health Care, Taxes, Immigration, Agriculture, Social Security, and even Flip Flopping. For example, the question on Gun Control is: “Flip-Flop Mitt supports the 2nd Amendment and the right of individuals to own and bear firearms.” The statement on Taxations is: “Flip-Flop Mitt is opposed to any tax increases on hard-working Americans. The player can choose true or false in response to each statement. The application can be downloaded at the Android Market.
After the player picks true or false on each statement, Flip-Flop Mitt reveals the correct answer. Some of the answers will surprise even the most astute political commentators. In fact, in a limited sample testing, the average score was three correct out of eight questions. “That itself says something significant about the candidate,” said one of the focus group testers.
In addition to challenging the player’s knowledge of the candidate, the application is also able to make some interesting predictions about the player, based on how he or she answers the questions.
William Hammer, a marketing consultant, created the app for, in his own words, “the fun of it” and as a way to learn application development.
“We have political commentary in every form of media, so why not in the mobile applications arena?” asked Hammer, from his home office in Greensboro. “This is essentially a political cartoon in app form,” he said.
He also issued a challenge to potential players and specifically to members of the media, “I’m betting that, no journalist, no blogger, no newshound, no matter how well versed on politics and Mitt Romney’s positions will be able to play this game and get all the answers correct on their first try. Not even Ashley Parker of the New York Times will get every question right.”