The New York Times just released a new app to the Market that exclusively covers anything and everything going on in the world of politics, with a focus on the upcoming election. The app, simply called "NYTimes Election 2012" is a must have for NYT subscribers who want to keep up with the latest political happenings, as it offers some useful features:

  • News grouped by topic so you can quickly and easily find the topics that you care about
  • Latest stories are highlighted with a red dot, making it easy to find the latest news at a glance
  • Live election results and country-by-country maps
  • Vote projections
  • A database of polling results
  • Candidate pages with updates, bios, and stats
  • Primary calendar
  • Editorials, etc. from the Times' opinion pages
  • Videos and slideshows from the campaign trail

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Unfortunately, this app does require a subscription to the New York Times, but if it sounds like something you're interested in, you can gain full access to the app for $0.99 for the first four weeks.

Hit the widget below to grab the download.

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  • martyjones

    New York Times = crap "journalism"

    • MJ

      They are considered one of the better newspapers around so calling them "crap" I think is a little strong - maybe?

      I am already burned out on the 2012 Presidential election coverage so don't need an app.

      Spoiler alert! President Obama will win re-election.

      This has nothing to with whether he deserves to be re-elected or not but the fact the Republican party is a three ring circus right now and will not be offering a viable alternative. Democracy fail...

      • MJ

        Sorry, HTML coding mistake in my comment.

        You can't edit comments at all? Sigh...

      • SiliconAddict

        The minute everyone assumes he is going to win is the minute he will loose.

  • SiliconAddict

    Pointless app. Every single article listed when I click on it requires a subscription. Thanks but I'll go back to news.google.com

  • ken

    No need to download this app. Here is a summary of what you will read. Vote Obama. They are very predictable.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

    Politics aside (please please please put them aside :), this feels, even smells, of NYTimes desperately clinging to yet another poor attempt to crawl into the digital world and remain relevant. I don't question their value as journalists, but I think their business model is dead and they have made just enough modifications to keep it running a bit longer. They've successfully outlasted most other news papers, but they need to learn how to do this right instead of just doing more of the Me-To style of business.

  • Greg

    New york times app is cool.
    Been using it for sometime now along with election caster.
    There's this latest entrant, Electionoid. so far this looks more interactive and more election-oriented than any other election apps out there.