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    Rand Paul releases innovative app to boost campaign.

    https://www.randpaul.com/news/rand-p...through-an-app

    You can take selfies with Rand, play games that incorporate Rand's logo, have special messages from Rand, etc. Looks awesome. Download from the app store by searching for Rand Paul 2016.



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    How do you play the game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriah View Post
    How do you play the game?
    It's an "easter egg" game so you have to hit the right button or something like that. It is hidden and has to be found. Sounds pretty sweet though!

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    I downloaded on iTunes today but have yet to look at it. Will tonight after work.

    This was posted on FB so don't forget to share with your FB friends who are friendly to Rand.

    Also share his page with your FB friends who like Rand.
    Last edited by Liberty74; 09-02-2015 at 12:33 PM.
    If Rand does not win the Republican nomination, he should buck the controlled two party system and run as an Independent for President in 2016 and give Americans a real option to vote for.

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    NYT: Rand Paul Campaign Makes Pixelated Pitch, Through an App

    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/firs...hrough-an-app/



    Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky often says that he campaigns where “other Republicans aren’t,” like Detroit, Alaska, and, well, on a smartphone.

    The Paul campaign is releasing a smartphone app on Wednesday through the Apple and Android stores, one of the few official campaign apps of 2016 aside from one from Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. It tries to offer a blend of digital mischief and communication that has come to be a hallmark of Mr. Paul’s online campaign.

    In addition to offering calendar events, campaign news and a featured video, the app lets users post their own Rand Paul memes or create an artificial selfie with the senator to share on social media. And if they know where to tap, they can find an “Easter egg” hidden game, a version of the 1978 arcade classic “Space Invaders” that features Mr. Paul’s torch logo shooting rockets at other campaigns’ logos, blasting Donald J. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” and Jeb Bush’s “Jeb!” into pixelated embers.

    A common criticism of campaign apps is that they speak only to the converted; there’s no point in persuading a user who’s willing to download an app.

    But there is use in reaching out to that base. Mr. Paul’s app will send push alerts when the senator is hosting an event in the area, and notify users when he is about to vote on a bill in the Senate, asking his followers how they think he should vote.

    “You have a reason to download it because you can influence what happens,” said Ron Schnell, the chief technology officer of the Paul campaign and architect of the app. “It’s not just to find out about the candidate you support, it’s about letting the candidate know what you think.”

    The first piece of content a user sees when beginning to scroll in the app, however, is not a game or news, but rather an option to donate.

    And should a Trump or Bush logo blow up the user-controlled Paul liberty torch in the app’s hidden game, the user is chided: “You have not defeated your inferiors! Assuage your guilt by making a donation to the campaign!”
    Last edited by orenbus; 09-02-2015 at 01:24 PM.
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    This app is garnering a lot of interest. This is a big deal and you guys should share it. This is something that people would rather do than just to look up records, votes, etc. This could be a great gateway to people learning about Rand.
    Last edited by kbs021; 09-02-2015 at 01:24 PM.

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    Damn... requires iOS 8.0 or later..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    Of course people are going to troll.. But they signed up for the app.. Besides the trolling, this app does many good things. It has donation options, makes it easy to hear from Rand consistently amidst media blackouts, etc. This app is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbs021 View Post
    Of course people are going to troll.. But they signed up for the app.. Besides the trolling, this app does many good things. It has donation options, makes it easy to hear from Rand consistently amidst media blackouts, etc. This app is good.
    lol the media claims its a troll, I call it an internet hug.

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    Good marketing. No matter how it is used. It brings his name into different spheres of influence.
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    If we can get people directed to download the app, it's probably just as good as getting the campaign their email. I would be promoting this everywhere. Rand's digital team continues to impress me. An app might not seem like much, but he is literally the only candidate doing this kind of stuff along with snapchat.

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    Testing the app. It's legit. You can't share the app from the app though. You can share it to other social media through the app store.
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    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain"

    "I want to be President, not because I want to run your lives. I don't want to run the economy, and I don't want to run the world. I want to be President to restore liberty."

    "The use of force to impose morality is itself immoral, and generosity with others' money is still theft"

    "My name is George. I'm unemployed and live with my parents."

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    Got it for droid.
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    I wish someone would make an app like this for Mac and Me
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    Still cant find that darn game, anyone know where to click?

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    Anybody found the Easter Egg yet? I've looked all over but nothing so far...
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    And that I think, was the handle. That sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave." ~ HST

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberty_nc View Post
    Still cant find that darn game, anyone know where to click?
    Quote Originally Posted by SneakyFrenchSpy View Post
    Anybody found the Easter Egg yet? I've looked all over but nothing so far...
    SPOILER HERE
    the rEVOLution begins!

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    make sure after you download it that you rate it and leave a good message!

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    This should give him a bump in the polls

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyallen59 View Post
    Oh my god, that....was totally worth it. It could use some work but I laughed. Get the app
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    Great idea. It's funny, we were just talking about an app in the money bomb thread a couple weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by CPUd View Post
    Has there ever been a moneybomb app? It would tell the users to HOLD, HOLD, then ring the bell to CHARGE when the moneybomb is on. Then there would be a secure gateway to donate, and during the moneybomb, it will plot the progress. I might be able to build an android one, at the very least, I can build the backend data server.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Moon View Post
    An app would be pretty cool. A benefit of an app is that like with email you can communicate with people directly, rather than hoping that your Facebook or Twitter posts show up in their feed and get seen. It could be another way to tell them when the moneybomb starts and then give info about the next one.

    Something like that would be great to release through the campaign's website, it would get more exposure and they could add more fun campaign features... maybe some Rand sound bytes, his Twitter feed, a "Rand Tracker" that shows his campaign path and stops on a map of the US, animating the torch that's in his logo and making it full screen so that people could hold up their phones and display a lit torch.

    Encourage people to download it his rallies and on campus, and then have the app send out notifications later.
    I just downloaded it and it's a lot like what I had in mind.

    If they send push notifications for the money bomb, and maybe add the ticker on there it would be really great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Moon View Post
    If they send push notifications for the money bomb, and maybe add the ticker on there it would be really great.
    Will pass this along to the official campaign. Anything else you guys see that should be added?
    Last edited by orenbus; 09-02-2015 at 10:21 PM.
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    Submit these articles to the Blaze(at the very bottom of the page) so they will get a story up on it. Mention the hidden game and other fun things so they will be more likely to put it up.
    the rEVOLution begins!

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    It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. -Samuel Adams

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    This app got me to donate $5 there by clicking that button what's it called "Chip in $5 now!"?! Yeah I wish I could chip in more but I'm on SSI and have almost no money for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orenbus View Post
    Will pass this along to the official campaign. Anything else you guys see that should be added?
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    Vincent Harris is finally doing his job?

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