Running a country? There's an app for that, almost

December 28, 2011

(AP) -- Britain's government says experts are considering developing a bespoke iPad app that would deliver key data straight to Prime Minister David Cameron's tablet computer.

Officials said Wednesday that the idea is being discussed, though Cameron's Downing Street office declined to comment on the details.

The newspaper reported the app could include statistics and information from government departments, real time news and updates.

Cameron has previously discussed his affection for his iPad, but acknowledged he needed "a little bit of help from someone in IT" to set up the gadget.

The British chief has frequently championed the country's technology sector and hailed the so-called Silicon Roundabout cluster of digital companies in east London.

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Deadbolt
1 / 5 (1) Dec 28, 2011
What about letting the public vote on all legislation using phone apps?

Is 70 million dumbasses better or worse than 650?
FrankHerbert
1.8 / 5 (65) Dec 28, 2011
Apple didn't invent the tablet computer. These Apple adds are spoiling if you get my drift.

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