Dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion

CityPress - - Voices - Gar­reth.van­niek­erk@city­press.co.za

Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers App Avail­able for free, but only for An­droid, at the Google Play store Fol­low­ing the re­lease of the DA’s of­fi­cial elec­tion app, which #Trend­ing cov­ered at the time, the Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers (EFF) launched its own app last week and, af­ter us­ing it, there is po­ten­tial for it to be a re­ally use­ful bit of pre-elec­tion tech.

The app has 17 sec­tions that of­fer the likes of a de­tailed ex­pla­na­tion of the struc­ture of the party, a full copy of the EFF’s elec­tion man­i­festo, a mem­ber­ship ap­pli­ca­tion por­tal, con­tact page, EFF events guide, me­dia por­tal, and even some EFF Jazz Hour al­bums and pod­casts.

By link­ing it to live sta­tus up­dates, both in-app and to the Twit­ter, In­sta­gram and Face­book pages of the EFF, the app is able to cre­ate a pow­er­ful sense of com­mu­nity.

It makes it a lively vir­tual place for Free­dom Fight­ers to con­gre­gate and share their sto­ries.

There is a lot of room for im­prove­ment though. Most cru­cial is a ward finder, and one con­cerned user also asked that the app try to re­duce its data con­sump­tion.

They could in­tro­duce a bit of fun too, like a land-finder game or some­thing along those lines.

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