Friday, July 31, 2015

Cheer and Boo the VP Debate with Peel App

Want to voice your reactions instantly during tonight's Vice Presidential candidates debate? Samsung and the social-minded app maker Peel have just the campaign ticket.

Cheer and Boo the VP Debate with Peel App

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Second Screen App has Political A-Peel

Want to voice your reactions instantly during tonight's Vice Presidential candidates' debate in Davenport? Samsung and the social-minded  app maker Peel have just the campaign ticket.

As Joe Biden and Paul Ryan jockey for position, viewers using the Peel Smart Remote app on recent Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet computers will be able to "cheer" and "boo" the candidates, registering their reaction and then viewing the aggregated sentiments of all participants.

This "second screen"  app also lets users put your money where your digits are, by tapping on the screen to donate to the Obama/Biden or Romney/Ryan campaign.

 And should you want to switch between post-debate commentaries, that's also easily done with the Peel Smart Remote TV app on the applicable Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 7.7, Tab 2 7.0, Tab 2 10.1 or Note 10.1 models. All feature a built-in IR blaster to easily switch the TV channel to any of the available stations showing the debate.

 Day-to-day, the Peek app functions as a customizable TV guide,  recommending TV shows based on your "like" and "dislike" reactions and inviting you to share your viewing  passions with friends. While no iPads released to date offer an on-board IR blaster, Peel does offer an iOS variation on the theme here.

 

 

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