By Jon Swartz , USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — President Trump isn’t the only one venting on politics online.
More than 60 mobile apps on politics — from Presidential Actions to Quartz News — have surfaced since Trump’s election three months ago, spanning the ideological spectrum. In-between, a swarm of apps such as Countable, VoteSpotter, Political Actions, Congress, Presidential Election & Electoral College Map, Boycott Trump Biz, Hear my Voice, We The People, and Voice Political Advocacy have experienced bumps in downloads.
Spikes in usage of the apps around election day, the inauguration and breaking news such as the Women’s March and immigration ban highlight heightened political activism on social media, says Danielle Levitas, senior vice president of research at App Annie, which tracks the app economy.
As of Feb 17, 321 out of 2.1 million apps on the iOS App Store contained a form of the word “politic,” an increase of 5% since the election. On Google Play, it was 422 out of 3.1 million apps, up 12% in the same time period, according to research by App Annie done for USA TODAY.
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