This DNC App Will Keep You in The Know During the Convention

The "DNC 2016" app will offer a 360-degree livestream of the convention, among other features.

The Democratic National Convention Committee released a DNC app today that will help engage both those who choose to attend the convention and those who choose watch it from home or the office.

The convention app, “DNC 2016,” offers a number of features, including a 360-degree convention livestream with Chromecast and AirPlay capability, in-app maps, schedules and speech transcripts, as well as a “Best of Philadelphia” section to highlight local attractions, according to a press release.

The free app is available for download through the App Store and Google Play.

Yesterday, we detailed more than a dozen other ways you can watch the DNC, which is scheduled for July 25-28th. It’s almost like no one actually needs to be there.

More details on the app, per the press release:

  • Robust Convention Content: No matter what type of user is accessing the app, there’s material just for them. From the casual observer scrolling through headlines to a political junkie glued to every second, the app will have in-depth and up-to-date videos, speeches, photos and more.
  • 360 Degree Livestream: In addition to a standard main camera feed, the DNCC app will feature 360 degree livestreams from vantage points unavailable anywhere else.
  • Seamless Social Integration: During key convention moments, real-time pre-populated tweets will surface on the home page for instant sharing.
  • Map overlays: In-app maps display convention venues, Philadelphia watch parties, and of course, all 57 Donkeys Around Town.
  • Search: App content is fully searchable, as are the in-app maps.
  • Chromecast and AirPlay Capability: The DNCC standard and 360 livestreams can be cast to televisions with Chromecast and AirPlay.
  • Convention essentials: Speech transcripts, schedules, maps and everything else a delegate needs to navigate their convention experience are at their fingertips.
  • Philadelphia Flavor: A “Best of Philadelphia” section highlights ways to make the most out of a visit to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

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