“Obama clock” a top iPhone app

posted at 6:32 pm on August 31, 2011 by Tina Korbe

High unemployment, high national debt, lousy housing numbers and high gas prices aside, it’s fun to watch the clock run out on Barack Obama’s first term as president. A new iPhone application — the “Obama Clock” — now ranks as the No. 1 reference app. Earlier today, it was No. 2 behind National Geographic’s World Atlas, but the app’s individual web page suggests it surpassed that old standby, at least for today.

The clock serves as “a countdown to either Barack Obama’s second inauguration or his final days as President of the United States.” More importantly, it downloads and updates important voter metrics: the president’s approval rating, the size of the public debt, the unemployment level, the cost of gasoline and the housing price index.

The man behind the application says it owes its popularity primarily to conservatives who like to revel in the president’s dismal numbers — and adds that his leftist mother and friends aren’t at all happy with him for creating it in the first place. The Daily Caller reports:

Liberals don’t like the app because it shows Obama’s numbers trending down, said Jeremy Ross, even though his app just publishes publicly available data. The app can also be used to display the same stats on future GOP presidents.

Ross, a California aerospace engineer, cut his sleep time down to 5 hours per day to develop the app, which users rate at 4.5 out of 5 stars.

“Most of my friends are very left and strongly discouraged me from starting this app,” he said. “My best friend hates this app.” Ross added that his own mother, also politically liberal, isn’t happy about it.

But you’d think folks on the left would be lining up to buy it. After all, the president is about to unveil a spectacular plan to spur job creation and boost the economy, right? Should be fun to watch the numbers move in The One’s favor after he does!

Just kidding. It must be pretty tough to take when even an impartial piece of technology tells a chilling tale about the failure of the president of Hopenchange. It must be even tougher to take when the design of that impartial piece of technology takes after Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster. Art might mimic life, but numbers never lie.

P.S. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Jim Treacher’s tagline for this story. “Sick of Obama? There’s an app for that.”


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Heh. Just just made me realize something. Back when O was popular, I was just dreading how there would be schools and streets everywhere named after him. Now that he is tanking and is one of the worst presidents ever, perhaps that won’t happen now.

carbon_footprint on August 31, 2011 at 6:35 PM

This totally needs a Droid version.

Red Cloud on August 31, 2011 at 6:35 PM

lololol

cmsinaz on August 31, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Need this for my DRIOD NOW!

400lb Gorilla on August 31, 2011 at 6:38 PM

iDiot.

the_nile on August 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM

carbon_footprint on August 31, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Believe me, they are going to name all types of crap after him, but it will be in certain areas of the Country/Cities. He’s the blank President and this day and age it means more that actually Preidential abilities or leadership. He will always have his hardcore fan base.

Oil Can on August 31, 2011 at 6:42 PM

This is almost enough to make me buy an iPhone.

malclave on August 31, 2011 at 6:42 PM

..anybody know the URL of a similar widget for my blog?

(I’m serious!)

The War Planner on August 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Downloaded it yesterday :)

vcferlita on August 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM

iVote

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM

I don’t neeeed, No Steenkin Appppp, to know Obama SUCKKKKKKKS!

44Magnum on August 31, 2011 at 6:44 PM

A stopped clock is far more accurate than this clown.

John the Libertarian on August 31, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Back when O was popular, I was just dreading how there would be schools and streets everywhere named after him.

carbon_footprint on August 31, 2011 at 6:35 PM

There are ways to deal with that. Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Atlanta dead ends at Reagan Parkway. :-)

truth2power on August 31, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Man…no love for Android, eh? :(

Hannibal Smith on August 31, 2011 at 6:47 PM

iSuck

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 6:48 PM

The liberal version has

- total federal dollars spent year this year
- jobs saved or created (actually is current number of federal employees)
- congressional approval rate
- amount of Obama fundraising year to date

pedestrian on August 31, 2011 at 6:51 PM

iIIIIIII

SouthernGent on August 31, 2011 at 6:52 PM

iFAIL

portlandon on August 31, 2011 at 6:52 PM

There are ways to deal with that. Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Atlanta dead ends at Reagan Parkway. :-)

truth2power on August 31, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Seriously!?

carbon_footprint on August 31, 2011 at 6:53 PM

pedestrian on August 31, 2011 at 6:51 PM

+1

Red Cloud on August 31, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Apple approved this app into their Market?

I would expect this on Android’s open market before liberal Apple would allow an App like this in their marketplace.

jp on August 31, 2011 at 6:56 PM

iLie

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 6:58 PM

iFRAUD

portlandon on August 31, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Got it! I gotta move it to the first app page. Typing now from my new TouchPad. Big grin indeed.

ProudPalinFan on August 31, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Miss PPF saw a stop sign and below somebody put an O sign!

ProudPalinFan on August 31, 2011 at 7:02 PM

So, in 507 days…when he is evicted from the White House (and it could get ugly; ever try to evict anyone from public housing?) the question remains, will Obama get a gig on DWTS?

Personally, I don’t see it.

coldwarrior on August 31, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Heh after his amazing jobs plan(er slush fund) you guys won’t be laughing.

CW on August 31, 2011 at 7:03 PM

iGod

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 7:04 PM

iBlame

Rambotito on August 31, 2011 at 7:05 PM

iPutt

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 7:08 PM

iGolf

TheQuestion on August 31, 2011 at 7:09 PM

iRWeasel

iRBaboon

coldwarrior on August 31, 2011 at 7:12 PM

“Most of my friends are very left and strongly discouraged me from starting this app,” he said. “My best friend hates this app.” Ross added that his own mother, also politically liberal, isn’t happy about it.

Denial…much..

‘OMG, now everyone will know what an utter failure our Messiah turned out to be!!!! OH NOES!!!!’

BigWyo on August 31, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Seriously!?

carbon_footprint on August 31, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Actually Jimmy Carter Boulevard is one of the worst places to drive, it almost always has bumper to bumper traffic…but before and after Jimmy Carter Boulevard traffic is fine!

As my husband put it, “Carter always screws everything up”

Cookies Mom on August 31, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Hell, he sh ould make a desktop widget out of it.

Southernblogger on August 31, 2011 at 7:16 PM

I want a droid of this.

Vegi on August 31, 2011 at 7:17 PM

iBlow

bernzright777 on August 31, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Heh. Just just made me realize something. Back when O was popular, I was just dreading how there would be schools and streets everywhere named after him. Now that he is tanking and is one of the worst presidents ever, perhaps that won’t happen now.

Too late here in Orlando. We already have President Barack Obama Parkway…(Ugg.Daisy Lynum just had to have “President” in the name…) At least the comment I saw in the Orlando Slantinel was pretty funny…(paraphrasing) That road has a lot of curves and trees, which fits Obama because he’s crooked and shady…lol

Battlecruiser-operational on August 31, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Didn’t I suggest this about a month ago?

slickwillie2001 on August 31, 2011 at 7:22 PM

There’s also a chunk of I-285 in Atlanta named after Billy McKinney, who is Cymphia’s father.

slickwillie2001 on August 31, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I love how the developer’s friends and family hate it. They’d prefer to just keep their heads in the sand.

Scrappy on August 31, 2011 at 7:34 PM

..anybody know the URL of a similar widget for my blog?

(I’m serious!)

The War Planner on August 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM

There’s this one:

http://www.obamacountdownwidget.com/

fgh on August 31, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Counting down the days of his presidency.

Don’t need a gadget for it.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Tick tock
Said the clock
There’s an organizer
On the block.

Tock tick
There’s the pr!ck
Doing his best
To be a dick.

Tick tock
It’s time to rock
Let’s watch football;
This guy’s a crock.

hillbillyjim on August 31, 2011 at 7:42 PM

LOVE IT and just downloaded it.

dddave on August 31, 2011 at 7:49 PM

iWantYourMoney

swash_plate on August 31, 2011 at 7:51 PM

iLoseBigin2012

AZCoyote on August 31, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Palin version, iAbdicate!

/jk

faraway on August 31, 2011 at 8:02 PM

it’s fun to watch the clock run out on Barack Obama’s first term as president.

the second will be even more fun, trust me.

sesquipedalian on August 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Back when O was popular, I was just dreading how there would be schools and streets everywhere named after him.

carbon_footprint on August 31, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Here ya go. Don’t say I never gave you nuthin’. ;-)

List of places named after Barack Obama

Mary in LA on August 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Here ya go. Don’t say I never gave you nuthin’. ;-)

List of places named after Barack Obama

Mary in LA on August 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM

I’m pulling for the U.S. Navy’s new class of destroyers to be named after him.

slickwillie2001 on August 31, 2011 at 8:18 PM

iSpend

iPickyourpocket

txag92 on August 31, 2011 at 8:25 PM

iDouchebag

txag92 on August 31, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Just got it. God Bless America.

Chuck Schick on August 31, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Liberals don’t like the app because it shows Obama’s numbers trending down

…except for unemployment, foreclosures, food stamp participants, guns provided to Mexican drug cartels, and accusations of Republican racism! :)

dominigan on August 31, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I’m pulling for the U.S. Navy’s new class of destroyers to be named after him.

slickwillie2001 on August 31, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Yeah, I’m expecting something like THIS.

dominigan on August 31, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Interesting that some fools think an additional for years of Obama will be a fun thing.

Yep education in America is worthless.

CW on August 31, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I got it the day I saw it on Drudge. It’s slick, with the countdown clock. It updates once a day. Actually, for election purposes, it would have more bang for the buck if, in addition to counting down the days until he leaves the White House, it also showed the increase in the National debt. If people saw that puppy climbing like their electric meter when you using an electric stove to cook Thanksgiving Dinner, they’d understand the problem better.

It’s still a neat APP and for .99 cents, can’t be beat.

Vote Republican and only be called a racist one more time.

bflat879 on August 31, 2011 at 11:22 PM

do they have a Blackberry version?

mizflame98 on September 1, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Vote Republican and only be called a racist one more time.

bflat879 on August 31, 2011 at 11:22 PM

If a racist calls you a racist, what does that make you??

SKYFOX on September 1, 2011 at 7:04 AM

SKYFOX on September 1, 2011 at 7:04 AM

It’s like a double negative.

hawkdriver on September 1, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Like the bumper sticker I saw said,

“IF YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA TO PROVE YOU’RE NOT RACIST, VOTE FOR SOMEONE ELSE NEXT TIME TO PROVE YOU’RE NOT STUPID!”

bugsy on September 1, 2011 at 7:38 AM

I wonder if that little approval heart will flatline…

RDE2010 on September 1, 2011 at 7:48 AM

It’s like a double negative.

hawkdriver on September 1, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Racism is a belief system. I don’t care what people believe; I care about what they do. Your beliefs mean nothing and hurt no one if you don’t act on them. If racism in action can be defined as excluding people based solely on racial differences, wouldn’t the opposite of that be including people based solely on racial differences? How can the opposite of a racist act be a racist act? My definition must be wrong. It isn’t excluding or including, but rather, acting on the basis of racial differences that defines racism, no matter your intent. Ergo, affirmative action is racism. I always knew this, I just needed to run it through my logic filter, which in my case is clogged with coffee grounds.

SKYFOX on September 1, 2011 at 8:02 AM

iBlame

barrythrowslikeagirl on September 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Another job created by Obama.

ctmom on September 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM

ANDROID USERS REJOICE:

The Obama STOPwatch:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.pwnysoft.obamastopwatchfree&feature=search_result

Beo on September 1, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Worth the $0.99. On my phone and shared the link with friends.

Heh. Just just made me realize something. Back when O was popular, I was just dreading how there would be schools and streets everywhere named after him. Now that he is tanking and is one of the worst presidents ever, perhaps that won’t happen now.

carbon_footprint on August 31, 2011 at 6:35 PM

My thought was by the time obummer get put on the US currency it will be as worthless as he is.

Mangy Scot on September 1, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Freedom’s just another word for January 20, 2013.

Steve Z on September 1, 2011 at 10:52 AM