Hillary Clinton Launches Virtual Campaign App

The Democratic presidential nominee has launched a game-style app encouraging supporters to campaign

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Whether you're sporting a red and blue 'H' manicure à la Katy Perry or rocking a Clinton-inspired trouser suit to work, there's a multitude of ways to show support for the Democratic presidential candidate.

And, Hills has just added a new option to the mix.

On Sunday, Clinton's campaign team launched 'Hillary 2016' – a free app designed to encourage supporters to volunteer, share Facebook content about the candidate's campaign and challenge fellow Clinton supporters in quizzes on the up-coming election.

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Available on iOS, the app invites users to sign in using their Facebook or email account and connect with friends to compete in challenges, such as a quiz called 'Trump or False', and in virtual local and state elections to gain credits.

Users can use credits to furnish their own digital campaign HQ, equipped with desks, chairs, American flags and even a potted plant. 

Supporters with enough credits also have the chance to receive personally signed goods from the potential future president.

While you won't be able to catch a Clefairy or Squirtle via the app (sorry Pokémon Go fans), it's a clever ploy in increasing support in the lead up to the Presidential election in November.

And it's not the first time a Presidential candidate has launched a mobile app to gain voters.

Earlier this year, former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders rolled out the canvassing app 'Field The Bern' to help supporters learn how to canvass and distribute flyers.

And in 2012, President Barack Obama launched a canvassing app to encourage volunteers to download a list of names from the neighborhood and wirelessly report back on their responses instantly to the campaign's computer system.  

Download Hillary 2016 for free here.