September 18, 2009 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Canterbury, New Hampshire - Catamount Software announces today the release of The World's Smallest Political Quiz (WSPQ), for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. WSPQ is adapted for the iPhone from the Advocates for Self-Government's world-famous political quiz. It's fast, fun - and surprisingly accurate.
"The Quiz has gained respect as a valid measure of a person's political leanings." - The Washington Post
"The World's Smallest Political Quiz is savvy and willing to tell you the truth." - YAHOO! Magazine
"The World's Smallest Political Quiz stands ready to help you determine your political identity. Quick and relatively painless." - USA Today.com
"Give this Quiz a try. It's fun, and who knows, you may be surprised at what you find." -Politics on the Net by Bill Mann
"What the heck, I figured, I'll take the test ... Good grief! [I discovered] I am a libertarian ..." - Larry Hicks, columnist, The York (Pa.) Dispatch.
Users are presented with five questions about personal liberty issues and five questions about economic liberty issues. Their answers are then instantly plotted on a 2-D graph to show the user's political leaning. Each section of the graph can be tapped to give more information about the particular political philosophy (libertarian, left-liberal, right-conservative, authoritarian, and centrist).
"The World's Smallest Political Quiz is used in classrooms across the country, has been translated into several languages, and is regularly printed in newspapers, magazines and books," says Sharon Harris, president of the Advocates for Self-Government, creators and distributors of the Quiz.
"Over 13,000,000 people have taken the Quiz online, and over 6,000,000 card versions have been distributed. People love the Quiz because it provides a more accurate and more inclusive "map" of the world of politics. We're delighted that Catamount has produced the Quiz for the iPhone and iPod Touch, making the Quiz accessible to even more people."
"It is so much fun to beam the Quiz to people! And it's even more fun to see their faces light up as they enjoy taking the Quiz, sharing it with their friends, and having that 'Ah-ha!' experience of seeing where they really fit on the political map."
"We created the first handheld version of the Quiz in 1998 for Apple's Newton OS to be used at county fairs across the country," said Hardy Macia, president of Catamount Software. "The Quiz generates a lot of discussion and is a real eye-opener. Pass it around at a party or dinner to start up lively conversations for the rest of the night."
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2 or later
Pricing and Availability:
WSPQ 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store.
About The Advocates for Self-Government:
The Advocates for Self-Government is a non-profit educational organization. Their purpose is to: (1) present the freedom philosophy honestly and persuasively to opinion-makers and the public so that they can encounter, evaluate, and when ready, embrace the ideals of self-government; (2) help libertarians become effective and powerful communicators of the ideas of liberty; and (3) change the political map from the inaccurate and exclusionary left-right/liberal conservative; line to a more accurate and inclusive model (like that on the World's Smallest Political Quiz) that includes libertarians and others.
About Catamount Software:
Hardy Macia founded Catamount Software in 1994. Based in Canterbury, NH, Catamount has developed for the Newton since its introduction in October 1993, for the Palm OS(R) since January 1999, and for Apple's iPhone since 2008. Catamount's iPhone products have more than one million downloads including top ranking personal finance manager PocketMoney and tip calculator CheckPlease in the financial category. Copyright (C) 1994-2008 Catamount Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.