Angry Tomato - New Social Activism App for iPhone

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[] Silver Spring, Maryland - Leaping Bytes is pleased to announce Angry Tomato, a new social activism app for iPhone. It is a collaborative effort between Leaping Bytes and the Student Farmworker Alliance. Angry Tomato app was developed as a part of campaign on calling on supermarket chains to stop human rights abuses of farmworkers.

This tomato is angry. The farmworkers who harvested him received sub-poverty wages, were denied fundamental labor and human rights, and, in the most extreme cases, were forced to labor in the fields against their will in situations of modern-day slavery.

Angry Tomato app users are making activist art by throwing virtual tomatoes and a request for change across the storefronts of grocery chains that are failing to stand up for farmworkers. They can share their poster with friends on Facebook and Twitter, sending a powerful message to supermarkets that its time to end farmworker exploitation now.

App Features:
* Locate the nearest target supermarket
* Use your phone's camera to take a photo of your local store (or select from included stock photos)
* Customize your own poster by virtually throwing Angry Tomatoes at your store's photo
* Include your own message to encourage the corporation to sign on with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
* Share your poster with your friends and with the corporation via Facebook or Twitter.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 11.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Angry Tomato 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Leaping Bytes is a technology solutions company providing mobile, web, and custom software development founded in 2005 by Andrei Tchijov and Elena Tchijov. Since 2009 Leaping Bytes has been involved in developing applications and games for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Leaping Bytes. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.