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Politifact Mobile

Posted by Times Publishing Company in News & Magazines | Sept. 14, 2011 | 58 Comments

Apk file size: 4.6 MB

Put the Truth-O-Meter in your pocket! PolitiFact Mobile brings Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking to your smart phone or tablet.

PolitiFact Mobile makes it easier than ever to get the truth about American politics. It is produced by PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, and includes the mobile-only Truth Index as well as mobile versions of the site's most popular features — the Truth-O-Meter, the Flip-O-Meter and the Obameter.


• First app dedicated to fact-checking!
• Get the latest Truth-O-Meter rulings
• Report cards allow you to see the Truth-O-Meter records of politicians, political groups and pundits
• Get updates on the campaign promises of President Obama and Republican leaders from our Obameter and GOP Pledge-O-Meter

Features available only on PolitiFact Mobile:

• The Truth-O-Meter Tally – Compare the tally of Truth-O-Meter rulings by subject
• The Truth Index – A daily index that shows the ups and downs of all Truth-O-Meter rulings
• The Flip-O-Meter Tally – See the latest count for Half Flips and Full Flops
• Pants on Fire! Button — An ideal couch companion for political debates

PolitiFact is a venture of the Tampa Bay Times, the Southeast's largest newspaper. For more information on PolitiFact features, go to:

Whats new

    New "Pants on Fire!" button
    Enhanced person search
    New "Contact us" option to suggest facts to check
    Expanded "Extras" page
    Larger graphics for meters

Times Publishing Company part of our News & Magazines and have average installs from 5000 to 10000. Last Update Sept. 14, 2011. Google play rating is 66.0116. Current verison is 1.3.0. Actual size 4.6 MB.

Download politifact-mobile.apk 4.6 MB


Max G. Mahaffee, Esq.

Also need Adobe Air downloaded... ... Would have been nice to know before I paid 99 cents for this app. Really #RIPOFF? Going to uninstall.

A Google User

Really? Lie of the year? It's still Medicare in name only. I put a yellow post-it labeled Ferrari on my Yugo. Guess I drive a Ferrari. App was fine, but if underlying info is useless, off comes the app.

A Google User

Used to be a good app The app itself is great. He stories though have started to gain a slant. They are leaving out facts on some things, and adding in facts on others when it helps particular stories. They used to consider things in context.

Dennis Kincy

Great! But needs Text Size Option I love this app. However, I just loaded it on a high resolution display Nexus 5 and the text size is verrrry small. I wish the developer would provide a Text size option to increase the text size for high resolution displays. It's hard to read now with these old eyes.

A Google User

Outdated information? Doesn't seem to have the latest posts from the website, which is disappointing. Otherwise ok

A Google User

The perfect end to political arguments Note: You'll have to download Adobe Air from the Market before you can use it. It's worth it. Clean interface and great visuals; I love the stock-esque "Truth Index." Very cool.

A Google User

Dustin H This is an excellent source of information and the truth behind all of the rhetoric and attacks from politicians. Everything from cherry picked statistics to flat out lies are all sorted out and explained. This app is a must for political junkies.

A Google User

Everyone who votes should have this Asus Transformer Prime TF201 This is a great app and is a "Must Have" for people who want to be informed voters. (There are a few of us... I think?) I have the same screen problem as Karen, hopefully they fix it in a future update, then it will be a 5 star app.

Dan Starvish

Doesn't work Last three weeks can't retrieve stories, always a network error. Want my money back. Worked great before, now useless.

A Google User

Great Needs customizable widget for quick facts. Otherwise great idea for an amazing website.

A Google User

Well Done Good app. Crisp and clean. Worth the pocket change to buy. Agreed that it needs the ability to move to SD card. Don't procrastinate. Buy and use it.

Jack Levy

No recent updates The app looks poor in high resolution screens. The navigation is old fashion. Could really use a face lift.

joshua lynn

Search doesn't work Seems to be less content then what's on mobile site and search function not working..Why did this cost money if it is being maintained

A Google User

Great app Nice design. Easy to follow and use. Very informative and entertaining. Well worth it. Droid X

A Google User

politifact mobile very slow to load, then can't get past opening screen. continues to run in background until killed. waste of two dollars. htc incredible

Rev. Rick Clair

Keep 'Em Honest In this time of half-truths & outright lies, this app is invaluable!

A Google User

Small Business Owner I own a small business. I read what Obama said word for word in context. Romney DID NOT distort what was said.

A Google User

Crashes each time! This is the only app I've ever purchased and it's not worth the money. At least it used to run - now app crashes on every open. Doesn't even make it to the first screen. Disappointing ...

Daniel Clarkson

good overall Everytime I try to check Barack Obama report card the app crashes .PolitiFact says the problem is my phone, I'm not buying it .

A Google User

Stopped Working This app worked great and then it stopped working on my HTC Evo even when I updated the app. I contacted politifact and they have not responded. Its too bad because it was a great app while it worked. Someone help fix it!!

Mark Shernicoff

Unusable I have a galaxy note 4 edge with android 5.0.1 and the type is too small to read.

A Google User

ASUS EEE TRANSFORMER T-201 Great app as far as content. However, when using this app my screen jumps and deteriorates. At first I was afraid the screen was going bad but have since ruled that out because it only happens in this app. Other than that the app is very user friendly and informative.

A Google User

Nice start Nice, decent looking. Publisher is unresponsive to bug reports. TIP: To search hit enter twice.

A Google User

0 stars! This application is obviously liberal biased. If you want the facts look elsewhere.

James Kister

Terrible updates Far fewer updates than on the actual website. Absolutely no idea why they would do this. No options in app to potentially change this.

David Reid

Great App! Great for checking out the realities behind to political posturing!

A Google User

Stopped working The app works, but the content hasn't updated since before the election. I tried reinstalling.

A Google User

Allan Handelman This is a very cool app. Responsive with crisp images & lntuitive navigation. Great search. As impressive as the website. Works great on Samsung Tab.

Namron Setay

Could you make the font smaller please? If I squint I can sort of see it, which I guess is what you are going for.

A Google User

Stopped opening Awesome until it stopped opening up. HTC EVO 4g LTE pleeease fix.

Jeff Groce

Tiny text I love the information, but the super high resolution screen... Makes the text almost unreadable, and the app doesn't allow it to be adjusted, or zoomed.

A Google User

Adobe AIR required I prefer not to have to install additional apps just to make this one work, and that is what you require of me. If you want to require Adobe AIR, say so in the app description!

A Google User

Great App! Very informative! Very resourceful! With facts and without the crazy rhetoric.

A Google User

Tablet Version Missing Great source of information to sort out truth in politics. However, it is still very much designed for phones. A true tablet version is desperately needed.

Michael Brunner

Text very small on 1080p displays I would like to see an update that addresses the small text size. I can read it just fine, but others may have difficulty.

christopher duckett

Make the text bigger. How do you not have settings in this app

A Google User

Lacks features Overall, I am happy with this app, but I wish we could share articles and that there was a search option. I know you can sort by topic, but its just not as good as a search field

Bill Cosby

Politifact is bought and paid for by traffic Never trust this site. All they want to do is straddle the fence to gain more traffic. I used to use them but they have become CNN. Too afraid to be an actual fact checker. No credibility left anymore.

A Google User

Waste of money. sorting and searching on app are antiquated. Has only half the entries their website has, so save your self the money and just bookmark the website .

Mark Kelly

Needs update Text way to small on my Nexus 5. It works old my tablet.

Mark Shernicoff

Unusable I have a galaxy note 4 edge with android 5.0.1 and the type is too small to read.

Brian Woofter

BIASED TOWARDS DEMOCRATS Wasted my money! Biased 3 to 1 at least in favor of Democrats! I don't think so. Uninstalling

Deborah Davis

Font too small & no settings On Galaxy Note 4 the font is too small to bother with. Hurts the eyes. Too bad really because I like the website and the sources to research an item for yourself. Do not understand all the liberal references. They provide the sources for you to research on your own if you disagree. A lie is a lie is a lie no matter who says it.

Captain Packrat

Love the app, Hate Adobe Air This app is great for digging up the truth about what politicians are saying. Unfortunately, it also requires you to install Adobe Air, a bug-ridden piece of bloatware.

Laura Murphy

Text is too small I enjoyed reading this in the last presidential election, but now I can barely see the text.

Christy Brand

Font size sucks!!! I had bought this app a while back and loved it. Since upgrading my phone and reinstalling this app, it sucks. The font is so small...why? You can't change it.

Floyd Clark

Am I blind I think this app in its current incarnation (at least on phone screens) is made specifically for Superman/woman. To add insult to injury you cannot even zoom it in.


Truth is this is a great fact checking app! (XPERIA Z3v) It is a great tool for putting an end to political debates. a must have for any political enthusiast! I saw a review on here that said, "it was liberally biased". The first thing I looked at when I opened the app was Jeb Bush's report card & more times than not he had mostly true ratings, why would a liberally biased political app say that about a Republican? I'm sorry if it's hard to come to terms with, but the Left is usually more prone to facts & "Reality has a well-known liberal bias" -Stephen Colbert

Rush Gentry

Politi-Fact is biased! This is a liberal Democrat leaning app that bashes Republicans. Nothing but trash.

robert capazzi

Need to fix the app This app does help when trying to fact check political parties, but the app is poor on large screens, the font is extremely small , wish they would fix it ASAP. Will give it 5 stars when fixed.

Jeffrey D. Kolker

Microscopic text Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - text is so small that it's impossible to read. No settings to change this. Too bad.

Johnny Urrea

Too small Other apps are of good font size. Can't read anything. Too small.

A Google User

Needs option to change font size Don't see any option/setting for doing size. Text is so small it's basically in readable.

Bob Singh

Very difficult to read Print is way to small to read. Useless on my Droid Turbo as there is no way to make the print larger. Don't bother downloading.

Annie Carden

Clearly developed by a Democrat This is NOT an unbiased app. I question it's validity. However, it is a good tool to use to check facts out for oneself. But I'll give it an extra star for organization, and another star for the plethora of information. Also... Adobe Air? Really?

Deb T

Font too small Used to be great but I can't even see it since the last update

Adam Hayes

Good design, infrequent content updates My sole complaint is that their website updates days in advance of content on this paid app. This seems counterintuitive. On a side note, I want to give a tip of the hat to reviewers who cannot separate their political beliefs from their review of the app.

Justin Fazio

Very difficult to read This is a nice app if only I could read it. The text is easy too small to be able to view on a phone. I purchased this app before it was changed. I'm not sure why it doesn't adjust to the window size like every other app. Please fix!

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