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Global Politics Apps for Smartphones and Tablets

The number of organizations that have apps to present information, news, and data grows daily. Here is a brief snapshot of free apps that students have found useful, interesting, or simply fun. Please be careful when downloading apps and remember to “practice safe computing” at all times.

AJE Live (English language TV broadcast by Al Jazeera)

AP Mobile

BBC News

CBC News

DB Navigator (German railroad schedules)

Exchange LE (foreign currency exchange rate calculator)

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Monetary Fund

My TSA (US Transportation Security Agency airport information)

NASA Television

NHK TV live (Japanese television)

Satellite Tracker (one of several apps that provide transit information on human objects in space)

SNCF Direct (French national railroad information)

The Economist

The Hill (United States congressional news)

The Nation Now

UN FCCC Negotiator

United Nations

United Nations News Reader

World Bank Group

In addition, many national governments and most US television stations have apps, as do leading print and electronic news organizations around the world. Apps that offer foreign travel information and traffic cameras abound.

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