Show of Hands

Show of Hands

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Finally the 5-star polling app from the iPhone and iPad comes to Android!

"Addicted! It's the only app I constantly use."
"An absolute must-have for anyone who's interested in ANYTHING!"
"Great conversation starter!"
"New favorite!"
"Great app. love the fact that it adds new questions every day. u NEED this app"
"This app is the best free one I've downloaded."

Show of Hands is an easy-to-use real-time ANONYMOUS polling application for the Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Poll topics include politics, ethics, pop-culture, sports, parenting, health, humor...whatever seems interesting. Two or three new questions are added daily, and make for great dinner table discussion topics! I do my best to keep poll questions unbiased, and don't use any of the info for commercial purposes. I'm not a faceless mega-corp...just a dude who runs this little home-grown polling service as a public service, a personal hobby, and a way to settle arguments with my wife.

Our goal is to have as balanced a group of voters as we can muster. We are also 100% transparent with the breakdown of voter demographics with every single poll. Show of Hands voters are currently self-reporting to be in the following groups:

~ 61% male
~ 39% female

~ 40% republican
~ 35% democrat
~ 25% independent

If you are one of the under-represented groups, please please please download Show of Hands and weigh in!

- Should judges be elected or appointed?
- Do you think you more patriotic than the average American, or less?
- On the whole, is technology making us smarter or dumber?
- Which party are you more likely to vote for in the November 2010 election?
- Are you in favor of Federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research?
- If city-wide video surveillance eliminated 75% of public crimes, would the privacy trade-off be worth it?
- Which would make you happier: Lebron James signs with your local team, or someone walks in the door right now and hands you your favorite sandwich?
- Which would be easier for you: to go a week without speaking or a week without using any electronics?"
- Would you willingly give your life for your country?
- Do you approve of President Obama's job performance?

After answering each a/b question, you will immediately see the current results of the poll question within your state and nationally, as well be able to view a "red/blue" national map displaying the leading result in every state in the country - just like election night! You can also filter poll results by gender, political party, age, or income range. Wanna know how men's opinion on a question differs from women's, or Republicans from Democrats, or rich folk from po' folk, or teenagers from boomers? Easy!

Facebook integration? poll suggestions from you? contact info for your beloved representatives in Congress? User commenting? Check, check, check, and check.

Last but not least: I know that many people have legit concerns about privacy and the potential abuse of their personal data. Please keep in mind though, I have no idea who SoH users are, other than that they are significantly better looking and smarter than the general population. Registering and voting through Show of Hands happens without the collection any personally identifiable information - not even e-mail address - so your profile and voting data is not traceable to you. Also, all SoH voting data is being used for nothing other than to show you aggregate poll results. I don't use it to drive creepy personalized advertisements, sell it to Homeland Security, or print it up and knit a sweater for my dog with it.

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Fixed sideways photos showing up as avatars and in poll questions from Gallery pictures.

Comments and ratings for Show of Hands
  • (43 stars)

    by Kevin Schick on 24/10/2014

    Other than that it is pretty fun. It is hilarious how ignorant most democrats are.

  • (43 stars)

    by Mary Frank on 20/10/2014

    Use it everyday. A variety of Topics to Vote on and different each day.

  • (43 stars)

    by Alexandria Beaulieu on 20/10/2014

    I've been with this app since the beginning and it was great. However, its gotten to a point of messy and unorganized. I'm on everyday to answer questions because I think its fun. The comments section can be fun but is usually very mean. I'm at the point of ignoring it. The app has been crashing for several months now and Tony Bacos promised an update that I have yet to see. This app went in a har

  • (43 stars)

    by Christopher Malato on 06/10/2014

    Constantly crashes

  • (43 stars)

    by Octavia Melody on 02/10/2014

    Missing some stuff that the apple version has. Uses too much CPU. Clicking a comment response in your notifications doesn't send you to the comment. Still a fun app no matter what, though.

  • (43 stars)

    by Alex Carter on 23/09/2014

    Great concept, amazing community, and amazing at using up all of my spare time

  • (43 stars)

    by Jacob Seward on 17/09/2014

    The owner doesn't care about their buyers, and it keeps crashing every time I try to look at my pols to see what people have said about them. Secondly the add at the very bottom of the screen is in the perfect spot to be in the way.