Show of Hands

Show of Hands


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

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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Recently changed in this version

Bonus Filters, I Agree With, and Poll Targeting are now free!

- It's now easier for new users to start voting right away
- Polls now show number of likes instead of % who like
- Improved ignore functionality to prevent ignorers and ignorees from seeing each others polls/comments

And more bug fixes!

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

    by Atticus Daniel on 29/01/2015

    This app is cool but neglected on Android. Come on, Tony.

  • (66 stars)

    by Matthew Petrie on 29/01/2015

    One of my favorite apps

  • (66 stars)

    by bonet ramsey on 22/01/2015

    So great, I can't stop checking in!

  • (66 stars)

    by April Shrewsbury on 11/01/2015

    I've had the SOH app since 2013 and it has consistently been my favorite app since day 1. I've learned so much about myself and others. It's a valuable experience.

  • (66 stars)

    by Gary Krueger on 13/12/2014

    Two way nationwide polling! Coolest ever!

  • (66 stars)

    by Travis George on 05/12/2014

    Great app. However the moderator is very arbitrary in his use of the ban. Features are often broken, and certainly not worth the time and energy of attempting to complain. No written Terms of Service so people often bicker like 12 year old girls with too much time on their hands. Won't be reinstalling.

  • (66 stars)

    by Trevor Sherriff on 05/12/2014

    Fun app

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