Ad Hawk

Ad Hawk

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Identify election ads as they air and learn about who is behind them immediately on your mobile device.

Ad Hawk was produced by the nonpartisan nonprofit Sunlight Foundation. The app helps Americans know who spends money to influence their votes by providing valuable contextual information about the TV and radio ads they see during the 2012 elections.

We ask for permission to access your location because we collect anonymous location information with one-mile accuracy to improve our database of where political ads are airing and to identify slight variations across media markets. This is on by default, and can easily be disabled at any time in the app's settings. Your contributions help improve the database for everyone. Thanks!

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Recently changed in this version

Added a home screen widget to open the app and automatically start identifying.

Added a contact button on the main menu action bar to email us with feedback.

Added a "Rate app" option in the settings menu on each screen, that brings you to this screen to rate or review us.


Comments and ratings for Ad Hawk
  • (64 stars)

    by A Google User on 03/11/2012

    Droid RAZR-Tried several times with a couple of ads at different volumes and not one was right. Also the list of possible matches were ads I had never even seen before. Don't waste your time.

  • (64 stars)

    by Eric on 23/08/2012

    I agree, Ryan - we'll add a simple one next week.

  • (64 stars)

    by Kelli on 23/08/2012

    It's slow and hasn't been able to identify any of the political TV ads I've tried it on...

  • (64 stars)

    by Ryan on 23/08/2012

    Great idea... SoundHound ∞ has a widget that lets you immediately start identifying a song, without having to jump into the app and press another button. Something like that would be really helpful here. When you're trying to identify something as sh