The coalition of ClickOnDetroit.com and WDIV-TV Local 4 News has come together to take the phrase “there's an app for that” as a challenge, as they announced earlier today their launch of the free app, “Kwame Kilpatrick On Trial”. As a part of their “On Air, On Line and On the Go” commitment to news coverage, the new app will not only track the progress of the former Detroit mayor's corruption trial, but also those of several of his former associates.
The app is available for both iOS and Android (News - Alert) devices, and looks to bring together in one place for easy consumption a variety of news sources and reading material to keep track of the trial of Kilpatrick et al. For instance, there will be regular updates from the experts covering the trial at WDIV-TV Local 4, as well as videos of investigations form the Local 4 Defenders, background information on all the key players available at a glance, further perspective brought in from other legal experts, as well as access to an archive of Kilpatrick-related stories and video reports.
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Given that Local 4 News is actually the number one newscast in Detroit at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m., it's a safe bet that they know what they're talking about. Thus, access to a large store of data like that involved with the Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial would almost certainly be welcomed by the Local 4 News viewers, as well as anyone else who's interested in keeping up with the Kwame Kilpatrick trial. This should be great for Detroit expats who want to keep up with a big hunk of Detroit history in the making, yet are no longer in range of the Local 4 News signal. Better still, its centralized nature should make keeping up very easy.
While the Kwame Kilpatrick trial itself is something of a tragedy for Detroit residents, the ability to follow its various ins and outs easily from one location, as presented by the Kwame Kilpatrick On Trial app, will likely prove welcome to those interested. Indeed, the phrase “there's an app for that” is becoming less a tagline and more a general statement about the state of the universe as a whole with every passing day, and while that has implications of its own, it's certainly proving a great development for those who want to keep up with specific events as deeply as world events in general.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman