Alumnus Creates App for Presidential Election

Think Right 2012 engages the political conversation from a conservative perspective

Oct. 22, 2012 By Bethany Wilson

With the presidential election nearing, Biola alumnus Dustin Steeve has created "Think Right 2012" — a smartphone app designed to clearly highlight some basic conservative ideas. The app seeks to sort through the clutter of political views, encouraging better-informed conversations about politics, Steeve said.

Co-founder of the Delight Group, an app-creating company, Steeve hopes this new app will help enable voters to find good principles on which to base their votes.  

“In November [2011], I was thinking about how our elections were shaping up: another 2008 — a lot of negative campaigning,” he said.

According to Steeve, he wanted to counter the negative tone of the election year so he created a resource to help his fellow conservatives articulate a positive vision for the country. Joined by other Biola graduates, a team was put together to create the new app. The app highlights nine issues, including the economy and health care, and is available for both iPhone and Android phones.

“What we’re trying to do is model a conversation that we hope will become very mainstream," said Steeve. "We’re trying to level the playing field.”


Since the app was released in April 2012, it has been featured on several shows across the country, including KBRT in Texas, Glenn Beck in Philadelphia, and Hugh Hewitt. With help from these promotional outlets, they have experienced nearly 1,000 sales.

Think Right released an update in September, which includes new content and a redesign. Steeve reflects on how this app can affect society as it prepares people for voting on Nov. 6.

The app is
meant to, "create the kind of dialogue that helps us reach a mutual understanding of each other," said Steeve.

Written by Bethany Wilson, Media Relations Intern. For more information, contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator, at 562.777.4061 or jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu.

 

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