Apple has signed off Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party app for iOS, allowing Kiwis to sign up for the political party.
Available across iPhone, iPad and Macs, Cupertino’s green light now allows New Zealanders to sign up to the party as members, as it bids to reach the elusive 500 mark.
The news was revealed by Internet Party CEO Vikram Kumar to the New Zealand Herald yesterday, in which the former Mega chief said: "We just got an email from Apple a short while ago that the app for iOS (Apple operating system) has been approved, therefore we are confirming that the launch for the call for members will happen on Thursday.”
Requiring 500 members to sign up before the Electoral Commission approval, Kumar revealed the app, along with the party’s website and Android version will gather user information before suppling it to the Electoral Commission.
“In addition we will give them the printout of the paper result which then meets the Electoral Act requirement,” Kumar told the NZ Herald.
Kumar also admitted that currently there is no way for the party to effectively gauge the level of interest it has received so far, meaning at present they are unsure on how long it will take to reach the required criteria.
“We've had a lot of people contact us, people working for the party and Kim directly asking how they can sign up,” Kumar told the NZ Herald.
“There's definitely substantial interest. That has to be converted to people signing up and paying $1.29.”