How to Build an App that Predicts Political Movements

July 18, 2016 | Raj Srivastav

2016 has resulted in a number of surprising political upsets in many parts of the Western world. This time last year, you would be unable to find a pundit who would say that the GOP front runner would be Donald Trump, or that the UK would no longer be part of the EU!

Sure, some pundits were warning of potential upsets. The great Nate Silver of the website warned of Trump’s rising popularity before Jeb(!) even left the race. But even Silver was unsure of what would happen with Brexit!

So what does all of this have to do with an app development company like SDI? Well, as American Citizens we have a vested interest in knowing what’s going on in our country and the world in general. We’ve even discussed how to build an app that tracks voting in specific areas!

But more importantly, we’re a company of entrepreneurs, a company that deals with data and data analytics. And in the modern world, where there are politicians, there are pollsters. What is a poll but a set of data, waiting to be analyzed.

Apps that Predict Politics

The problem with many prediction-based apps is accuracy. Largely that’s because so many of these polls are stand alone events, and data tends to be more reflective when taken in the aggregate.

That’s not to say that there are excellent tools out there to help predict political movements. The aforementioned 538 has an accuracy that would impress any marksman! In fact, Silver gained fame in 2008 and 2012 when he predicted which states would go to which presidential nominee – with an accuracy rating of over 90%!

We are necessarily talking about an election tracking app here. While this is a good place to get started (again as Mr. Silver did) we’re talking about more than just a voting app. What about after 2016? What about midterm elections? What about the rest of the world?

Thanks to the excessive emphasis placed on campaigning and polling in the US, voting tracking app will always be useful. But there’s nothing saying you can’t add more value with real time tracking across a variety of different political movements!

While gambling on elections is currently illegal in the US, there is no denying the potential money-making opportunity here. The good news is that betting apps for politics are not illegal in the UK though.

In fact, the popular app BetFair boasts election prediction results in real time so users have a competitive edge in the process. British readers, get in touch now to start building your own voting prediction app!

Politics, like much of the world, is driven by money. The ability to predict top political news can open up the doors to numerous business opportunities. For instance, Mr. Trump is well-known for his emphasis on revitalizing the MFG industry in the US and for his protectionist stances on Free Trade and the global economy.

An app that turned on Smart Data and was able to predict a Trump presidency before it’s announced can prove exceedingly useful to many. Take Stock Brokers; with an app that predicts a broker could divest from global trade and invest in the manufacturing wing of the US, thus preparing oneself for a shift in American economy.

Let me guess – you’re not a stock broker? That’s not an issue, because you don’t need to be! The idea here is to build your own Smart Data App and sell it to the stock brokers. Brokers have neither the time nor the spare thought to create an app. But you can bet the bank that they will use the heck out of an app that gives them a distinct market advantage!

Of course, you don’t have to be a business person to be excited about an app that can predict voting. How about the obvious one – Politicians themselves. You can bet that David Cameron would have loved an app that could’ve told him he’d soon be out of a job.

Look, we build apps, websites, and custom software; our usual clients are entrepreneurs and SMB owner. We especially help those looking for better data analytics. Afterall, business survives off of the reports generated by Big Data.

Moreover, we do this well. Our clients generally find themselves with more money and a more efficient business. Not to mention, a much higher level of happiness! But the reason for this success is that we are a data-driven world.

We collect numbers on everything and most of it goes unused. And what is polling if not a series of data points taken across a wide subsection of a target population. An app that predicts the politics of this crazy world can go along way to alleviating the concerns of businessmen and economic investors around the world.

What the world of politics needs right now is an app that can accurately predict these trends. Something that goes beyond a single polling result or the single opinion of Experts and Pundits. The Smart Data apps that our developers create collect information from hundreds of different data points.

An app that aggregates multiple polls, analyzes information across the web, and breaks down global trends can go a long way to providing a new, comprehensive app for political junkies.

Build Your Own App that Predicts Political Movements with SDI

SDI is a tech company, but we pride ourselves in our ability to predict and capitalize on potential marketing trends. We did it quite successfully with both Gadget apps and AR/VR apps; now we’re doing it with politics.

Machine learning and Data Analytics have never been this good. If they can help a company save millions, why can’t they help us better prepare for election results and political movements? SDI is waiting to hear from you – Call us at 408802.2885 / 408.621.8481 or contact us here for a free consultation and quote.

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