BY RICHARD COMERFORD
Senior Technical Editor

Timed to coincide with the first U.S. Presidential Candidates’
debate on Monday, Sept. 26, Brooklyn, NY, based Spotfund Technologies has
launched a so-called ‘Politics feed” for its Spotfund iOS app, a mobile-first
micro-donation platform. The app was launched this summer with the idea of giving
next generation philanthropists an easy-to-use mobile app to contribute to
organizations.

 

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The Politics feed will allow users to donate $1, $2 or $3 to the U.S.presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well
as the three third party candidates who are listed on more than 20 state
ballots: Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Dr. Jill Stein (Green Party) and Darrell
Castle (Constitution Party)candidates. According to Spotfund Technologies CEO
and co-founder Sanford Kunkel, “Impulsively donating to a presidential
candidate has been almost impossible for the everyday person until now,” also
noting that, “This year, Bernie Sanders showed how small donations can
transform political fundraising. By giving our users the ability to donate with
$1, $2 or $3, we’re taking the next step and truly bringing democracy to the
2016 presidential race.”

How Spotfund works

To make a donation using Spotfund, all users need do, once
the app is launched and they’ve logged in with Facebook, is select the
candidate they wish to fund and drag and drop a $1, $2 or $3 token that appears
at the bottom of the app page onto the candidates “story.” The app then requests credit-card data. Once the initial
token donation has been made, a user can make an additional anonymous donation.
The app also makes it easy to share the fact that you’ve made a donation with
your social network, through platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

A user’s Spotfund Score increases with each dollar donated
– and with each dollar donated as a result of sharing. For instance, if a user
donates $1 to a cause and shares it with a friend who donates $3, the user earns
a total of 4 points. It’s also possible for users to create their own stories
on Spotfund to solicit donations for their causes.

For now, Spotfund is only available for iOS devices, and can
be downloaded for free from Apple’s App Store.