Ad Hawk

Ad Hawk


Identify election ads as they air and learn about who is behind them immediately on your mobile device.

Ad Hawk was produced by the nonpartisan nonprofit Sunlight Foundation. The app helps Americans know who spends money to influence their votes by providing valuable contextual information about the TV and radio ads they see during the 2012 elections.

We ask for permission to access your location because we collect anonymous location information with one-mile accuracy to improve our database of where political ads are airing and to identify slight variations across media markets. This is on by default, and can easily be disabled at any time in the app's settings. Your contributions help improve the database for everyone. Thanks!

Recent changes:
Added a home screen widget to open the app and automatically start identifying.

Added a contact button on the main menu action bar to email us with feedback.

Added a "Rate app" option in the settings menu on each screen, that brings you to this screen to rate or review us.
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Free
80
4.0
User ratings
39
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
1
File size
2393 kb
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About Ad Hawk
Identify election ads as they air and learn about who is behind them immediately on your mobile device.

Ad Hawk was produced by the nonpartisan nonprofit Sunlight Foundation. The app helps Americans know who spends money to influence their votes by providing valuable contextual information about the TV and radio ads they see during the 2012 elections.

We ask for permission to access your location because we collect anonymous location information with one-mile accuracy to improve our database of where political ads are airing and to identify slight variations across media markets. This is on by default, and can easily be disabled at any time in the app's settings. Your contributions help improve the database for everyone. Thanks!

Recent changes:
Added a home screen widget to open the app and automatically start identifying.

Added a contact button on the main menu action bar to email us with feedback.

Added a "Rate app" option in the settings menu on each screen, that brings you to this screen to rate or review us.

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A Google User
Nov 3, 2012
Worthless App Droid RAZR-Tried several times with a couple of ads at different volumes and not one was right. Also the list of possible matches were ads I had never even seen before. Don't waste your time.
A Google User
Nov 3, 2012
Worthless App Droid RAZR-Tried several times with a couple of ads at different volumes and not one was right. Also the list of possible matches were ads I had never even seen before. Don't waste your time.
A Google User
Oct 9, 2012
worked great first time cool app. lots of clear useful info on who paid for the ad.
A Google User
Oct 8, 2012
Hasn't worked yet! I've tried everything, and after several tries, it hasn't identified one ad correctly.
A Google User
Sep 12, 2012
More like this, please That is all.