National is crowing that 8,600 people downloaded the Budget App. Pity it doesn’t work. Crashes every time on my phone and my mates’. Everyone on twitter says it doesn’t work.
The one person who got it to work says its not actually the budget, just 15 pages of ‘key facts’. And, of course, you can view the whole budget via your phone or tablet’s browser already, without an expensive ‘app’.
The Nats reckon the $59,000 cost ($6.90 per download) is ‘free’ because it came from printing fewer paper editions – a bit like how if you save $100 at a sale it doesn’t matter if you set $60 on fire.