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What's on Dave's dashboard?

David Cameron now has a special app to run the country. But what else is on his iPad? John Rentoul sneaks an iPeek

How do you know if someone has an iPad? They tell you. And David Cameron, through the hallowed osmosis of the Parliamentary Lobby, has told us that he is a signed-up member of Team Tablet. His has been nicknamed Dave's Dashboard and, at a cost to the taxpayer of £20,000, a bespoke app has been designed for it to give the Prime Minister real-time data on what is going on in his Government.

The app was built by Downing Street's IT support, known as Rohan Silva, deputy to Steve Hilton, the Silicon Valley enthusiast who is married into Google and who is off to Stanford University for a year's sabbatical. Tony Blair did not have a mobile phone when he was prime minister and hardly touched the computer on his desk at No 10.

But Dave is a touch-screen Tory and totally techno, and it's no surprise that he has an app for running the country. In a 2010 interview with the Daily Telegraph, he boasted he was "very proud that I've got an iMac and I've got a speaker remotely linked without a wire, which I did myself. I have all the music on the iMac. The cool thing is that I now control my iMac from the iPad, to play through the speaker". Rohan, watch your back.


Plagued by debt? Make your own virtual money.


Coalition upgrade with bug fixes. Manage your most important relationship online.


Check what the twats are up to on social media.

Stocks tracker

Up-to-the-minute share prices with audible warning when bonus levels require political massage.

Virtual Rider

Not able to saddle up with your favourite discredited Murdoch exec? Let your fingers do the cantering.


Head-of-State app: Name, name of wife and kids, "Hello" and "I admire your leadership" in visitor's language.

Migration Monitor

Watch Heathrow on CCTV as "tens of thousands" are told: "This queue's a bit long, forget the paperwork."

Google Election (Beta)

All the data Google can mine legally! Predict what the median voter in each post code thinks of Big Society!

Fresh Fruit Ninja

Amazing new Lansley Five-a-day version.

Reshuffle Tetris

Fit the strange shapes around the Cabinet table with no gaps!

Advanced Political Scrabble

Arrange meaningless words and phrases to make pleasing sounds.

Angry Birds

Nadine Dorries Edition.