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Ofcom has cleared the way for iPhone voting applications for TV. Voting through specially-formatted text messages, or calls to sequential numbers, could soon be a thing of the past as the regulator has finally clarified the rules on applications that allow one to vote, and pay, though an application installed on the phone. Text …

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Well done freaks!

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Xfactor

Xfactor is my guilty pleasure.*

Would never pay to vote though.

Rebecca to win...

*Apart from having to shout "f*ck off Cheryl" every time the patronising, stupid-voiced strangely-coloured talent vacuum has the audacity to comment on anybody else's musical ability.

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celebrity-induced tourettes syndrome

I have a similar affliction which manifests whenever Piers (f*ckdust) Morgan appears on screen or in print

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Badgers

Maybe even control when you can vote too...

The app could be written in such away that it would only allow voting during the active show and therefore heading off any repeat of the uncounted vote scandals.

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Badgers

Christ...

The way things are going, the next TV voting will be activated by dribbling.

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Paris Hilton

Forget about X-Factor

Ouch my balls! is the next logical step.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

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Great news for the networks...

...a button that makes it even easier for the uneducated mases to send their money away.

Just one button press to spend £1.50. At least doing on a standard phone means they are an extra set away.

Somebody I know spent £20 voting on XFactor in one night....oh dear.

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Anonymous Coward

App to send SMS?

I'd rather have voting apps that didn't charge to vote, sod the revenue streams for already wealthy greedy f*ckers.

For TV debates etc not X Factor type crap of course.

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Nice bit of forward thinking

"The app can't add features either; everything must be possible without the app to avoid it turning into an advert for a specific platform"

Oooh! Now, this is the sort of forward thinking I like.

How about a law requiring all software applications to be supplied in Source Code form, so they can be compiled and run on any OS and any architecture? Well ..... doesn't hurt to dream, does it?

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OK for voting but how about quizes and comps?

This may give a nice easy way for people to sms a vote, as the only options are sms or call. But the competions at the end of shows all have three ways to enter, the cost options of call or sms and the free option of via the website.

Users who vote via an app would surely then want to enter the comps via an app, but as phones that have the concept of apps, also have web access I would hope that Ofcom make some statement to cover this future development to ensure that competion entry via an app is available via sms or web access.

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"Blindingly obvious"?

Better patent that then.

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Title? I'm commenting on an article, not sending an email

"complexity of the voting process"

Are you being serious?

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