The 2012 election campaign goes into overdrive in August as each major party nominates their candidate for president of the United States. While many of the current crop of election apps take a more formal approach to covering the presidential election, some are distinctive in their content and objective.

Here are eight of the most unique, four for each side.

For Mitt Romney

Mitt’s VP, Free

With Mitt

With Mitt

The soon-to-be GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, will soon decide on who his running mate will be. To get his supporters fired up over the choice, the Romney campaign has released Mitt’s VP. The free app promises it will be the first place the vice presidential announcement will be made. Also, all registered users are promised a “limited edition” VP bumper sticker following the announcement.

Move Out Obama, $0.99

Move Out Obama

Move Out Obama

First released earlier this year, Move Out Obama gives Republicans the opportunity to help the president move out of the White House, which they hope will happen come January. To do so, players move through 12 “action packed levels,” that come with “hilarious” sound effects.

Not endorsed by the Romney campaign.

With Mitt, Free

With Mitt

With Mitt

Another app from the Romney campaign is called With Mitt. The free app lets you customize photos with a number of Mitt-inspired artistic frames and personalized messages. These, of course, can then be shared with friends via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Obama Clock, Free

Obama Clock

Obama Clock

Keeping with the anti-Obama theme is Obama Clock. The freebie app tells you the number of days until the president’s first term ends, and other important voter metrics. These include the president’s current approval rating, plus the unemployment rate, price of a gallon of gas, housing appreciation, and public debt. For $0.99, the app will display Obama’s performance on all metrics.

Not endorsed by the Romney campaign.

For President Obama

Puppet Mitt, $1.99

Puppet Mitt

Puppet Mitt

With the $1.99 Puppet Mitt, the GOP contender becomes, well, a dummy. Using it, users can add different props, including a crown, a “Mr. President” sash, a We’re #1 red foam hand, and more.

Not endorsed by the Obama campaign.

Yes We Camera, Free

Yes We Camera

Yes We Camera

A carryover from the 2008 campaign, Yes We Camera is from the makers of CameraBag. With it, users can take any photo and turn it into an Obama-style campaign poster.

Not endorsed by the Obama campaign.

Obama for America, Free

Obama for America

Obama for America

The president’s official app includes the ability for users to sign up as a volunteer, join a local team, and talk to neighbors about why they are supporting him for a second term.

Angry Democrats, $0.99

Angry Democrats

Angry Democrats

Tired of Republicans? Now you can shoot peanuts at your favorite targets and see if you can bring the house down around the elephants. Angry Democrats, which first arrived in May, is available for $0.99. A freebie version is also available.

Not endorsed by the Obama campaign.

For the 2012 election, AppAdvice will have you covered. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting other political apps for iOS. What are your favorites?