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  1. create mobile application for Windows Phone please.

    Develop app for Windows Phones.

    167 votes
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    • Add a pop-up rep/sens phone number so you can call them for yea or nay - calls are still the most powerful way.

      I would love to see this work the way it does on Google when you search up a business on your phone and when you click "call" the phone number pops right up making calling one click. Having worked in a Senatorial office, phone calls are tracked specifically and presented to the Rep/Sen every week and right before a vote by the CoS. Emails are weighted less, and when i worked on the hill we did not track each email we received. There was just a general trend reported to the CoS.

      59 votes
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      • Conservative - Liberal Meter on my votes

        Show me how Conservative or Liberal I am based on my votes. Show me based on overall votes and then by category. Also show my reps and senators the same way.

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          under review  ·  BartBart responded

          Great idea.

          How do you think we should calculate it?

          For example – we could base it on how often you vote like a particular “liberal” or “conservative”.

          Would that get at it?

          Would you like to see it across all of the bills you’ve voted on or just particular issues?

        • Skip giving my opinion

          I would like to be able to vote through all the issues without giving an opinion.

          41 votes
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          • Public Opinion percentage?

            After voting Yea or Nay, is there a way to see the total voting results on the issue? If not, why not?

            39 votes
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            • Provide filters to make it easier to find bills I care about

              I would prefer to see the information that I have not yet voted. Rather than scrolling through all the ones I have voted to click More, scrolling etc to get to the bottom

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                under review  ·  BartBart responded

                Great idea! This makes a lot of sense.

                What types of filters would you like to see? We can envision:
                - Bills I have not voted on
                - Bills with votes soon
                - Bills by topic (though we have views for this already)

                What else?

              • Team up with existing social media platforms

                I want more people to use Countable, because I want people to know how much their Federal reps agree or disagree with their opinions. Right now fb (especially) but social media in general is facing a lot of criticism, because they have contributed to political polarization and misinformation in the US. As such, they are currently seeking numerous ways to limit the spread of misinformation and to generally rebuild their reputations.

                Teaming up with Countable so that when someone follows Countable on Twitter or Fb, for instance, they get personalized posts/tweets for their specific Congressperson or Senator would both increase…

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                • Allow people to search for friends' profiles

                  Speaking as a long-time software product developer, Countable shouldn't require a Phd in Rocket Surgery to find & follow friends.

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                  • Update the app to orient with device

                    On the iPad app, it would be nice if it would re-orient to landscape when I rotate my device, it would facilitate;

                    - reading; font sizes increas and cause less eye strain
                    - use of keayboard; the landscape keyboard is easier to use accurately and causes less thump cramping
                    - use of third-party keyboards; if I want to use a bluetooth keyboard to be more effective and consume less time in typing (and to have fewer spelling errors) I have to look at the screen sideways since they are designed to work in landscape mode

                    Please look into this as…

                    12 votes
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                    • Make the app available outside the US

                      I am a US citizen who lives abroad. I am registered to vote, and would like to remain active in the political process. It would be really helpful if I could download your app to my phone rather than needing to use the website. There are a lot of engaged citizens who live abroad and making the app available outside the US would help keep them connected to what is going on.

                      12 votes
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                      • Fix the reloading issue on Android

                        Every time the app is minimized or the screen locks I the app reloads to the main page instead of just picking up where I left off. This is pretty annoying to deal with when you are in the middle of reading a bill description and your baby needs a diaper change!

                        12 votes
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                        • Local District Office Numbers

                          As the zip code is used when we sign in, it would be great if Countable could provide the nearest local office address and number.

                          Can Countable add the local district office address and phone numbers to the representative's pages? I've found calling the DC numbers isn't effective, but if I call the local office I get more response. Plus sometimes I like to send a real letter - it would be ideal to have all the information in one place.

                          12 votes
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                          • iOS App accessibility for the blind

                            I love this app, but it's not entirely accessible for the blind using voiceover screen reader on the iPhone. The buttons are not labeled with text, so it is impossible to know what they mean. Can you please make sure that the buttons are labeled in the next version of the app? Everything else is fine, and it shouldn't take too long to label the buttons

                            11 votes
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                            • 10 votes
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                              • should be able to "find friends"

                                I would love to be able to find other friends on here easily via Facebook etc.. right now it seems the only way to do it is email someone.

                                9 votes
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                                • Keep up the fantastic work

                                  This is the best tool I've seen yet to help create a well informed citizenry. Thank you.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Does sending a message to your lawmaker make a difference?

                                    I spent several hours reading and responding and voting on proposed legislation in california where i live- however although it was informative how does COUNTABLE actually exert any influence upon our elected representatives? In modern day i think part of the congressional gone wild w lobbying, corruption and gridlock due to corporate links vs responsibility to the actual people they represent- Something like countable should be modern social media backbone of political action (looks like from the people of organiing for action) if everyone could vote and then the representaives simply vote ,debate and govern through this type of platform

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Portrait Mode on iPad

                                      The app does not currently rotate with iPads.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Make it so i dont have to sign in with every bill

                                        I have to login every time I want to click on a new bull's yes or no button. It's making me not want to use the app.

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                                        • Vote

                                          Can you make it easier to find all of my representative's? Contact info? If they voted or didn't show? What did they vote? Show a percentage of people in my state & community what percent yea or nay?

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