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  1. Improve energy usage on device

    I'm not sure if this process is due to memory management by the software or some other cause, but after using the app continually for a span of a half hour or more, my phone's back casing heats up significantly and there is a significant drain on my battery life (~65% - 15% in an hour's use). I think it would be good to fix this energy use issue so that users do not have to worry about battery life problems while using this approve moderate amounts of time.

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      completed  ·  BartBart responded

      Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The latest version of Countable for iOS has optimizations that should reduce its battery use. Please let us know if this issue persists.

    • Skip voting on a bill (and hide it)

      If I don't want to vote on an issue, or I don't care enough to vote, how do I just go on to the next issue without a Yea or Nay?

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        completed  ·  naominaomi responded

        Great idea! We’ll look into building it.

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          12 comments  ·  Issues  ·  Admin →
          completed  ·  BartBart responded

          Sorry for the inconvenience.

          In some cases emails can be trapped in your spam folder. Please check if the email is there or try searching your email for “Countable”.

          If you still cannot find it, please contact us directly at feedback@countable.us and we’ll set up your account manually.

          Thanks!

        • Opt out of sending email to my reps

          I would like the ability to vote on a particular topic without having an automated message being sent to my representative.

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            completed  ·  BartBart responded

            Thanks for the feedback.

            You can opt out of message sending from the countable website and Android app today (just click – “Don’t Send”). We’ll be adding that functionality to the ios app in the next release.

            Thanks.

          • Sign in without Facebook

            Not Everyone wants a Facebook account

            15 votes
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              completed  ·  Lizz AdamsLizz Adams responded

              E-mail login is now available for the website and Countable iOS app! Thanks for your feedback, happy voting!

            • Search Countable by Bill Title, ID, and Issue

              Please add the ability to search for specific topics or legislation

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                completed  ·  BartBart responded

                A quick update on this. We’ve launched Search on Countable.us and in our apps you can try it out by going to http://www.countable.us/search

                Please try it out and let us know what you think!

                Thanks!

              • When sighning in using fb on the iOS I phone the app crashes

                iOS app crashing after allowing it to use Facebook 4s

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                  4 comments  ·  Issues  ·  Admin →
                  completed  ·  BartBart responded

                  The latest version of the iPhone app appears to have resolved this issue. If you’re still encountering it – please let us know.

                • have an option to share this app with others.

                  I have no social media by choice. However, I do text and would like the ability to share this app directly from the app.

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                    completed  ·  BartBart responded

                    Thanks for the suggestion.

                    There’s an option within the iOS app to invite friends to download it via email.

                    Did you see it?

                  • Voting on anything is a private matter and should be top priority.

                    Once privacy is insured, then and only then should you continue with making your app better, to make topics or bills easier to vote on.

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                      completed  ·  BartBart responded

                      We’ve launched a private form of log in separate from Facebook. I hope that this addresses this concern.

                      Thank you.

                    • Fix your app. Can't get off the email confirmation screen.

                      I've already confirmed my email address and signed up on your website and I still get the message that my votes don't count because my address has not been confirmed!

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                        completed  ·  BartBart responded

                        I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Everything should be working normally now. Please let us know if you encounter any additional issues.

                      • make Countable app usable for Facebook.

                        App has stopped working on Facebook. Every time I try to vote on any issue presented, it prompts me to "login through Facebook" but any and all links provided to do so don't work. (I'm already logged into Facebook on another tab.)

                        So, unless/until something between Countable/Facebook is fixed, this app is unusable for me. :(

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                        • make an app for pc....not everyone has a smart phone

                          I know there are others like me who don't have a smart phone but we have a pc....could you make an app for windows 10 for pc....I am always contacting my representatives....this app sounds very useful

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                          • Politicians ignoring votes

                            I have noticed a disturbing pattern with my senator ,when I use Countable to communicate a vote that she seems to agree with I get a nice canned thank you, however when I take a position opposed to where she seems to be ideologically I get a response that basically tells me to ho to her website add a bunch of contact info and prove that I am a constituent (see attached below). This appears to be a way of trying to ignore dissenting opinions. Has anyone else experienced this and how do we bring this practice to light?

                            "Thank…

                            6 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Issues  ·  Admin →
                              completed  ·  BartBart responded

                              We’ve just launched a new feature that should help with this. It’s called vote alerts. After a vote happens in Congress on a bill you’ve voted on you’ll get a notification on your iOS device (soon web and android) that tells you the result and gives you an opportunity to “boo” or “applaud” your Reps.

                              This will, for the first time, make votes directly accountable to users.

                              Let us know what you think.

                              Thanks.

                            • Add Libertarian Presidential Candidates

                              Unfortunately media and America has decided to run a two party system but there are plenty of candidates that have been in politics and are currently running for president (such as Gary Johnson) who should be included in this this!

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                              • Add links to more info about bills

                                In the app, included a link to the Congressional Research Service's summary of the bill and to the text of the bill. From Walter Salinger (League of Women Voters member) via Jenny Waggoner.

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                                  completed  ·  BartBart responded

                                  Thanks for the suggestion.

                                  The app should include both under the “Details” tab for any bill. This includes the Congressional Research Service summary AND a link to the full text.

                                  Perhaps it should be more prominent?

                                • Offer a bit more information on each bill.

                                  I only see a sentence or two on each bill. This renders your site unworkable. Last night I was at a dinner with three Cogressmen and I mentioned that I had heard about your site. They asked me to send them some information about it. Today I logged on for the first time and was floored at how little information I saw. I can't send this to these lawmakers because they won't take it seriously when they see it. Please take a look at how California writes up their ballot initiatives. They include several paragraphs pro and con, along with…

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                                  • Bernie Sanders

                                    (I) Senator from Vermont, Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders has written new legislation to break up big banks. WHERE IS IS COVERAGE/tweets. I will delete this app as pushing a biased agenda if I don't see coverage on Bernie Sanders (THE ONKY OTHER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE) SOON!

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                                    • Optional public profiles

                                      Let people (optionally) make their profiles public as a way to promote their opinions on issues they've voted on.

                                      For example, I have an about.me profile (about.me/randomutterings) with links to various social sites that I use. I'd love to be able to add a link to my countable profile showing issues I've voted on.

                                      Others might want to link from their twitter profile. This would likely result in some heated tweets from opposing sides but that may actually be a good thing for getting more users on countable.

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                                        completed  ·  BartBart responded

                                        Public Profile pages are now live. Let us know what you think!

                                      • Include the non-voting representitive from Washington DC

                                        I live in DC. The place where all these bills are made. But I can't sign in because your app doesn't recognise my address.

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                                          completed  ·  BartBart responded

                                          Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Both the website and the iPhone app should now properly handle DC representation. Please contact us if you have any other questions.

                                        • Edit your profile

                                          Be able to edit your profile/contact info, change pic, etc.

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