WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Apps42, Ltd. announced the release of CongressVotes, the first app in its Government Transparency Series. CongressVotes is designed as the go-to resource for involved citizens as well as legislators, legislative staff, and lobbyists on Capitol Hill. Updated four times a day, this feature-rich app combines a directory of lawmakers, all legislation, and voting records with title keyword searches for the 111th U.S. Congress. An automatic upgrade to CongressVotes 112th edition in January will keep users current throughout the election and the next term.
"What sets CongressVotes apart from other apps are the legislative record daily updates. And with over 12,000 bills currently in the 111th Congress, it's important to have multiple points of access. With CongressVotes, you are able to find information on bills by number, title, and keywords," states Jack Angelo, founder of Apps42. Bill data includes current status, last action, roll call votes, title, summary, sponsors and co-sponsors. CongressVotes links directly to Thomas.gov for an in-depth review of the entire bill.
"The watchlist feature raises the bar for immediacy in tracking how legislators are voting. With this simple mashup of legislators, legislation, and voting records, you can create/build your own watchlist to track selected lawmakers and legislation. Follow how they voted on any roll call vote in Congress," said Angelo, a software executive with decades of experience in the industry.
CongressVotes also offers fingertip access to every senator and representative in the current Congress. Search by Senate, House, or name of legislator for contact information, links to websites, committee assignments, and private affiliations.
Apps42 is all about creating intuitive apps that deliver. The Apps42 team works across multiple disciplines to bring CongressVotes to life through research, great design, and solid software development. Committed to mobile government transparency, Apps42 uses only trusted nonpartisan sources for its information - Govtrack.us, Project Votesmart, and Thomas.gov.
CongressVotes 111th edition is designed for iPhone and iPod touch and is now available for $4.99 through the Apple Store. Purchase CongressVotes 111th edition and receive an automatic upgrade to CongressVotes 112th edition.
Two versions of CongressVotes 112th edition are in the works, to be released with the advent of the 112th Congress. CongressVotes 112th edition will be available for $4.99. The pro version of CongressVotes 112th edition, available for $12.99, will have added features - the ability to create user-specific alerts and follow all updates via twitter or email.
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