SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, America's top civic app, Countable (www.countable.us), has seen a boom in growth, even attracting the attention and use of a celebrity following, the company is announcing, today.
Countable exists to update users on key political developments with the issues they care about with nonpartisan summaries of legislation and complex news events, and to empower them to take action by holding their elected lawmakers accountable. Users can send video messages, text messages or call their reps from the app - including force touch on the home screen icon to quick access their reps.
Members of the House and the Senate are even mentioning Countable, in their replies to constituents' messages.
In the app's most up-to-date numbers, released today, Countable has:
- Sent 8 million messages to Congress from voters all around the country
- Delivered 3 million messages sent since the election alone
- Seen huge growth in millennials and women since the election, and over 2000% growth overall
Among these engaged Americans are celebrities who have sung the praises of Countable on their social media feeds.
George Takei tweeted, "Want to stay on top of Congress? And an easy way to call/write your representatives? I'm trying out the "Countable" App. Just downloaded it."
"Yes. I have it. Love," Alyssa Milano responded to a follower asking if she was using Countable.
And Sophia Bush told her Twitter followers, "Want quick action items at your fingertips to be an active constituent? Know when to call Congress? Here ya go!"
Reviews in the App Store are even more enthusiastic. With hundreds of thousands of installs, the app has maintained a 4-star rating.
"This app is amazing!! I'm so glad that someone finally came up with a simple, user friendly, and mobile way to check up on what your government is doing and then let them know what you think. And from what I can tell this far it seems fair and unbiased in its content. This could be one of the most powerful platforms for nurturing and informed public that can force change," said one review.
"I've been using Countable for several weeks now, and I've got to say that it is the best political app I've ever seen," another reviewer wrote.
Another added, "This app is fantastic. I love the civility in forums. It is a breath of fresh air to hear divergent opinions without all the hair pulling and meanie-pantness."
Founded in 2014, Countable (www.countable.us) presents users with easy-to-understand summaries of bills and issues in the news, and a means to immediately, quickly, and easily tell their lawmakers where they stand. Users can choose to have their opinion delivered via email, phone call, or video message. Countable's advisory board includes former Senator Evan Bayh, former Congressman Jon Runyan, former Howard Dean campaign manager, political consultant Joe Trippi, political consultant Amanda Crumley and legendary news chief Rick Kaplan.