* Find your representatives, see how they vote
* See what bills are coming up for a vote next
* Search for bills and votes you should know about
* Stay on top of floor activity, committee hearings
* Be notified of just about everything
Answers to common questions:
* Members of Congress don't have public email addresses.
* The app DOES NOT do anything on boot, unless you enable notifications - in which case, it quickly schedules notification checks, and then stops.
* The app is allowed to make phone calls ONLY when you tap the "Call" button for a member of Congress.
* The app uses your location ONLY to find your local representative. Your location data is encrypted during transmission to our servers, and your latitude and longitude are not stored on the app or on our servers.
* The app requests to write to external storage only to cache map tiles.
* We collect anonymous app usage statistics by default. To opt out: from the main screen, tap the menu on the top right, tap Settings, then uncheck "Allow Analytics".
Finally, this app is proudly open source:
A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.
WHY INDEPENDENT MEDIA ?
For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.
But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.
In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.
Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.
status bar notification on new podcasts[enabled by default, can be turned off in settings]
ability to tweet or post the chosen podcast to facebook
Pause on incoming phone call
Save where you left off (audio only)
Features: Video playback (now in beta!), Companion web app, Tablet+Chromecast+Android Wear, Speed control, Sleep timer, Material design, Search 3 million episodes, Personal recommendations, Homescreen+lockscreen widgets, Interactive notification, Play local files, Flexible settings.
Android Central: "Just looks amazing ... packed with useful features ... tell it what you're interested in and watch it work its magic"
LifeHacker: "Guides you to smart, interesting podcasts"
Tested: "Right from the start, I found the experience of using Player FM enjoyable"
All About Android: Winner, app arena http://goo.gl/wXjkIW
GigaOm: "Makes podcasts look cool again"
Minimal permissions are used - some background here: http://goo.gl/hYHVSx
CLOUD SYNC ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
Like Spotify or YouTube, your subscriptions sync in the cloud so you can setup once for life and use the app on multiple devices. The cloud model also saves you bandwidth and battery by fetching feeds in the server instead of checking every publisher's server for updates.
FOLLOW TOPICS, NOT JUST SHOWS
Get fresh recommendations on your favorite topics, ready for immediate streaming or download. Our catalogue goes deep, with 500+ niche topics to follow. Not just "Tech", but "Android", "Gaming", "Programming", etc. Follow your favorite TV show, sport, industry, etc.
Subscriptions and Play Later lists proactively downloaded for offline use, with auto-cleanup. All highly configurable.
Browse shownotes for all episodes in the publisher's feed and immediately stream any episode or save it for later even if you're not subscribed. You can even search full shownotes for over 3 million episodes.
Resume where you left off, mark played, browse your history.
Your subscriptions import and export as OPML in case you ever want to move to another app #sadface.
WORKS GREAT WITH ...
Chromecast, Android Wear, voice activation ("OK Google search for Android on Player FM"), Samsung Gear S notifications, enhanced sound on Dolby® Digital Plus™ compatible devices, LG Quick Circle™, Music Boss integration on Android Wear, Podlove Subscribe button.
FREE FOREVER WITH NO ADS
Manage up to 20 subscriptions, enable Gold trial directly in the app for unlimited subscriptions + other benefits (Gold launches later this year but you can activate the trial now).
500+ CURATED TOPICS
Business, Comedy, Education, Music, News, Sciences, Sports, Storytelling, Tech, TV and Movies, Health and Fitness, Religion and Spirituality, Career and Relationship advice, Learning English. more. See https://player.fm/featured/topics
Use search to explore podcasts in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, French, more. Great tool for learning a second language on the go
This Week In Tech, Vergecast, BBC News, Serial, Startup, Reply All, This American Life, Radio Lab, TEDTalks, Freakonomics, NPR Planet Money, The Tim Ferriss Show, Entrepreneur On Fire, The Moth, and thousands of other popular shows are indexed in our catalogue
BBC, NPR, ABC, NBC, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, 5by5, Bald Move, Earwolf, ESPN, Financial Times, HowStuffWorks, Idle Thumbs, KCRW, Maximum Fun, Quick and Dirty Tips, Radiotopia, Relay FM, Smodcast, WNYC. See https://player.fm/networks.
ACTIVELY DEVELOPED AND SUPPORTED
We're always working to improve the app. We love your feedback and respond quickly to every mail, so get in touch at email@example.com if you have any questions or suggestions! We're also active and respond on Twitter, Google+, Facebook. Join our Google+ beta community for news and early access to new features (currently Play Later re-ordering). http://goo.gl/gW4zxn
Our news channels are prepared by professional news editors, who read all the papers so you don’t have to. International and national news sources are scoured for only the best articles, and those are condensed into bite-sized articles that fit into your busy life. From political news to the latest sports news happening all over the world, NewsInShorts will have it for you to read in 60 words or less.
NewsInShorts values your time. Spend just a few minutes with us, and know the world around you.
News Reader - Read Quick Summaries of All Important News
● NewsInShorts is your custom news channel for everything that’s happening in the world.
● All NewsInShorts stories are 60 words or less and written for quick understanding.
● From economic to sports news, NewsInShorts culls the most important global events, letting you stay on top.
Original Articles - Flip the Screen to Read the Full Story
● Swipe or flip! Swipe for quick news bites or simply flip the screen to switch from truncated 60-word stories to the full original text.
● International and national news sources like Reuters, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, The Hindu News and India Today provide our full stories.
Swipe for News - Controls for Fast and Easy Navigation
● Easy touch controls let you swipe through short articles to learn more, faster. Don’t bother with clumsy scrolling.
● Like a magazine, each page is its own unique story. With our unique news reader, one swipe is all it takes to progress to the next story.
Share News - Share Articles with Friends
● Share the best of global and India news with your friends over social media
● Reddit, WhatsApp, Hike, email and more are supported, so you can share just as quickly as you can read
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for Bollywood stories, BCCI news, or science talk - NewsInShorts brings all your interests together in one beautifully simple, elegantly quick interface.
We deliver only the facts. No opinions, and no editorials. Just the events and news you need to stay in the loop.
Read in Short, Save your time and Stay Updated with NewsInShorts. Download NewsInShorts today, and reexamine the way you read the news.