Good idea - make it better First, when I installed this it showed all of my Representatives. As of Jan 1, all I have access to is one Senator. And it's the one I have the most issues with. Could you guys update that? Also, I am familiar with how bills move (and don't) but it would be nice to be able to see the bill before the vote and not after. That way I can make my voice known other than simply calling everyone's offices. Who knows, you might even get the reps using this as well, just to see what the constituency thinks about it.
Great app but... I recently reviewed this app thinking how great and unbias it was, primarily due to my surprising results. But I like to keep researching to make sure I am making a well informed decision. The problem with this app is it only gives you the people currently in office so you can't compare with running mates. The next major issue is that it gives you a very few a select questions about where you stand on specific issues. These questions are not in regards to major political issues. Do your own research.
Getting Better...no it's not Wider distribution would be great. Using the phrase "death tax" in a poll is a classic way of introducing bias into a survey question. I've stuck with this app in the hopes it will find an unbiased center from which to try and help the political process, but it might be too big a hurdle for the developers.
Great app, but badly confusing This app shows legislation in bold lettering, and how our representatives voted in light, hard to see lettering. Then we are asked to indicate whether we agree or disagree. It is not clear at all whether we are agreeing with the bill, or agreeing with how our representatives voted on it. Which probably greatly skews the app's polling. It should say, "Do you agree or disagree with your representative's vote?"
Great Tool, But Unfinished This is a fantastic tool to not only keep up with, but also contact one's representatives in Congress on a bill by bill basis. HOWEVER, it's far from complete. It only offers a short, confusing, and oddly worded summary of the bill in question with no link to the actual bill itself. You have to look it up on your own. Also, it only gives you a chance to voice your opinion on a bill until AFTER the vote has been cast.
Excellent idea Helpful. Thanks. But it's not really clear what the agree/disagree mean on some votes. I can't tell if agreeing with the issue or the senator's vote. Also, please let us know BEFORE the vote rather than after.