Countable - Contact Congress

Countable - Contact Congress

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  • Current Version: 4.2.3
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • Developer: Countable Corp
  • Compatibility: Android
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Countable - Contact Congress App

**Featured on MSNBC, the Today Show, The NYTimes, Wired, Politico and the iTunes App Store Countable makes learning about what your government is up to easy and fun. Learn about issues you care about, influence Congress with one tap voting, and rally your friends around specific legislation. MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND - Daily notifications about upcoming votes - Short non-partisan summaries of news and legislation - Unbiased arguments for and against HOLD YOUR REPS ACCOUNTABLE - See how your votes align with your lawmakers - Post an opinion or vote and we’ll inform your lawmakers - Don’t be surprised if you receive a message back CALL YOUR REPS - Make your voice immediately by calling your representatives - 3D touch the app icon to get a list of your reps - Find your reps in the menu for easy access to their phone numbers SEND VIDEO MESSAGES TO PRESIDENT & YOUR REPS - Use the camera on your iPhone/iPad to record video messages - Send them to your reps or President Trump and break through the noise - Tell your story in your own voice and be heard! COMMUNITY - See what other people are saying about the issues you care about - Like their opinions to show your support - Post principled arguments and help change people’s minds ------- Accolades: - “Slick, easy to use and could definitely help inform your opinions.” - New York Times - “Telling your senator how to vote is as easy and ‘liking’ a Facebook picture.” -Tech Crunch What our users say: - “Fast, easy way to interact with Congress.” - “Makes it easy to stay informed with D.C. and ultimately let's my voice be heard.” - “An easy way to keep track of bills in congress and give feedback to my senators and representatives!” We love feedback! Email us at support@countable.com Follow us at @Countable, facebook.com/countable.us, and plus.google.com/+CountableUs/posts About Countable: Countable was created by a team of dedicated Americans based in San Francisco and Washington DC. We believe that using technology properly we can make American democracy work in a fashion similar to what our founders envisioned. Our advisory team includes former Senator Evan Bayh, Joe Trippi, who ran Howard Dean’s revolutionary presidential campaign in 2004.

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  • Epic Spam! 1/5

    By KVB-FM
    What a shame that these Defenders of Democracy refuse to honor email unsubscribe requests, equating them with the worst of porn hucksters. Should you install this app, think twice before agreeing to ANY notifications.
  • Crashes often 3/5

    By Bones82199
    I love the app, but it crashes often on IPhone X running iOS 11.1.2
  • Great App 5/5

    By Markhvacky
    Will recommend works great
  • Two main issues. 3/5

    By mlgonzales1
    1. The check marks for selecting topics are too small and it was very frustrating to have to select them individually. Make "select all" an option and/or make the check marks bigger to avoid opening a new page everytime the checkmark is missed. Or change it so that you can quick tap the subject to select and long press/seipe to open. 2. Editing comments forces crash. Please fix.
  • iPhone X update buggy but still a good app 4/5

    By Jeysson
    Can you lighten up the bottom notch a little? You’re not able to clearly read what’s written because the bottom line notch is blocking the content. Other apps have that bottom notch lighten or it even removed completely and only displayed when switching between apps. Besides that... great app! Externally informative.. Can you provide content to watch videos/interviews? Thanks
  • Great App maybe a lil tweaking needed 5/5

    By iusesnapchateveryday
    Hi thanks for this app 5 stars isn’t enough!!!! I think it is hugely underrated. I absolutely love it. The only critique I have is that in the iPhone X the “Feed” “Bills” and “Notifications” are right by the bar used to gesture to go home. If that could be raised a little bit that would be awesome. Other than that ❤️ this app. Great work! 👍
  • Info is good - can’t tweet my opinion 4/5

    By Tljcarter57
    Twitter tweet is broken. No button to tweet after entering text. No way out of share without killing app
  • Emails? 2/5

    By Detrocious
    I have email notifications turned off, why am I still getting them?
  • Crucial issues 3/5

    By daoofphoenix
    Not to impressed. I can’t do a direct search for H.R. 848. Nothing comes up. The actual website produces results, not this app. I also seem to never get notified on the issues I have highlighted. Seems to show me everything but what is highlighted. These crucial issues makes this app seem more of a disinformant setting me up to lose track of the issues.
  • Better Citizen Involvement 5/5

    By Spiritual Explorer
    I used to get only updates from my elected representatives via email; now I get the REST of the story. I am better informed due to the Yea and Nay comments from others. I feel empowered now.
  • Forcing me to sign in to read? 😡 2/5

    By Doug12321232123
    I want my privacy! I thought this was a good way to see what's going on in congress. It does not report everything that is happening; but it is better than nothing. I like my privacy in browsing and reading! I can understand signing in to the app to post comments, but signing into the app just read? No!!! I doubt I will be using this app very much going forward. I would have giving it 4 or 5 stars prior to this change.
  • Neat idea, we will see how useful it is over time =] 4/5

    By Concordion
    Cool app! Please update the iPhone X layout. It could use some slight UI repositioning such that it does not overlap the bottom bar.
  • ALMOST! 3/5

    By Mikal T
    I would love this app... I get regular responses from my elected reps... I ESPECIALLY LOVE that there are NO back and forth pissing contests! Everyone gets to have their say WITHOUT someone insulting or belittling... My ONLY PROBLEM IS it is not iPad friendly which means I have to turn my iPad into portrait position to read it ... I know ... sounds like a bit of a woosie thing... but I use a keypad and would be nice not to have to turn my head to edit comments... or read others... and update fix should not be that difficult..
  • It Works! 4/5

    By GreggieX2
    Love this app! I use it every week. Two suggestions, 1) I wish it had the ability to somehow pull local election information into it at election time by jurisdiction, e.g., who’s on the ballet etc., and 2) information on who supports/confirms various appointed positions, e.g., judicial judges.
  • Good concept 2/5

    By DaddyDitka
    I think the app is a good concept and definitely keeps you better informed. However the liberal bias does concern me. If you are going to do a political app like this you need it to be as unbiased as possible so people can make there own informed decisions. And this week when there was a headline about kids Trump costumes but no headlines about Hilary rigging the DNC I was disgusted by the bias.
  • A little buggy 3/5

    By Treir Mcgillycuddy
    I love using this app to express my opinion and share it with others and my representatives. However, every time you want to read details or progress of a bill the screen scrolls way down and will crash if you scroll up too fast.
  • Issues since last update. 4/5

    By Michael_JL
    Since the current update after posting a comment the screen that shows your comment shows nothing but lines instead of text. Otherwise a truly great app! Issue remains in version 4.2...please fix!
  • Great Apo 5/5

    By LucidFlutter
    Fantastic App! Easy to use interface. My only reliable news source. Really helps me to stay connected with issues that are important to me.
  • Reading 5/5

    By Noremac Hernandez
    I’d like to have the option of reading the entire bill rather than, in the case of going directly to my senators page, only being able to read the title.
  • Rated 2 for readability and 10 for great news and communication 2/5

    By Flladycat
    Rated 2 because can’t zoom text or enlarge the very small type!! Really people you have a great forum for people to get their views out but reading the material is too hard when there r such good solutions out there(free and commercial) I personally like zoom text which my Apple iPhone and iPad usually can function on a site but not your site or select size of print for easy readability. Please correct and actually allow support messages so I don’t have to use ratings to get information to you!
  • App crashes 1/5

    By onewaps
    Everytime I open the app it crashes and then when it finally loads as soon as I start to go through articles it crashes
  • Needs more than a “like” option 2/5

    By GFelter
    The app is mostly good as far as I can see from using it for about three weeks. We all know politics is a sensitive topic and I just can’t read some of the ridiculous comments and have no way to rebuttal. The only way I see myself using the app in the future is if things change to something like reddit with a ⬆️or ⬇️ choice. A less acceptable option would being able to rebut a response. The latter only leads to endless unintelligent bickering back and forth. The app has good information to ponder and is informative. I haven’t found any bugs or glitches. The interface appearance is easy on the eyes and functional.
  • Good app but no state or local news 4/5

    By Chrisaong
    I like the app. It's an easy way to know what's happening in congress but there is no state or local news. Wish it had that option
  • Crashes every day 3/5

    By ReekaHavok
    I love this app and think that everyone should be more politically involved, but I often experience crashes while using this app that I believe should be easily fixable. Would love to see this app live up to its full potential.
  • Entertaining 5/5

    By Sodoesapple
    Great concept!!!! A voice trained at ear of the masses. A megaphone for stupid humans. Like television only it’s 1/67th as good
  • Needs Upate 3/5

    By vallric
    I love the app but it would be helpful to see how many users votes yes/no on a bill to see how well it's being supported by users. Right now all you can see if the number of likes a comment gets.
  • Crashing 1/5

    By Derpageddon_
    I can’t attempt to open a bill/article without the app constantly crashing. I’ve done everything possible in order to try and fix it and it keeps happening.
  • Crashes but works (I think?) 4/5

    By P L'Acosta
    Experiencing lots of crashes in iOS 11 but overall a great way to keep yourself up to date and understand what Washington is up to. Not sure if participating in votes and comments gets to influence lawmakers’ decisions but works at explaining policies and regulations being concocted by your elected officials.
  • Great app, small request 5/5

    By litllong
    I really like the app, and the general idea. A great way to stay informed. It would be great to add a current tally of app users for each bill (yea or nay). Also it would be nice to know where this data is going, who is using it for what ends.
  • Helpful 5/5

    By eternalconfusion1
    With all the strong emotions out there I find it helpful to be able to have a perspective of the issue and other opinions to consider. I agree with the first reviewer who said it very well.
  • How do I remove my star? Done :) 1/5

    By PaulaFoglesong
    I am deleting this because the supposed news is not even news it’s worse than dredge report or New York Times with its opinion or attitude and not news or congressional accountability.
  • Room to improve 3/5

    By Dr.JGW
    A few bugs: 1) Frequently crashes when tapping the 🔎 search icon. 2) Every 2-4 Minutes an error message pops up with George Washington’s face with bug-eyes. Forcing you to tap to acknowledge there was an error, but the app seems to continue working fine. A few missing features: 1) there’s no way to search and find friends 2) when searching your photos to update ones profile, there’s no way to “go back” without selecting a new photo 3) there’s no way to “edit” or adjust the centering or cropping of ones profile photo.
  • Most important app I've ever used. 5/5

    By Onestring
    Get off Facebook and tune in to the only community that lets Americans easily speak to congress, vote on bills, and debate real issues with varying opinions from a wide range of users. Cut through the fog of the media read the hard facts about what's happening up on the hill, browse the opinions of many and come up with your own message for your congressmen. Stop arguing with each other about distracting shenanigans and key in on what issues matter to you the most. This is the best app I've ever used. Thank you for creating it at a time when our nation truly needs this.
  • Stay for getting your voice heard by your reps; leave the discussions behind 5/5

    By barefoot runnergrrl
    This app is professional, easy to use, and lets you keep track of your own involvement. Their news posts are dependable and informative. Just turn off notifications on anything but alerts on the issues you care about, and read their general feed for issues you didn't realize were important to you. Don't bother with commentary if you want to stay sane.
  • Great 4/5

    By IAmTheMase
    This is a great app that allows you to vote on bills, comment your reasoning for your stance, and call your reps. I know it’s not meant to be a social app, but I think the option to reply to comments and allow people to engage in reasonable political discussion. In this day and age, that might not be possible with so many people being passionate about their beliefs and adding emotion into their arguments which leads to name calling and no resolve. Still, great app and I would recommend to anyone interested in politics.
  • Could be so much more 3/5

    By Papatheosis
    I like the idea, but it needs more. You have my representatives in the State Assembly and Senate listed, with their photos, but not much else. This app needs to get down into the local politics realm so it can really mobilize people.
  • Nonpartisan? Seems that way so far 5/5

    By Daniel Molloy
    This app seems like it isn’t suffering from typical Tech Valley partisanship. I deeply hope that continues. If it begins it will be deleted immediately. Thank you creators for trying to make something that can help citizens of both wings to find truth without narrative.
  • Online poll rolled into an app 1/5

    By 5!am
    This is nothing more then an online poll on your phone and has all of the same familiar associated problems and flaws. I deleted immediately after understanding what this really is. Also, If you would like to keep up to date with current legislation without the noise, there are better resources available. On the web votesmart.org, opensecrets.org, and congress.gov are some really great ones. You can contact your representatives, track how they voted in the past, see who their contributors are, and much much more. Additionally, It is better to do your own due diligence by removing distractions such as social media, rigged polls or fake news. Social media in particular has degraded into mob groupthink. Natural independent thought, does not flourish in this type of mediated environment.
  • Idea is great, but... 3/5

    By Flimflam12321
    The idea is fantastic but it seems the fanatical liberals have found the app and are bashing anyone & everyone who doesn't agree with them. I am scared it's turning into another Twitter???
  • Good app, bad design for iPad 3/5

    By dbcarr26
    I love using this app, it gives good information and keeps you up to date with issues that are important to you. I am forced to give this app three starts though for the lack of response from the design team to address a very simple issue: horizontal view for an iPad. I mention this as it is incredible hard to write good responses in a timely manner when you have to depend on a digital keyboard on a small phone screen. I know it is possible, but seriously, it is a lot easier when you have a cover with a keyboard for your iPad to write these responses. What amazes me most is that this app still does not have that feature, as it is a common feature on most apps these days, and this one has been around awhile. Please upgrade your app so that I can use it in earnest. That is the only thing really holding me back from consistent, well written feedback for my legislators using this app.
  • Need to stay focused 3/5

    By luce31
    I was excited about the opportunity to have a direct connect to my representatives. But as I was scrolling through I saw a question about the President needing a pet or not. I proceeded to read some of the posts and it was constant Trump bashing. It made me really second guess my decision to be associated with this forum. For now, I will need to just stay focused on the important items and stay away from the things that don’t affect me. I was really disappointed to see this. I’ll give it a little longer.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By ROADKILL_101
    Outstanding job. Cheers!
  • Becoming Partisan 1/5

    By Jsb2000
    Countable started out as non-partisan but has changed in recent months. Their articles are skewed to a specific view. Also, those who don’t tow the partisan line, like myself, seem to be losing access to the app.
  • Too much opinion 3/5

    By Jane Normal
    Fairly informative. I just want a quick fact reference I have enough opinions of my own, thanks. App articles and posted opinions seem a little annoyingly liberal leaning.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By Candeejack
    Love this App! You can see what bills Congress is voting on and send your Representatives your input. You can vote for or against a bill too. Once the bill is voted on, you get feedback on how your Rep voted. Everyone should have this App and be aware what our government is doing and how they are spending taxpayer dollars!
  • Excellent concept but needs a little more accessibility work… 4/5

    By HoustonGay
    I use this app on a daily basis because I want to keep up with what is going on in Washington DC. I applaud the developers on creating this. However, I am a blind individual who uses voiceover and some parts of the app either causes VoiceOver not to work properly or at all. Specifically, when trying to click to read more. Hopefully this is an easy fix so I can use the app to its full scope. Thanks for creating it…
  • Countable is an App we all need 5/5

    By Engine co 1
    Countable is informative and easy to use.
  • Great App 5/5

    By gateman145
    It’s a great app but keep in mind it’s infested with liberal bloggers and Trump haters.
  • Just what I’ve been looking for 5/5

    By TheManski
    This app has been incredibly informative about the legislation moving through Congress. I’m not a political wonk and this helps make the pieces of legislation easier to understand and research. Bonus, you are exposed to the opinions of others! Would highly recommend to anyone interested in what Congress IS getting done.
  • New to app. 5/5

    By Tlk13
    New to app. Haven’t used much but looks like I will use often😉

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