Congress in Your Pocket for Android

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For two years, we have offered our applications for Apple and then, upon demand, BlackBerry. Today, we announce that we are adding Android to the fold. If you have a Droid, NexusOne, or another Android device, our professional congressional application is now available to you. Click here to see the new page on our website, which also offers screenshots.

Here is a peek at two what it looks like on your homescreen and the welcome page once you log in. Click on the screenshot below to see it in full view on a Droid.

The application offers many of the same features including searches for members, staff, committees, and by state. It also offers all of the essential information you need while you’re on-the-go including address, phone number, staff names, and a short bio. There’s campaign information, links to the official THOMAS congressional database and our partners LegiStorm, who provide all kinds of interesting information on staff salaries, earmarks, and trips. We also include increasingly vital links to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube where available.

You’ve got to tip your cap to Google as Android is becoming a serious player in the smartphone market. According to Business Week, Android market share is growing and might overtake both Apple’s iOS and RIM’s BlackBerry very soon. There are many reasons for this including the fact that Verizon carries Droids but not iPhones. Cost is also a factor as Android phones are significantly cheaper than iPhones and, while it’s not as good (IMO), they offer rich and interactive experiences. BlackBerry appears locked in the business market.

We are interested in what you think about the new version for Android. Please contact us at android at congressinyourpocket.com with your feedback. Also, feel free to give us your opinions below. Thanks again for your business and happy holidays!

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