Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Forward-Looking Senator Saxby Chambliss Launches iPhone App Forward-Looking Senator Saxby Chambliss Launches iPhone App

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

The Daily Fray

Forward-Looking Senator Saxby Chambliss Launches iPhone App

June 15, 2011

Remember when everybody freaked out about members of Congress joining Twitter? How forward thinking of them! How open! How futuristic! Well, that didn't work out so well for at least one Congressman, so more and more U.S. legislators are exploring new ways of embracing technology. On Wednesday, Saxby Chambliss announced a new iPhone app for his constituents. He even made a YouTube video about it:

The new app is just another cookie-cutter solution from iConstituent, "the only company in Congress that provides a full spectrum of products and services to meet the needs of the most demanding Congressional offices." (That description from iConstituent's website could also ostensibly describe Office Depot, but whatever.) Joining nine members of the House of Representatives who also have iConstituent-built apps, Chambliss is the first senator to make his way into the mobile app space. The app lets constituents check on their representative's position on an issue in real time, participate in surveys, and access newsletters, video, and photos. Maybe Apple's gatekeepers will also help keep senators and congressmen from posting stray updates that ensnare them in scandals.

 

Want to add to this story? Comment below or send the author of this post, Adam Clark Estes, an email. Have a hot tip or story idea? Let us know on the Open Wire.

More The Daily Fray
Job Board
Search Jobs
Digital and Content Manager, E4C
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
PRODUCT REVIEW ENGINEER
American Society of Civil Engineers | CA
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Bellevue, WA
United Technologies Research Fellow
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
Process Engineering Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Conshohocken, PA
Electrical Engineer Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Findlay, OH
Application Engineer/Developer INTERN - Complex Fluids
American Society of Civil Engineers | Brisbane, CA
Application Engineer - Internships CAE/CFD Metro Detroit
American Society of Civil Engineers | Livonia, MI
Chief Geoscientist
American Society of Civil Engineers
Application Engineer - Internships CAE/CFD Metro Boston
American Society of Civil Engineers | Burlington, MA
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Civil Enginering Intern - Water/Wastewater/Site-Development
American Society of Civil Engineers | Sacramento, CA
Staff Accountant
American Society of Civil Engineers | Englewood, CO
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus