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Senator Releases First Senate Mobile App 107

Posted by samzenpus
from the i-the-people dept.
GovTechGuy writes "Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) released an official application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, making him the first Senator to offer an official mobile application. The Chambliss app allows the public to call Chambliss' offices directly from the app and find in real-time information on the Senator's positions on current political topics."
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Senator Releases First Senate Mobile App

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  • Attack ad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by KPU (118762) on Wednesday June 15, 2011 @01:55PM (#36453094) Homepage

    Does it come with free Cleland attack ads?

  • by Dyinobal (1427207) on Wednesday June 15, 2011 @02:01PM (#36453178)
    I hear the corporate version comes with a button to make campaign donations and change his position on issues.
  • by BitZtream (692029) on Wednesday June 15, 2011 @02:02PM (#36453192)

    Nothing we probably didn't already know sadly.

    It basically shows that the senator and his office are completely technologically inept, and too lazy/stupid to find someone who is qualified to help them out.

    They spent money ... to make an app ... that can be done in HTML ... and work on every device that has a web browser rather than JUST iOS.

    So what you should take from this is that this senator and his office are ignorant, lazy, wasteful, and fad followers who care more about popular opinion than doing their job.

    As I said, probably nothing you didn't already know.

    And as a certified iOS fanboy ... let me add ... DO YOU HAVE ANY FUCKING CLUE HOW GOD DAMN ANNOYING IT IS TO HAVE TO DOWNLOAD A FUCKING APP BECAUSE YOU STUPID JACKASSES WANTED TO FOLLOW THE CURRENT FAD RATHER THAN JUST MAKING IT A FUCKING WEBSITE. GIVE ME A DAMN WEBSITE, NOT FREAKING APP. ... god I hate that, especially when they require you to use the app rather than providing a web based alternative of any sorts.

  • by Kral_Blbec (1201285) on Wednesday June 15, 2011 @02:05PM (#36453222)
    Does his position change so frequently it has to be updated in realtime?
  • by Lunix Nutcase (1092239) on Wednesday June 15, 2011 @02:09PM (#36453278)

    WTF, this is exactly what has been missing.

    How has it been missing? Chambliss, like almost every other Senator and Representative, already has a webpage [senate.gov] with all that information already. This app is just some lame repackaging of his webpage and a call feature.

    Why do I get the feeling if Chambliss was a D, people would love his embrace of technology?

    Because you're an idiot?

  • by blair1q (305137) on Wednesday June 15, 2011 @02:22PM (#36453396) Journal

    Seriously, I need a smartphone to go on the web to download an app so I can push one button to call a phone-bot to dial up issue text that I could get just by going to a website on the same phone?

    Recall this fucktard. He's unfit to serve.

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