icitizen introduces issue builder and data visualization to web platform
Mobile app updates include notification inbox and robust rep profiles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 27, 2016) – The September updates of the icitizen platform focus on two major aspects – engagement and content.
“These updates are just another way we’re making it easier for people to keep up with what’s going on in their world,” said icitizen CEO and co-founder, Russell P. Reeder. “We’re living in a time when everything changes in an instant and we don’t want our users to miss a thing. As we continue to iterate our online platform and app, we’re seeing the impact that’s being created when people feel like their voices are heard. icitizen connects people’s opinions to action.”
More detail on the updates are as follows:
Issue Builder: Like the native mobile applications, web users are now able to create and submit issues (i.e. online petitions). Just click the pad and paper icon in the top navigation (right side) and you’ll be prompted through the steps to submit an issue. This is a quick and effective way to crowdsource support or gauge public opinion on any local, state or national issue. After review, users in your area will automatically see the issue, as will people who have overlapping interests with what the issue is tagged for.
Poll/Issue Results: Results of polls and issues are now available online, in addition to the native mobile apps. As soon as you take a poll or cast your vote on a poll or an issue, graphs will appear that shows the demographic and geographic breakdown of the answers. You’ll be able to slice the data by age, gender and race, or by location. Then, you can easily share the poll on your social channels, or follow the prompt on the right side of the screen to continue polling.
Notification Inbox: When you tap into icitizen on your smartphone, there will now be a notification inbox that will save all of the interesting news, issues and polls that have been pushed to your mobile device. Those items will include things we think you’d be interested in based off of your interests and voting district.
Robust Rep Profiles: In the last major icitizen update, local elected officials were imported onto the app. Now, the federal elected official profiles are more detailed, including bios, legislative priorities, streaming content from their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and more. [This change is coming to the web soon!]
icitizen is a nonpartisan, trusted resource that connects citizens to the information, organizations and elected representatives most relevant to them. Through icitizen, citizens easily promote and stay informed on important issues and vote in polls to create meaningful change. Anonymous poll results and public opinion data are shared with representatives, organizations, companies and other stakeholders to inform policy. Using representative sampling based on U.S. Census targets, icitizen’s polling services help policymakers drive sound, data-driven decisions.
icitizen is based in Nashville, Tenn., and appeared in the Apple store on their list of featured apps “On the Campaign Trail.” For additional information, visit icitizen.com.