If you have an Android phone (or tablet) and haven't checked out the Congress app for Android in a while, now is a good time to give it another look.
Today we're releasing version 3.0, which, in addition to a redesigned theme and layout, adds:
- Live updates from the House floor.
- Upcoming committee hearings in the House and Senate.
- Keyword search for bills (e.g. "health care", "deficit", "immigration")
- Details on any amendment that receives a vote.
The National Data Catalog is Live
After several months in development, I'm happy to announce that the National Data Catalog is up and operational. This site represents months of work by Team Ruby members Luigi Montanez and David James. Since July of 2009 when we kicked off the project, they've been working hard at building a great architecture for the system, and pulling in data pointers from sites like Data.gov, The DC OCTO and Utah's Data Catalog. Presently, we, alongside our volunteers are working on importers for DataSF, Rhode Island, and New York City.Continue reading
Congress: There’s An (Android) App For That
Our Android app, "Congress", is now published in the Android Market, for free. As I said in the beta release post, Congress is a pocket Congressional directory that takes full advantage of the Sunlight Labs Congress API and the Drumbone API. You can install it by visiting the Market, or scan the QR code in this post to take you right there.
The features:Continue reading