We are so excited to announce the launch of icitizen’s version 2.0! Over my 21+ years in tech, I’ve been part of so many exciting product launches that have changed people’s lives – but nothing had the potential like icitizen’s next-generation solution that we are launching today (and there have been some amazing products over the years)!
We are on a mission at icitizen to transform the way people communicate on civic issues, connect our communities, and promote meaningful change! But we cannot do this alone – we need your help! We are the engineers who have created a platform for everyone to use to understand the facts, the data, with no spin. You can see what issues are trending that you care about – or maybe do not even know about yet. You can vote and share the issues to help promote meaningful change – easy!
Here are some other new features, but I highly recommend you download icitizen and check it out firsthand:
Representatives (with facts)
Make sure to find your elected government officials and see how your district stacks up! We have multiple Ph.D. data scientists on our team and we are doing some really amazing things with data – right from the source! We’ve brought in our government’s public data and have made it easy to understand – and there is so much more that is coming! (We had to make some tough decisions on which cool features and data to launch first.)
News feed (on issues that you care about)
We had 9 news feeds in V1.0 – we now have over 500 news feeds! They are all indexed not only by the content, but now also by latitude and longitude – because people really care about what is happening to them locally!
Polls (make your voice count on more than issues – or just keep answering your landline at dinner when the pollsters call on things you do not care about)
Like our data-science team, we also have multiple Ph.D.s in polling and survey methodologies. Now that everyone is walking around with a supercomputer in their hand (aka mobile device) we can do some amazing things. Just wait until you get your first polling question directly from your elected official, nonprofit or other organization that you follow – now a conversation has started and your voice can count! (You can also choose to be anonymous.)
We love data! Once you answer the polling questions, you will notice that there are multiple ways to look at the anonymized data from the polls. We also added more robust data visualization, including the ability to see results based on different demographics.
To sum it up – icitizen is the one platform that you can use to find out what issues are trending, vote on the issues, share the issues, create new issues and promote meaningful change. Not only find the contact data for your elected officials, but also see how they are doing! How does your district stack up? And now your elected officials, nonprofits or other organizations that you follow can log in and send you polling questions – without knowing who you are!
Make your voice count and download icitizen to see for yourself!
Onward and Upward!
P.S. I would love to hear your feedback – please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org