Last year, as I set out to explore the Windows Store app dev ecosystem, I pondered what my first project would be. On the Windows Phone platform, my first app was a diary app called Easy Diary, which has done very well (but is in need for some Windows Phone 8 upgrade magic). It was also a few months before the Presidential elections, so I figured, why not create something that would help folks like you and I keep tabs on what is going on in Washington. So Congress Watch was born.
Congress Watch is a gateway to detailed information about your elected U.S. Congressional officials. A great way to learn about those who represent you in Congress.
With profile details, news feeds, and videos, become an informed and active citizen between elections and different sessions of Congress.
List of all legislators, including member first and last name, title, and political party affiliation.
Official website link, member contact form, Washington, DC office address, telephone, and fax numbers.
Included are up-to-date news, and YouTube videos for Congress members.
Live tiles for congress members which display current news and allow users to launch directly to the legislator profile page within the app. Search for legislators, and Share with your family and friends.
This app was built using the Open Congress and Sunlight Labs API’s, but is currently not endorsed by either party.
So if you are at all interested in finding out what our folks up in Congress are doing (or not doing), then please check out my app. Click the image below to download Congress Watch from the Windows Store.
P.S. Version 2 is already in the works and promises to deliver an improved user experience and a more organized wealth of information (along with a few premium features). Any suggestions/ideas are most welcome.