Introducing THE FIRST Public Sector application for Windows Phone 7!!

We’ve been working with Sunlight labs (a segment of Sunlight foundation) to build a version of their highly successful Congress application for the upcoming release of Windows Phone 7.  If you want to:

  • Know what your elected officials in Congress are up to?
  • Call your representatives to make your voice heard ?
  • Find out who represents you using your phone’s location?
  • Browse lawmakers by state, committee, or name?
  • Read about them in the news?
  • Follow their twitter feed and watch their videos on YouTube?

…then Congress is just the app you need!

Even more exciting is that this project is offered to the community as open source code so if you’d like to extend or enhance the application using the Sunlight API it’s all there for you to do!  This is really a great example of how the Open Government initiative is helping constituents connect with their representatives and stay involved in the decisions that shape our country!  Check out this brief video where I demo the basic functionality of the application, and stay tuned for more information about how this application was built!!

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Don’t forget to download Congress for your Windows Phone 7 on November 8th!!!!


Comments (3)

  1. More recent version of Silverlight message? says:

    I receive a message on this site that I need to install a more recent version of Silverlight.  I have Silverlight 4.0 installed.  The script on this page seems to indicate VideoPlayer.xap?v=3.1.  What am I lacking?  I can't risking downgrading my Silverlight version because this is my Silverlight dev PC.

  2. Marc says:

    We'll have to look into this…

    We are embedding the Ch.9 video player.  Can you let us know if you are having the same issue when you go to the Ch.9 post?…/Congress-App-for-Windows-Phone-7


  3. Rob Kraft says:

    I also get a message that I need to install Silverlight at…/Congress-App-for-Windows-Phone-7.  I watched the video on my PC at home last night with no prompts.  At work, I am running on WinXP 32bit with SP3 and IE8.  At home, it is Win7 64bit with IE8.