You can now download version 1.0.1 of Capital Buddy! Find it in the App Store, or by searching for CapitolBuddy on your iPhone. Only $2.99 with just 6 weeks of session left!
Now, allow me to re-introduce it… it is the app everyone who works in the Missouri legislature has been craving, whether you knew it or not. It makes the simplest and most often asked questions easy to answer, right in the palm of your hand.
Where is Rep. Torpey’s office? What’s his phone number?
CapitoBuddy has all the contact info for each senator and representative in an easy to navigate and searchable view. Room number, phone, email, hometown, bio, committees, it’s all there. And it’s updated directly from the house.mo.gov and senate.mo.gov websites.
Who is the staff person for Rep. Anders?
Let’s be honest, most of the time you’re talking to the staff person first, it’d be nice to say hello by name, right?
I just saw Sen. Keaveny in the hall for a quick convo, and I need to take some quick notes!
The notes feature lets you save any text directly to your phone. It’s connected to each legislator individually, and a icon will appear that lets you know whether you shared it yet. All your notes are completely private and stored only on YOUR phone — until you email it yourself or your acquaintances.
Who is on the House Budget Committee? Who’s the chair?
View every committee and its members in another easy to scroll through, and searchable, view. Click on the committee to see members, click on bills to link to the live website of bills in that committee. A gavel icon is shown for the Chairperson, and the star badge is for the Vice-chairperson.
Where is senate district 31?
A high resolution map of the House and Senate districts is available for you to zoom around on and find the district you need to know about. Then, simply go back to the House or Senate lists and search for the right person.
I need to remember to call Sen. Schaefer.
There’s an “unsent notes” icon that you can display for anyone whom you’ve taken notes for, but haven’t shared with yourself. Well that same icon can be used as an indicator of meetings to have, calls to make, emails to send. Use it how you want to use it. Swipe left to make an icon appear and swipe right to make it disappear for any legislator in the list.
Really, it can be used however you need it to be used. I welcome customer feedback to improve functionality and bring you even more useful features and service. Please leave some feedback on the app store or right here on this blog post. Thanks and enjoy!