myPolitics Offers Users a Way to Express Opinions About Important Issues

August 2, 2016 in News (E)

[] Independence, Missouri - Fairwinds Software is proud to announce the initial public release of myPolitics 1.2, their new political and social issues opinion app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. myPolitics offers users the opportunity to express their opinions about the issues of the day via an easy-to-use polling system. Anyone can express their opinions on such subjects as politics, gun control, healthcare, taxes, abortion and hundreds more.

myPolitics quickly lays out the question for the user, via a short easy-to-understand explanation of the issue. Participants can then quickly share their opinion on the subject with a simple tap or two of their device's screen. (Some issues allow more than one answer.) If they like, users can also leave a short comment, to expand on their thoughts on the subject.

When a user first opens the app, they'll immediately be presented with a list of issues. From this screen, participants can immediately tap an issue to view more about the subject, view the available responses, and tap their selections. They can also access the Sort-Filter menu, where they can add or remove subjects from the list of issues they wish to share their opinion about, and change the order they are presented in. Users can also quickly search for a particular issue via the handy search bar at the top of the screen.

myPolitics allows users to remain completely anonymous if they wish, or they can provide optional demographic information that allows viewing how their own opinion compares to users with similar demographics. To prevent skewing of the results, Fairwinds does require users to register and provide their email address. Following validation, Fairwinds keeps track of the users votes on their servers in order to generate summary data.

"At Fairwinds, it has long been our belief that most political and social opinion research is flawed, due to how both the questions and available responses are worded. Sometimes they even seem worded to elicit a certain answer," says Neil Tiffin, Principal of Fairwinds Software. "With the myPolitics app, we work to ensure our questions and responses are both fact based, and neutral with respect to political party or religious beliefs. We believe this approach provides the freedom for real expression of voters' opinions on the issues facing society."

* Over 100 issues are available for expressing your opinion. (Some issues are state or location specific.)
* All issues are searchable
* Comments are accepted on all issues and are used by the developers to review and correct factual errors and omissions.
* An importance rating may be assigned to each issue
* Issues can be both filtered and sorted
* Users can view the aggregated opinions of all registered users
* Users can view the average importance assigned to issues from all registered users.
* Some issues may include additional information or links to additional information.

"We feel it is very important for our app to be different than the usual run of the mill polling or political opinion apps most people encounter," continues Neil. "We believe there is a clear disconnect between the politicians on either side of the aisle, and the voting public. myPolitics was designed with the idea of allowing the public to express themselves via a balanced and unbiased polling system, the like of which many voters have never encountered."

myPolitics prevents users from adding their own issues to the app in order to make sure the issues and available options are free of bias. While Fairwinds knows many users could easily avoid bias, they also know there are plenty of political operatives in the world who are paid to get people asking the wrong questions to divert their attention from the real issues facing the world today.

Users can make a difference by expressing their ideas and opinions in the comments section of every survey. Fairwinds reviews the comments, and uses that input to create additional questions or make changes in the app and its questions in future versions. Fairwinds will also make results available to news and media organizations, in order to make sure the participant's voices are heard.

"The goal of our app is to provide the leaders in our country a direct view of the will of the people. Political affiliation is of no concern to us. To drive change, we as the American people must clearly define who we want to be. Our platform is designed to create a clear view of beliefs of the people of this country," shares Neil. "We focus on single issues in a simplistic format to pave the way for single issue legislation. We are tired of being forced into red or blue with the political elite deciding the outcome, it is time for us all to be Red, White and Blue. Our app has a long journey ahead of it, so please bear with us as we will have many changes and updates in the first months. Our future plans with this app are to change the entire dynamic of how elections are decided in our country by bringing the will of the people to the forefront of our nation."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
* iOS 9.1 or later
* Universal Application
* 10.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
myPolitics 1.2 is free, and is available in the United States exclusively through the App Store in the News category.

Fairwinds Software is the software development branch of Performance Champions, Inc., a business and technology consulting firm, founded in 1997 by Neil Tiffin, and relocated in 2011 from Chicago to the Kansas City suburbs. Fairwinds Software specializes in innovative IT solutions and easy to use software products. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2016 Fairwinds Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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