What's New

Fixed minor bug which prompted you to update the same politico list you already have. Sorry about that.

App Description

This is the "Lite" version of politicoTracker, our powerful News Discovery Tool. Although this app contains all the news, and all the politicos of the main app, it does not group the results in any way. All other app features (favorites, off-line reading, etc) are included.

Please read on for a full description.

politicoTracker is a news discovery tool designed to find relevant and timely news articles about any of 8000 US Federal, State, and local elected officials and appointees.

Using powerful object-based meta-data technology, politicoTracker news results are not only highly targeted, they can be easily cross-searched against a variety of other news "objects".

This app does not group results, but this is how it works in the full version:

Traditional search engines force you to know what you're looking for before you start your search. In contrast, politicoTracker's news categorizations have already mapped out the deep unseen relationships, so you can quickly find what you need to know, before you knew to look for it. This is a significant advancement in search technology, now publicly available to you in the palm of your hand.

politicoTracker is powered by Llesiant technology, which is currently in use at federal agencies, the department of defense, congressional offices, and major US corporations and law firms - helping their staff to keep track of issues that matter to them. Now that power is available to you, to help you keep track of our elected officials.

*** Free Sample Search ***
Please visit http://politicoTracker.com
for more information, including more screenshots and a free sample search, so you may experience for yourself the cutting edge of search technology.

--- Recent Reviews for politicoTracker full version

Macworld's Ben Boychuk:
"The app sorts in ways that Google simply cannot. And it sorts in fascinating ways."

"PoliticoTracker for the iPhone and iPod touch is a promising app..."

Twitter Edition: "You might make some interesting discoveries."

Thank you Macworld!

--- AppCraver.com added politicoTracker to their select list of "Worthwhile Apps".

"Political news junkies will enjoy politicoTracker for its ability to quickly aggregate news on their favorite (or least favorite) elected officials."

"The search is quite good and produced an interesting variety of information."

Thank you AppCraver, we're glad you enjoyed our app!

---1st Impressions iPhone Blog
Daniel Eaton wrote:
"To say that this app is comprehensive is an understatement"

"...it does a lot more than just a web search on a politician"

"As a $10 app, the amount of information available is incredible"

Thank you Daniel!

--- Recent Praise for our companion app: Twitter Edition

Rick Broida for CNET:
"In short, it's a pretty nifty app for politics junkies..."
Thanks Rick, we're glad you liked it!

148Apps.com rated politicoTracker Twitter Edition:
5 stars ★★★★★ "Recommended"
Specifically, they said the app was:
"intuitive", "really cool", and "a well-planned app" that "makes easy work of staying abreast of political news"

Thank you 148Apps !

iPhone Screenshots

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politicoTracker Lite (no grouping) screenshot 1 politicoTracker Lite (no grouping) screenshot 2 politicoTracker Lite (no grouping) screenshot 3 politicoTracker Lite (no grouping) screenshot 4 politicoTracker Lite (no grouping) screenshot 5

App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 1.6.1