App DescriptionBizVizz is corporate behavior made transparent and available to all. Just snap a picture of a brandâ€™s logo or bar code and presto: a simple, graphic screen tells you the truth about Americaâ€™s largest corporations. Taxes? Political donations? Subsidies? Weâ€™ve got the goods! Brought to you by the makers of the As Goes Janesville documentary.
âś” Snap a pic of a logo to instantly obtain corporate information
âś” Explore companies by tax rate, profits or keywords
âś” Get alerts about corporate accountability campaigns and other efforts you can join to make a difference
âś” Compare companiesâ€™ records to the rest of their industry
âś” 300 of Americaâ€™s largest corporations representing over 900 brands included, and weâ€™re growing
âś” Drill down to find the top recipients of a companyâ€™s campaign contributions
âś” Drill down to see the largest government subsidies a company has received
âś” Share what you learn across social networks
âś” Watch trailers for the movies behind the app
âś” Easily connect to our partners from inside the app to learn much more
Whether you like to â€śshop your valuesâ€ť, youâ€™re a concerned citizen, an activist, or a reporter on the economics beat, BizVizz is for you.
More than a "wikipedia" of corporate transparency, BizVizz makes it easy for you to get involved and DO something. Weâ€™ll alert you when thereâ€™s an action you can take â€” from signing a petition or joining a campaign to weighing in on legislation or accessing a new report. And everything in BizVizz can be quickly shared with your social networks so that your friends and colleagues can join in.
BizVizz is brought you to by the filmmakers behind the award-winning PBS|Independent Lens doc As Goes Janesville and their great partners: the Sundance doc Weâ€™re Not Broke, Citizens for Tax Justice, Good Jobs First, and the Sunlight Foundation. You can learn more about our key partners and others who've joined our effort once you download the app.
March 03, 2013 New version 1.1
February 04, 2013 Initial Release