New iPhone App: CapitolBuddy

For the past couple months, I’ve been working on an iphone App for lobbyists in the state legislature. It’s a complete directory of all the state legislators in Missouri with all contact info, committees, and bios — plus the ability to take notes and send them to yourself.

I got the idea a couple years ago when I was an intern at Renew Missouri. My boss, Jason Hughes said this would have been helpful to have. He showed me apps like it for Louisiana and one for Ohio. And I thought yeah, why don’t we have one for Missouri?

(I even asked my brother to make the app, but we both stalled out on actually getting it done.)

Well two years later, I finally learned to code with Objective-C (my first attempt at any coding language) and wrote this App. It was a real learning experience, and I’m thankful for all the confused people in the world that posted the same problems I had on forums for me to find via google. Those forums plus some youtube tutorials made the whole learning process possible.

Currently, I’m figuring out how to submit the app to Apple’s app store… a very confusing process. Look for another post when that happens and then one a few weeks after — when it’s approved for launch in the App Store.


Just submitted it. Actually, I submitted it this morning, but forgot the screenshots for the 4-inch retina display apparently. So now it is awaiting review.