Category Archives: Apps

Organizing in The Field With Digital 8

 

Progressive politics is becoming more nuanced and organized, thanks to brilliant and passionate activists and the latest technology. NGP VAN is an organizers dream come true thanks to a new set of digital tools called Digital 8.

What’s in The Toolbox

Targeted email is pure gold for organizers. Not only can you direct specific actions with it, you can also send fundraising appeals and thank you notes with one-click ease for your supporters. Personalize your campaign’s message and keep accurate statistics about your contacts. Turn one time contributors into active subscribers with drip campaigns unique to each supporter.

Online Actions drives supporters to do more. Organizers set up pages on the website of their choice to recruit canvassers, fundraise, and more. It taps into the database of 59 million active profiles in NGP VAN and has self-service features, freeing up field staff from updating contact information or credit card numbers. Best of all, users love it. The better the experience, the more likely you will have their future support.

 

 

 

Influence public opinion using the power of social media with Advanced Social Tracking. Any supporter who enters their email address has it matched to the social media platforms they use. Targeting your supporters is easy on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook thanks to this tool.

Digital 8 is cloud based, making it a versatile tool for any progressive campaign. NGP users will still be able to use their database simultaneously. Any sized campaign can use the platform, and it integrates smoothly with other platforms such as Optimizely and ActBlue.

Digital 8 takes online field organizing to the next level. Precise targeting and actions on the go allow for a flexibility unheard of in the past. With campaigns often winning thanks to slimmer margins, Digital 8 seamlessly digs out wins thanks to its ease of use and personalized features. NGP VAN is a DC based company and has between 100-200 employees.

 

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Securus Helps Investigators

When it comes to law enforcement technology, there are some companies like Securus that are among the best on the market. This has become the technology company that is known for a video visitation program for inmates. The top recognition, however, may be the THREADS analytics tools for correctional officers and investigators. This is getting a lot of buzz, and I think that it is certainly needed.

I know that there can be a lot of suspicious activity inside of a prison. I have seen the camera systems that are in place because I used to work for the Department of Corrections. The problem, in most cases, is that the cameras are only recording at a surface level. The Securus analytical took takes things further and allows investigators to see all the different things that can be interpreted through data. This is incredibly important because a lot of crimes can be solved or prevented with the Securus THREADS application.

That is something that is putting the Securus team at the top. People are buzzing about this tool and this company. It is evidence that this company is changing the game with this new technology. Securus has been around for a while with all types of law enforcement products, but this appears to be the product that is going to put this company on the map.

I like what Securus is doing because this company is essentially helping law enforcement do their job better. I know that there is a need for more technology in law enforcement. More cameras are needed on the streets. More analytical tools are needed inside of the prison to monitor inmate communication. There are so many ways that law enforcement can be improved with the right tools. This is why Securus is such an important company.

Right now Securus is still small and privately owned. I believe the company has the potential to grow in large numbers though. More prisons are buying into the concept of the video visitation because it is easier to implement. You can register for the software on the company’s site and download the Google Play Securus app to your mobile phone.

Correctional facilities are also able to see the need for more tools like the THREADS application because it serves as a tool for resolving issues sooner. There is no need in keeping an investigator bound on a certain case for days if this this can be resolved in a single day with better technology. Securus give investigators this type of efficiency for their jobs.

Skout, the Modern App That Is Connecting People.

Skout is believed to be an iOS app from a company that is known as Skout too. Currently, the app is available as a free download from Appstore. It has actually been there for some time, but recently, it started a promotional campaign through Facebook..

Skout is a actually a mobile-social network that is designed to give its users an opportunity to meet people, make new friends and at the time exchange pictures. Currently, the Users can sign up using Facebook or even their email, and they should populate the profile with their basic information which must include their gender, and what they are interested in, men or women.

Skout’s major screen only displays a grid view of users who are online currently. When you tap on the images presented, it brings the user’s profile, which actually displays the person’s primary information, their latest posts and amount of points they have got. After that, you are able to wink at them, add them to chat, add them to your favorites block them, or send them a virtual gift among many other things. You can also post comments and likes in the posts.

When you open the drawer that is on left side of the app,the number of the alternative means to actually browse the network is reveled. Buzz actually displays a social feed of the local people, the friends or even the favorites. Look at Me is actually a bidding game where the users can bid using their points which have accrued, hoping that they will attain much visibility

Most of the activities in the app cost points in order for them to be performed. This type of currency which is app based can actually be bought or even acquired through different other ways, like engaging with different advertising partners and convincing individuals to pay points in order to get a chance to see backstage photos. The owner of these photos gets a proportion of the costs for what was paid for the photos.

The points a user acquires can be used on various purposes. With them, you can be able to see who checked your profile, and you can actually send gifts to other people. You can also wink at the users using your points

Just the other day, the app introduced a travel feature for travellers. Using this app, the travellers will be able to connect with new people in the city’s they are going to, and it actually creates a vacation for the users.

Skout also banned its users from posting half naked photos to its site. This trend has been there for some time now, especially from celebrities, but the management of the company says that the naked bathroom photos to not add any value to the users, in fact, the profile with nude photos do not attract many viewers. They have also banned underage children from using it for security reasons.