Chambliss becomes first Senator with own iPhone app

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) released an official application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, making him the first Senator to offer an official mobile application.

"Georgians are busy people. Always on the go," Chambliss said in an introductory video that features him using the app on both an iPhone and iPad. "This way folks don't have to sit down and stop what you're doing in order to find out what I've been up to or how to contact me."

The Chambliss app allows the public to call Chambliss's offices directly from the app and find in real-time information on the Senator's positions on current political topics. Users can also access news articles, e-newsletters, videos and photos from their phones and participate in constituent surveys.

The app was developed with iConstituent, an approved congressional vendor based in Washington. It is available for free in the App Store and requires iOS 4.0 or higher.