Posted on May 25, 2016
Three free progressive apps for your smartphone
Back in March, I recommended three progressive-friendly apps for your smartphone: Buycott: Buy this, not that, EWG’s Food Scores: Eat healthier, and iRecycle: Find where to take it.
Here are three more apps that can help progressives stay involved with the issues we care about.
Want to know where you can listen to progressive news and opinion talk shows? With all the corporate-owned radio stations out there, progressive radio can be hard to find. Now you can get fantastic progressive radio content whenever you want with the Progressive Voices app. Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller and Bill Press are just some of the hosts featured on Progressive Voices.
The app is FREE with live streaming 24 hours a day so you can listen anytime you want. What could be better than that?
With the Progressive Voices app, there’s no longer an excuse for not being able to find progressive media; it’s always right at your fingertips.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. With the Earth-Now app, built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, you can get near real-time global climate data in the palm of your hands.
The app visualizes data straight from NASA satellites, showing you changes in surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone and water vapor, as well as gravity and sea level variations. It’s like having an entire lab inside your phone. You can even see satellite images of large-scale events, like storms and fires.
It’s important we recognize that climate change exists and understand its impact on our world. The Earth-Now app gives you that knowledge.
ACLU’s Mobile Justice App
As communities across the United States grow more concerned about law enforcement practices—such as over-policing, racial profiling and excessive use of force—the ACLU has come up with a mobile solution.
In 18 states and the District of Columbia, Mobile Justice can help you understand your rights and record police misconduct and, if necessary, report it to the ACLU.
The ACLU is putting the power to protect civil liberties in your hands. This app is an opportunity for everyone to act for a more just world.
Of course, there are other progressive apps, and CREDO plans to feature them. Tweet us @CREDOMobile and tell us your favorite progressive app, and we might feature it in an upcoming newsletter. And remember, the most progressive thing you can do with your phone is make sure it’s powered by CREDO Mobile—America’s only progressive phone company.