The top rated door knocking app. Polis was created by canvassers for canvassers. It makes managing your field operations (canvassing, door knocking, etc) easy.
Door-knocking managers spend hours training volunteers, creating walk lists and entering data into spreadsheets. Polis automates logistics, data management and progress reports so your staff can spend more time in front of people and less time behind spreadsheets.
Canvassers love using Polis for their door knocking because it’s easy to use and was designed by fellow canvassers. Anyone with a smartphone can use Polis.
Polis is perfect for political campaigns, door-to-door sales organizations (i.e. construction, solar, energy, home repair, retail, cable, insurance, etc.), non-profits, church groups, and anyone else who is door knocking and needs an easy, effective tool that will maximize efficiency.
Features & benefits:
- Knock more doors with the most efficient walking routes, created automatically based on your location by our patented algorithm
- Customize questions for your campaign
- Prevent fraud with GPS tracking
- Track results from conversations in real time
- Save data even if service is unavailable. It will sync when you reconnect with a network
- Save time with Automated turf cutting
- Import your own list or use ours
- Get free training sessions
- Have a dedicated support rep assigned to you
- Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Does not work on iPad
I really need to have this app working on a tablet, not a smart phone, to be effective. Phones are too small to be able to enter data efficiently and accurately, and the small phone screen is virtually impossible to see in the glare of sunlight - and canvassing is done outside. Also, the pale gray lines that outline the box for data entry are difficult to see in even the best light, so locating the box when outdoors requires hit-or-miss pecking that risks screwing up the entry altogether. Some updates like the button that lets you mark off multiple members of a household when nobody is home is useful. However, you still need to check carefully to insure that the gps has id’d the correct house when entering a new contact because the house number, and sometimes even the street name, may be incorrect.
Works very poorly
I’ve been using this app for canvassing and have run into multiple bugs which undermine the core functionality. Previously, corrected mistakes would revert within a minute to whatever was accidentally entered no matter how many times you tried to clear the entry. Now, it doesn’t seem possible to erase mistakes at all.
Address didn’t and still don’t match up with the map, which makes things very confusing.
I haven’t tested entering a new voter since the patch but previously it would error out at times or not save all of the info that was added. This may be fixed.
Checking out a list seems to prevent you from checking out that list again, even if it’s returned with no edits.
Sign up issue
I downloaded the app but it will not let me sign up. This message appears, ”coming soon. To sign up, ask an administrator of your organization to send you an invitation.”
I just downloaded the app to share with NY organization so how can I share it with anyone if I can not sign in?
Great idea and I look forward to gaining access
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.