Two weeks ago we introduced StrawCast Custom Topics (beta), a new, easy way to poll – and vote – on the topics that matter most to you. Today, we’re excited to let you know that we’re dropping the beta tag and adding an awesome new feature – notifications. Now you can follow your favorite topic and Straw will notify you every time there’s a new poll to vote on. It’s the fastest, simplest way to stay on top of the polls that matter most to you.

Like all things Straw, getting started is super easy. Just open StrawCast, tap the hashtag icon and tap on the notification bell icon on the right rail.

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You can choose to receive notifications on as many topics as you want, and you can easily unsubscribe from notifications in the StrawCast Topics pane at any time.

Why does this matter? Becaue it means you’ll never miss a poll that’s important to you, because they’re delivered instantly and automatically to your notification center. Here’s an example – maybe you’re a political junkie and were watching the #NHPrimary like a hawk. Just type that trending hashtag into the topic selector on StrawCast, tap the bell, and every poll that’s posted with that hashtag will instantly show up in your notification center.  You’ll be able to weigh in and track sentiment on issues, the races, political commentary, and more – all in real time.   I’m sure you can see how useful this will be for joining the conversation around big sports matchups, political contests, holidays, and of course, local issues that pop up at your school, neighborhood, or workplace.

Download the latest version for iOS, Android or Windows Phone – or just use Straw on the web – and give it a try!

— The Straw Team: Ben, Craig, Nate, Jason & Intern Jeff

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