miniVAN Touch is a mobile canvassing application that integrates with websites provided by NGP VAN. The miniVAN system allows users to export canvassing lists from VAN onto an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Canvassers can then enter data into their device as they talk to people on their list. When the canvassers connect their device to the Internet over a wireless or cellular network, they can upload their data back to the VAN with the touch of a button. Administrative users on the VAN can then review the data and apply it to the database in one quick step.

Canvassing with miniVAN allows NGP VAN clients to spend more time and resources on actually contacting people instead of on data entry. What’s more, it virtually eliminates the lag time between collecting canvass results and putting that data to work.

What’s New

Version 8.1.4

* Updates for iOS 14 location services
* Swipe to mark people and households as "Lit Drop"

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

tgxer ,

No one at home

The app could do with a single button to mark all in a household as not being at home as it’s tedious and time consuming to have to go into each person’s record.

Jaredjeya ,

Invaluable for canvassing

Compared to paper, this app is a godsend.

Could be better (show you what % of the list is done in total and other stats for your entire team?), but it’s pretty decent at what it does.

MacSimoPark ,

Decent, but...

I really don't see why there can't be symbols displayed next to the name, to give you an indication of the data already known about each person in a household, or each household.

E.g. Joe Bloggs [logo of the party they support] [symbol showing that they vote by post] [symbol showing that they already volunteer for us].

At present finding this information out requires at least 3 extra taps, which means I don't often do it before I start speaking to someone.

App Privacy

The developer, NGP VAN, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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