By admin, February 23, 2017
In the tech-era where mobile apps has become a potent platform to stay connected. Globally the churches are adopting the technology to build community and spread the word of God. An important aspect of community building is to engage the members and ensure the participation in community events, which in itself is a herculean task to manage.
There are plenty of technology platforms available however every community have a unique set of ideas that requires technology tweaking meeting their specific needs. Technology plays a vital role to seek the attention for young church members and extend a convenient solution.
One of the churches from Midwest understood the need of our and decide to use technology for the cause of community building. Their decision to build an mobile app to facilitate an online community so that all their member stay connected and the church can share messages and updates around events.
Purposes of this app
Apart from the primary motive of glorifying the God, the purpose of this app is to familiarize users with Community Church, give information about upcoming sermons, sharing religious videos and facilitate the membership of Church.
The church was experiencing low attendance in every event. The key challenge that needed to be overcome during the development of this app was invisibility of notifications. Without notifications, users could not know about upcoming Church activities and this could prevent them to plan their schedule accordingly.
Various plug-INS were used to rectify the problem concerning the notifications functionality.
As the development of the app progressed in the Mobile Lab, workshop planning functionalities, schedule functionalities, donation functionalities and contact functionalities were added to the app.
To maximize the reach of Community Church app, the iOS and Android versions were developed in Mobile Lab.
Now it was easy for Church to plan a work shop and followers connected with Church via app would be able to mark the dates on their calendars and plan their schedule. “Happening Now” tab can be used to check the recent and upcoming events.
“Give” tab is for interested followers for tithes and donations to the Church as per their wish.
“Video” tab is for checking out the videos of sermons and other religious videos available on the website.
“Connect” tab is used for submitting enquiries/contacting the Church.
Benefits of Mobile Lab for Community Church
From Operation point of view: Helping the client on day-to-day basis:
Advance calculation of budget: Mobile Lab aids the advance calculation of budget.
Time-saving: Developing an app in Mobile Lab saves marketing time. A dedicated team of developers develops the app and launches it on the app store. Hence, business commissioning that app can peacefully concentrate on core business activities.
Infrastructure: Mobile Lab is a fully synchronized and self-sufficient lab for mobile devices. All required entities like cloud devices, bypassing networks and network via modems are available here.
Nominal budget: Advance calculation of budgets ensured that planning to do everything on a nominal budget would successful.
Expertise for development & testing: Developers and testers in Mobile Lab added all the required functionalities to the app.
Perfect app: After app development by, testers test it to fix the bugs. This is done in order to ensure the smooth performance of app.
Cross-platform app development is available: In Mobile Lab, native apps as well as cross-platform apps can be developed.
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