13 Common Mistakes Churches Make With Mobile Apps

Mistakes with mobile apps are nothing new. You’ve probably downloaded numerous apps only to get frustrated and uninstall them. Now, the last thing you want is for someone to do that with your church app. Yet, churches are making just as many mistakes as other mobile apps. If you want to have an app for your church, make sure it’s done right so it’s effective and more likely to become a user’s top used app versus a download and forget it app. 1. Not Having One First, let’s clarify something – not every church needs an app. If your members …

Apple's Impact On Church Apps

Apple’s Impact On Church Apps

Apple is the leader when it comes to apps, so it’s important to take note when it comes to any major guideline changes. Apple recently updated their App Store Review Guidelines to include changes to the Design section. It’s this area that may affect many church apps. Despite the changes, this doesn’t mean church apps aren’t going to be allowed in the App Store. However, your church may need to make a few changes to meet the guidelines. Unique Apps Apple doesn’t allow template or app generation service style apps any longer. Any template apps must be submitted to the …

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Mobile Friendly Church Websites Are No Longer Optional

When thinking about mobile friendly church websites, it may be best to start by looking at the past. It used to be that when a church needed a website they would have one developed and check it in a variety of different browsers.  There a was a time when almost everyone used Internet Explorer (You are not still using IE are you?) but it was still important that you checked to make sure your church website worked well in Firefox, and Safari, and the fledgling Chrome browser.  The reasoning was that we wanted the doors to our churches to be …