The church apps are an integral part of some Church Management Systems’ product offerings. They are also used by other internet services that are associated with churches such as those that transmit content, collect payments, or facilitate communication. We have an unique perspective because we have been involved in the development of church software over many decades – go here. Even if your opinion is different, it would be helpful to look at apps from another perspective. These perspectives help us to clarify our conclusions.
It is difficult to refer to iPhones as phones when only a small portion of our daily activities are done with them. In reality, our phones do all the work. Ok, not all, but you get it.
Why should our church not have applications, just like the banks and restaurants in our area? Why not also include our Church Management System Isn’t it a great platform to let people know that you are current? It sure looks like it.
A mobile app is an original product that runs “natively” on your phone. It must be downloaded, updated and managed. This requires attention and time. Although technically it’s the same process as when programs were hosted on local computers, it’s now automated and more efficient.
Before becoming cloud-based applications, computer programs needed to be hosted locally. This innovation stage is reflected in smartphone apps and will eventually be replaced by cloud-based applications.
Future developments include web browsers and programming languages that can optimize web pages for mobile devices. It makes sense, given the experience we have with laptop and desktop software.