A mobile church website is one that can only be accessed by opening a web browser on your phone and navigating to it through there. All sites we build have a mobile optimized website included. It is made up of all your pages from the full site, since in reality, it is your full website, just in a more easily readable form. Your custom church website with us already includes this kind of mobile website.
Apps are actual applications that are downloaded from the Google or Apple App Store and installed on a mobile device. They do not require a web browser and are just a click of a button away from being opening by the end user, since the icon goes right on their mobile desktop. The app is not your full website but pulls in your most important data that you want, such as sermons, announcements, calendars, and even your Facebook page. Plus, with an app, you get to use push notifications to all your users. A mobile website cannot do that.
Both Apple IOS & Google Android phones are covered. IPAD version is an extra $15/month.
If you are a Mychurchwebsite.com client using our content management system, auto syncing all the data to the app is done for you automatically.
If you are NOT a Mychurchwebsite.com client, we would need to evaluate your content management system to see if it outputs the correct data. If not, we can sometimes install a small utility on your website to get more data to us. Otherwise, we can still get some data from your RSS, Podcast, or Calendar feeds, but not all of it.
Apple assesses your app according to a set of technical, content, and design criteria to make sure it works as it should and does not contain any objectionable language or material. This can take about two weeks. We submit the app for you and see the process through to its approval. As soon as the app is approved, we ensure that it is placed in the App Store.
Very often, apps are available at Google Play in just a few hours.
Push Notifications are free within your subscription. Send an unlimited number of messages. Receiving a push message is also free for the user.
To send a push notification, you can either login to our special app website or you can send a push message right from the app on your phone. It’s quick and easy!
Segmenting. We can also create custom groups for you to send out push messages to!
There are no long term contracts you have to agree to. However, we do ask that to start the project, that payment is made upfront for the first year of service (it comes to $588 if you are just doing the phone version).
It only takes up to 10 business days to make the app for you and then another week to gain approval in the stores normally. Once we get that payment we would start. This just ensures that each church that asks for the app goes forward with it fully so that we don’t do all the work for nothing, since we waive the design & setup fee for existing clients.
To get started, you would first make the annual payment mentioned in the question above. From there, we simply ask for your logo file and we’ll do the rest! We find everything on your website that would be a good fit for the app and set it all up for you. If you want to add other custom items, just tell us and we’ll add them for you.