At first we hoped to kill to birds with one stone by looking for website/mobile app combo. In this scenario, we were hoping to have to only maintain one source of updates and content.
This seemed like a good idea at the time, but ended up being too much for us to take on as there were more moving parts to the mobile app than we expected.
Existing App Designs
Before picking out a specific vendor we were careful to consider existing designs from the list of companies offering church mobile apps.
Here’s major companies we found (# of apps in the iTunes store):
Once we narrowed down the companies we’d most likely have to work with, we looked at examples from each of the vendors.
The Church App
Custom Church App