Church Mobile App: Analysis (Part 1 of 4)
The following is a walk-through of the process my friend Pastor Rafe and I used to build the River of God Church app. (old apps removed from store. New ones in the making)
What’s the vision for the app?
– Increase member engagement
– Improve attendance with check-in feature
– Solidify online giving experience
Here’s the exhaustive list of priorities of what we hoped to accomplish…
Mobile App Wish List
- Facebook integration (check-in)
- Twitter link
- Instagram link
- Sermon Videos
- Sermon Audio
- Sermon Notes
- Online Giving
- Text Giving
- Calendar of Events
- iTunes podcast
- Live Streaming
- Mobile notifications
- Life groups
- Prayer requests
- About Us/Staff
- Video Announcements
This step was crucial as it helped us narrow down, and prioritize our expectations.
In hindsight, it also served as a means for helping us narrow down the vendor we would later choose, and how we divided up the project tasks during the implementation phase.
After the discovery phase, we had to see how much this new app would cost.
With the goal of adding the mobile app while not having to increase our budget we discovered the following:
|Video Streaming Service||$$||$$$$|
|Archive Video Host||$||$|