@birder - the only problem is that not all the people are on iOS. The majority
of people I know, both at work, in my neighborhood, and at church are running
Android. And a fair number of those on iOS are seriously considering a move to
Android. If the techies at the Church think that iOS is where the people are
then they're mistaken and need more market research. Seems like they can
easily gather that data too, just see what versions of their apps are syncing
data and then build apps accordingly.
In watching some of the LDS Tech online broadcasts, I have heard the app
developers say that they will "go where the people are." Since Apple
products are so prevalent, that's why the Church is pumping resources into
the iOS platform over others. That's also why the Church is on Facebook.
That's where gazillions of people are spending their time.
1) Facebook has a place but it's mostly just a complete waste of time as is
social networking in general. And I work for a company that tries to market in
those spaces.2) Why has the Church embraced IOS as the primary
development platform. It's annoying and partial; if they're going to
roll out an app then they better roll it to all the major environments (Apple,
Android, Windows, Blackberry)3) If we devoted as much time to caring
for people that we devote to social media the world would be a much better
place. Go visit someone. Pick up the phone and have an actual conversation
with someone. Quit hiding behind 140 character moments or in a facebook life
that is all facade. That's what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is about, not
having minimal interaction with people on 'my' terms.
I don't like the new Gospel Library app as much as the old one. Some of the
features are great I just wish they had an actual home page. Most of the apps
are great though.
Not all of them are even available for Android. I wouldn't hold my breath
for Windows Mobile given its current tiny market share.
What about making these apps available for Windows mobile rather than just iOS