In the push notification world, ‘nicely’ means human instead of robotic language; it means wording that speaks to your worshippers’ interests, not just those of the church; it means using your limited number of text characters in the most efficient way possible.
Like it or not, agree or not, mobile phones are THE communication device of our current times. Children as young as three years old can already navigate by swiping and tapping. So, not only are the adults ‘mobilized’, the upcoming generations are too.
The people who use your app are looking for a spiritual home that they can access through their smartphone. They entrust parts of their spiritual lives in your app. You want your app to meet their spiritual needs and to continue inspiring them day after day.
Push notifications can replace broadcast emails. Some studies show that 87% of emails sent by churches and ministries do not get opened. These notifications have a 50% open rate. These numbers show that using push notifications through a mobile app is an effective way to engage with your audience. You can reach people on the devices that they already carry, without the need to collect contact information.
If you want to reach this mobile generation, then you need to have a mobile ministry. Designing a smartphone app for your ministry is a great way to reach your members and attract new ones. Here are seven types of ministries that can benefit from a mobile app:
If the majority of your users have Android phones, then you should focus on Androids. Studies show, however, that Apple iPhone users are more likely to spend or give than Android users.
Have you thought about creating a mobile app for your church? You can utilize today’s technology to distribute your sermons and deliver notifications as you spread the Word of God. If you’ve been thinking about launching a mobile app for your church, review and act upon this checklist, to make sure the web app platform that you hire is right for your needs:
Today, consumers have more selection of electronic devices than ever before. You want your app to perform well across all these devices, however, it is difficult to keep up with the technology. When you design an app for your ministry, you want to have some idea of what devices your audience is using. Then, you can make sure that the app runs well on these devices.
Your ministry needs an application to keep in touch with your members, but have you considered the functionality of your application? Think about the times when you need to contact members either by mail, email, or phone. Then, think about how much faster you could raise funds for those new campaigns on the horizon, or how easy it would be if members could request prayers via their mobile devices.