Why does your church need to incorporate smartphone apps into your digital strategy? Here are our top three reasons.
A very recent Gallup poll revealed that 62% of Americans asked, predict that the U.S. will become a cashless society in their lifetime. In the meantime, what amount of cash ARE they carrying? Even though it is the older generation who like to carry cash, it the the 30-49 age band who carry the most cash at any given time… a ‘whopping’ average of $61.73. This is twice as much as the average that 18-29ers carry.
So, when the collection plate comes around, it might not end up being very full.
Though texting is more ubiquitous and more effective once done correctly, a push note is generally free and can be a perfect fit for churches just getting started and want to reduce costs. If that church is able to motivate users to download the app, then this is a really a good cost saver. The cost is included in the cost of the mobile app plan.
In order to make sure that your app ranks as high as possible, it is important to pay attention to things such as app optimisation, header tags, and excellent content. Check out this article for 10 Tips including ‘how to’ information.
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.
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.
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.