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26
Feb

Updated Network App Released!

IMG_1638A major update to the Network’s mobile app has been released for both the Apple iOS and for Android.  The iPad version of the app will be released next week.

Click here to download the app.

In addition to making the app a little quicker and squashing some “bugs,” the new app adds several different features that we are very excited about.

  • In the events section, the app now has the capacity of “RSVPing” for the event, as well as adding it into your personal calendar with the click of a single button.
  • The Network blog will continue to be connected and feed directly into the Network app, so that you can stay updated with the latest news from the Network.
  • The app adds a directory, of those who have also createdIMG_1639 profiles within the app, so you can network with each other quickly and easily.
  • Perhaps the most remarkable addition to the app is the addition of the “Prayer Requests” page, where you can post your own prayer requests for the community to
    gather around.  This allows us to continue to support each other, wherever we are!
  • We now have the ability to post documents directly into the app!  We can post ministry tools and updates there for you to access!
  • We’ve added links to MartinsList and the Network site directly into the app menu.

Our goal is to make it even easier to network with each other!

Note:  When setting the app up for the first time, it will ask you to create a profile.  This allows you then to access and add to the prayer wall.  This is not the same as your network web site log in.  You will need to create a new username and password (though you’re welcome to use the same one as for the Network web site to keep things easy!)

Put the Network in your pocket!  Download the Network app today!

 

23
Jan

Creating a Custom Extravaganza Schedule

We figured out a way of creating a “custom Extravaganza schedule” pulling Network information out of our mobile app and importing only the events that you want, directly into your smartphone calendar.  It’s really quite easy.  Here’s what you do:  (Please note that the screen shots on this are from an iPhone.  I suspect the process will look a little bit different on the Android platform.)

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5 Easy Steps:

1.  Open your Network mobile app.  If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can do so for either Android or iOS platforms by going to http://www.elcaymnet.org/App.  Once you open the app, it will take you to the main menu.  From the main menu, you’ll want to click on “Events.”

 

 

 

 

 

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2.  Once the “Events” section is open, you can swipe from right to left to go from day to day, and up and down to look at different events at different times.  Look through the full schedule and figure out which events you might want to put into your own personal calendar.  Click on that event.  For this demonstration, I selected General Session 1 on Friday night.

 

 

 

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3.  Once you’ve opened the “event” that you want to save, click on the button on the right side called “Add to Calendar.  Note that if you want, you can also set a “reminder” here that will pop up from the app to remind you.  But if you want to put it in your calendar, click the “Add to Calendar” button.  The app will open your calendar program and create an event within it automatically.

 

 

 

 

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4.  Once the event dialog box is open, you can do any editing that you might want to do (you can set an alarm for the event if you want) and then click “Done.”  (Again, it might be a little bit different in the Android.  I’m not familiar with that platform, so I can’t say for sure.)

 

 

 

 

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5.  And, your event will look something like this within your phone app!

 

Hopefully this might be a helpful tool for you in your event planning!

Networked in Christ,
Todd

19
Nov

The App is Back! (Again)

iphone5_large_NewEarlier this week, the Network’s app went back online and fully functional!  Whew…

Some of you have tracked the saga for the last six months.   But in a nutshell:

  • The company that we worked with to develop the app, iGivings, which focuses on mobile apps for congregations, went through an organizational crisis.  In short, there was a conflict between the company’s owners and the CEO that resulted in the removal of the CEO from his position.
  • The company owners wound up shutting down the app’s systems to protect the data within the app.  While this was a difficult decision for the company (it meant no revenue for them) their choice was to protect the data within the system.  We all appreciate this decision.
  • The new owners got control of the servers and the data back in September.  However, with an almost entirely new staff, the new software developers basically had to “backwards engineer” the app completely to get everything up and running.

Earlier this week, the app went live. We’ve been working to get the data all back up to date, and are glad that we’re back to 100%.

The company will continue their work, and they are working on developing a new version of the app hopefully in the first quarter of 2014, which should be cool.

So hey, if you haven’t been on the app for awhile (can’t blame you!) get back on it now!  It’s one of the primary ways we will connect and communicate upcoming stuff.  And if you have never downloaded it…go for it!  It’s great!  You can get info on it at www.elcaymnet.org/app.

Most importantly is the prayer wall!  Post your prayer requests there…click the links to indicate that you’re praying.  It’s what we do as community!

Networked in Christ,
Todd