|Mobile News Screen|
|Mobile School Search|
The process for developing the new mobile application took Archdiocese key stakeholders through sequential steps to the launch of the new app. We began with a Mobile Discovery, Creative and Technical Session. This was followed by the development of wireframes, a creative design and stylesheets that reinforced their branding, and culminated with the creation of a mobile prototype. Our implementation included integrating with the organization’s web content management system (PaperThin’s CommonSpot CMS) to eliminate redundant data entry and maintenance. Following quality assurance and testing we launched the mobile site and compiled it to native apps in the Apple Store and Android marketplace for easy deployment through multiple delivery channels.
In terms of Innovation: Our design leverages the hardware and software that comes bundled with a handheld device (phone dialing, email, and geo-location) in order to remove 95% of keyboard input that would be required by a similar desktop-based application. It also uses Google Maps, the Google Directions API, and Google Street View in order to provide users with turn-by-turn driving directions to a parish, school, or church.
|Mobile Event Search|
The mobile web apps can be converted to native apps for iOS and Android within minutes using PhoneGap. Sencha Touch and PhoneGap are both open-source, and both are free.