Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: For insights on social media, as well as the growth of the Asian American community in North America, follow my colleague, D. J. Chuang’s insightful blog. The following is a recent article.
With so many people with smartphones, there are now so many church apps too. Most church apps have custom branding & design specific to a church; common features include: sermons, events, announcements, church info. Less common features: Bible, prayer, social. Some vendors focus on just developing customized church apps; other vendors have church apps along with other services they provide. In the mix are all kinds of different features and a variety of pricing models.
List of church apps
- eChurch by PushPay [used by over 4,400 churches worldwide]
- The Church App by Subsplash [3,600 customers]
List of church apps + other services
- http://www.sharefaith.com/category/church-app.html — church graphics + mobile app + website + worship software
- http://www.everchurch.com — website + mobile app + social media
- https://www.getonecast.com — mobile app + media
- http://www.faithnetwork.com/mobilechurchapps/ — website + livestream + mobile app + online giving + ecommerce
- http://midwestchurchapps.com — mobile app + website + ecommerce
- http://bridgeelement.com — website + mobile app + online giving
- http://gobluebridge.com/churches — mobile apps for all kinds of organizations
- http://thechurchonline.com/mobile-apps — website + livestream + mobile app + creative services
My personal opinion is a good church mobile app must have online giving that’s easy to use baked in (aka frictionless). And for that, I’d recommend eChurch by PushPay as the platform to look at first; they have excellence and high-touch customer service. [disclosure: I may receive a small referral fee if you’re a satisfied PushPay customer.]