THE CATHOLIC APP IN USE
DIOCESE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I represent a diocese and we want to have this app now. What should I do?
A: Contact us using the form above and we will get in touch to discuss how we can launch it in your area. We will work with dioceses on a “first come first served” basis.
Q: I am a Catholic and I want this app now. What should I do?
A: Find the name and contact details of your diocese and ask them to express their interest by using the sign-up above. Then you can also sign up as an individual, but the diocese must get in touch before we can launch it in your territory.
Q: Have you launched any other apps?
A: Yes, while you wait for this one to be finalized, you can download our Christian Meditation app for Android, sign up for the iOS version, or download our Android app for mental well-being or sign up for the iOS version and newsletter.
Q: How is your app unique?
A: This app is truly global while also truly local. It was first officially announced in the Vatican (see the news section) and is result-focused: our ambition is to increase Mass attendance by working with you over time and configuring the app to give you the best results in your diocese. We believe that we can achieve this since we take responsibility for the product over time, will constantly measure its performance and improve it based on global best practices. For this reason, any diocese that signs up for the app will get free product upgrades for a substantial time. The priority is to serve the Catholics in your diocese, but we will market the app globally and bring you visitors from other dioceses and make sure they quickly can find their way and participate actively in your diocese. Also, we take design and usability seriously, to make sure the users will keep using the app over time.
Q: Will it be available in other languages?
A: Yes, we will translate it to any language you want for no additional charge. In particular, we can also have the initial call with you in Spanish, Polish, Swedish (and hope to add more languages soon). Other languages we prioritize for the app are French, German and Portuguese.
The Catholic App is the most ambitious global initiative of its kind, and was announced in the Vatican at end of the Year of Mercy in 2016. This app ecosystem is focused on delivering measurable spiritual and financial value for dioceses across the world, such as increasing Mass and confession attendance, by changing minds and hearts of Catholics. This is achieved using the state of the art technology that incentives and inspires individuals and adapts information in an intelligent and personal way.
Unlike attempting to develop an isolated regional app, which might deliver limited value and eventually lead to disappointment, our approach is different: The Catholic App is global, but also truly local, and every diocese gets a solution based on best practices and learning experiences from across the whole Catholic world. The app will constantly get better and gets additional features and your diocese therefore gets three years of free product updates to benefit from these. We believe this is the way to deliver transformative results that truly make a difference.
IN THE NEWS
As the Catholic App is a global initiative there have been hundreds of articles written about it after the announcement in November 2016. Here is a selection:
CATHOLIC HERALD: Scottish archbishop launches Mass-finding app
WORLD RELIGION NEWS: The Catholic App, Nicknamed ‘SINDR,’ Helps You Get To Confession
ROME REPORTS: GPS app launched to find Mass and confession time (video)
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