Being Catholic

Being Catholic
Price
Performance
Design
Usability
Catholicity
3.9

Free

Pros

This is the first diocesan/archdiocesan we’ve reviewed and I must admit to being pleasantly surprised. The biggest strength of this app is its content which appears to be aggregated from the Archdiocesan website itself, and broken into 4 categories: “Discovering the Faith”, “Living our Faith”, “Expressing our Faith”, and “Local Archdiocesan News”.

Other app highlights include: A “connect” button that enables users to connect with the Archdiocese on multiple platforms: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Archdiocesan e-newsletter, Catholic Ministries appeal, and a Prayer Wall where users can upload prayer requests. “ChurchCast” which taps into multiple Mass streams throughout the diocese at different times. “Events” tab so users can connect with archdiocesan events “Find a Parish”

Cons

When I first opened the app, I have to admit I was a bit underwhelmed by the design. The developers definitely chose function over design, however that is probably a good thing since this decision makes the app very straight forward and easy to navigate. Other than a straight forward design – which is not a terrible “con”, it’s definitely a solid app!

Overall

Solid app. Does what an Archdiocesan app ought to do and strives to do more via the ChurchCast. If you live in the Archdiocese of Cincinatti you should definitely download it! Other Diocesan/Archdiocesan Communication Directors take note!

Description from iTunes

Do you love being Catholic? Are you ready to rediscover your Catholic faith? Are you considering becoming Catholic? Download the official App of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s “Being Catholic” blog for inspiring articles from everyday Catholics on what it means to discover, live, and express our Catholic faith. Find great local events, follow the conversation on facebook and twitter, watch video and more…

September 4th, 2012|App Database, iPad, iPhone|

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