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Registration Open for LDSTech Conference! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Registration opens July 1 for the 2015 LDSTech Conference which will be held Thursday, October 15, at the Institute of Religion Building, 1780 E. South Campus Drive, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The day-long conference is free and everyone is invited regardless of technical skills.

If you are planning to be onsite the day of the conference, you need to register. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for onsite participants. If you will be viewing remotely, video streaming of conference sessions will be available online after the event.

Conference organizers promise an immersion experience in Church technology, and in-person attendees will have an opportunity to participate in discussions, product demos, and Q&A with developers and Church employees.

Android Users Now Have an LDS Music App PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Thursday, 25 June 2015

The free LDS Music app for Android recently moved from beta to general release on the Google Play store. Android users can now have the same great experience with LDS music as iOS users. They will find many of the familiar features of other LDS-sponsored mobile apps as they explore LDS Music for Android.

The Android version contains all the music found in Hymns (the LDS hymnbook) and the Children’s Songbook, as well as other selected songs. Content for the Android version is available in 20 languages, available from “Settings” in the upper right corner where you see the three stacked dots.

Deadlines Noted for 2015 LDSTech App & Game Contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Thursday, 11 June 2015

If you are planning to enter the 2015 LDSTech App and Game Contest, you will need to register by July 18, 2015 to participate, and submit your app or game for judging any time from July 18 through September 18.

Contest submission rules are found at Gospel App & Game Contest and the Contest FAQs. This is a good place to see that you are on track for creating “Something Worthy” that will meet the contest requirements.

Registration is a quick online process: follow the link to Register Here which will ask you for some brief particulars about your app, intended audience, platform for judging, and how to contact you. This also gets you on the list to receive any communication from contest organizers.

Technology on a Mission: a "Sacred Opportunity" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015

When Hermana (Sister Alyssa) Pearson was handed an iPad six weeks into her mission she was humbled by the sense of trust that accompanied the ”sacred opportunity to hasten the work of salvation” with technology. She was among the first in a Spanish speaking mission that covers a large urban area to use iPads for direct proselytizing, social media contacting, planning, and personal gospel study. If you were to talk to Alyssa about using technology to do missionary work, you’ll sense that the missionary spirit is still present two months after coming home, and warm thoughts and tender feelings permeate her experiences with people and technology.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Now Has an Android App! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Thursday, 04 June 2015

The Tabernacle Choir now has an Android version of the popular mobile app which is running on tens of thousands of iOS devices. The Android app is a free download from the Google Play store. It is gaining followers who want the same portability and accessibility as iOS users to all things related to the Choir. If you’ve not tried the app, you’ll find it an enjoyable way to integrate sacred music into your life.

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2015 Technology Conference: October 15, 2015