Home Teaching App/Software

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Home Teaching App/Software

Postby ckdavage » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:19 am

Hello Community!

I am currently serving as an Elder's Quorum president and have created some great documents for tracking home teaching over the past year. I put a lot of time into creating a system that works. I realized, however, that every EQ/RS president has to use their own spreadsheets or code to track home and visiting teaching.

Does anyone know if the church will ever make Home/Visiting teaching software that could be linked with MLS/used as an app for reporting/viewing home teaching assignments? I can think of a lot of indications and only a few contraindications. Can we expect any home teaching software to come out any time soon?

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Re: Home Teaching App/Software

Postby aebrown » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:07 am

ckdavage wrote:Does anyone know if the church will ever make Home/Visiting teaching software that could be linked with MLS/used as an app for reporting/viewing home teaching assignments? I can think of a lot of indications and only a few contraindications. Can we expect any home teaching software to come out any time soon?

This is probably the most requested feature on the Forum here (just search for something like "online home teaching"). There are definitely indications that development of such a tool is contemplated or even underway, but we've seen indications several years ago, and some such projects have clearly been put on hold or scrapped.

My personal opinion is that it will indeed happen at some point, but that there are either development challenges or policy/privacy concerns that are holding this up. I certainly wouldn't plan on anything "soon," but no one here has any idea when it might happen -- such schedules are rarely published.

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Re: Home Teaching App/Software

Postby TRAVIS23BE » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:46 am

I am currently EQ President. Is there anything we can do from home on MLS or have access to anything in regards to our calling from MLS. I think this is long overdue and if you want Hometeaching to improve this is a must. I do not want or have the time to constantly make changes on 1 computer at the church that is rarely accessible and inconvenient to get to during the week. We are a ward with move-ins and move-outs often and it gets tiring trying to utilize the computer at the church.

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Re: Home Teaching App/Software

Postby aebrown » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:02 pm

TRAVIS23BE wrote:Is there anything we can do from home on MLS or have access to anything in regards to our calling from MLS.

MLS can only be accessed on the ward's administrative computer in the clerk's office. It cannot be accessed from home. I know it can be a hassle to get to that computer, particularly on Sundays, but most wards figure out a way to do accommodate the various demands on that computer.

Unfortunately at this point, there are no features on LDS.org for maintaining the home teaching organization or recording visits.

TRAVIS23BE wrote:I think this is long overdue and if you want Hometeaching to improve this is a must.

Hopefully home teaching can improve in spite of the current technology. Home teaching should be much more about ministering than reporting mechanics.

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Re: Home Teaching App/Software

Postby tafollam » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:13 am

Need home teaching apps? ?????

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Re: Home Teaching App/Software

Postby lajackson » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:58 am

tafollam wrote:Need home teaching apps? ?????

I, for one, plan to wait and see what the Church rolls out late this fall.

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Re: Home Teaching App/Software

Postby davesudweeks » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:13 am

I recently stumbled on this app in the Google Play store.
http://draperg.cis.byuh.edu/programming/hyrum/
It was coded by a Computer Science class at BYUH.

It is quite limited, but does give me something I can keep on my Tablet until the Church puts out a solution. I only use it for HP Home Teaching myself.

Sorry, Apple folks, I don't think it has an IOS counterpart.


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