Church magazine integration with Google Currents

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Church magazine integration with Google Currents

Postby mholt6 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:33 am

My searches are in vain for an official RSS feed that contains the contents of the latest Church magazine articles. The new Ensign tablet app looks pretty and probably works great, but the 200-500 MB download is frustrating for many users, and there appear to be problems. What about publishing to a more standardized mobile media platform?

It would be great to see, for instance, the Church magazines (particularly the Ensign/Liahona) published to Google Currents. I'm not entirely sure what is involved to do that, but the producer's form is here.

I'm not even sure it would be required to sign up as a producer (if there would be legal or other drawbacks) -- Currents can subscribe to RSS feeds and so we'd just need an RSS feed with the articles in them. I realize there's video and audio feeds, but Android devices can already read the text to users for Accessibility.

This app comes natively on new Android devices, I think (my Nexus 7 came with it) and I love reading from it -- there's an iOS version, too. I think it would be of great worth to many Church members to have the magazine articles published to Currents.

Similar apps to Currents include Flipboard and Newsstand.

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Postby cognifloyd » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:40 pm

+1 I would love the ensign in Google Currents.

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Postby mholt6 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:03 pm

Cool... so: I'm new here... what can we do to help this along? Is it a waiting game, or is there some way we should get involved?

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Postby jdlessley » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:51 pm

Have you submitted feedback using the Feedback link on LDS.org? Those of us who frequent these forums are mostly community users like you. There is a slight chance someone in position to do something may read this thread - but not likely. There is little you can do other than to submit feedback. Setting up an RSS feed would be an internal ICS project. It would not be a community project that you could get involved.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Postby mholt6 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:09 am

Thanks. I've had success with the Feedback form before -- I'll try it again for this idea.


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