I have no idea if any of that has been developed already, though I suspect not. When it will be developed, I haven't a clue. I am not a church employee. I am not in any position of authority (priesthood or otherwise). But, here's a couple of thoughts to see how much interest can be generated in completing these things.
Perhaps the Lesson Schedules part of the website could be integrated with these pages:
If someone's logged in, they won't just see where to study, they can see (if the Bishop/Stake President has chosen to post it, or delegated a counselor, clerk, or the Website Administrator to post it):
- The EQ/HP/RS President's study recommendations for the 1st Sunday (if they got around to posting it, or having their secretary post it)
- Which lesson should be taught from the Gospel Principles Manual on the 2nd/3rd Sundays (remember it changes from stake to stake due to stake conference)
- Which talk(s) will be discussed on the 4th Sunday
- Whether there will be a combined meeting and how to prepare for the lesson on the fifth Sunday.
Everything should include links to the source talk or the lesson in the manual.
Perhaps, when an Elder or High Priest is logged in, a spot on the home page could say:
Or, in for a Relief Society sister:
Do something similar for the Sunday School lessons.
Another good place to put the lesson schedule as well as the meeting schedule would be a special calendar in the new calendar app that could:
- automatically pull in the meeting schedule from the MLS submitted info
- Provide the framework for local leaders to update the lesson schedule (eg the events/lessons are there by default but can be modified by local leaders)
Where else could the lesson schedule integrate well with lds.org? Where would it be most intuitive? Where would it be simple to implement?
As far as implementation goes, any ideas on how such data could be stored/retrieved? ie: what should the xml/xquery look like? (lds.org uses MarkLogicand XQuery to store and serve the many magazines, manuals, other documents, and general website stuff) Any XQuery wizards out there want to write some sample code to create a page that pulls in lesson data?
Happy to Help,
PS My views don't necessarily represent the official opinions of the church - by using this site, I agreed to that in the terms and conditions. Just remember that.