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Deadlines Noted for 2015 LDSTech App & Game Contest 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.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Now Has an Android App! 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.

LDSTech has a New Look Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Tuesday, 02 June 2015

LDSTech’s web presence at has a new look! Do you recognize the similarity with As an official Church channel for sharing technology news, LDSTech likes to maintain the same feel as pages. Notice the way web elements make better use of your screen area, making it easier to see and click or tap on objects and menu items as you navigate around the new interface.

Check Out "Something Worthy" from 2014 App & Game Contest Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Thursday, 28 May 2015

Are you waiting anxiously to get your hands on some creative new apps with gospel-centered themes? Are you looking for something worthy to occupy your children and teens? While the 2015 App & Game Contest is gearing up, take a moment to check out the many creative apps from the 2014 contest. You will find all the 2014 contest entries in the LDSTech Wiki. Use the descriptions to guide your selections and follow active links to the respective app stores and sponsor websites. Here are a few winning entries that invite exploration:

Quiet Games for LDS Kids (Primary, First place – Android)

Five quiet, fun, and ad-free games for children from Clint at C & R Mobile are bundled into one mobile app for a nominal fee. The “Memory” game matches each picture with its matching counterpart. “Word Search” is a fun way to find Church terms that will keep children engaged while developing visual perceptual skills. “Bingo” follows a conference-related theme with randomized selections. “Prophet Matching” connects pictures with corresponding names in a challenging and fun way. “Hangman” is a guessing game that uses LDS words built letter by letter as a classic stick figure is drawn. For a mobile app that has variety and interest, you will find this entertaining for preschoolers up through elementary age children.

Improving Member Communications Online Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Friday, 22 May 2015

With the Church’s recent statements on ways digital media can be used to spread gospel messages online, and encouragement for members to use the Internet to flood the earth with truth and righteousness, many have questions about sharing beliefs without appearing to be “preachy” or “pushy.” This concern is understandable. In an era of crowded and confusing voices online, it can be difficult to tell if communications will be heard and understood.

With this in mind, the following questions will help you assess whether your online content will convey your meaning and intent:

~  Have I considered the audience’s perspective or frame of reference?

Messages intended for Church audiences often reach those outside the Church as well. When you share what you believe, select wording that is simple and straightforward. Starting with “I feel…,” “I believe…,” or “I have come to learn…” adds personal context to what follows. It leaves the door open for other opinions and questions from your readers.

Face-to-Face with Elder and Sister Bednar: a Historic Event Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015

If you missed the live Face-to-Face event with Elder and Sister Bednar on May 12, or want to revisit the Q&A session held with youth from around the world, the conversation is available online at the Youth Activities Website. Tune in and as you watch and listen, open your mind and heart to the influence of the Spirit. You will be richly rewarded.

New Navigation Menus: Resources Easier to Find Print E-mail
Written by Office of Communication Services   
Friday, 15 May 2015

The phone rings on Saturday night. It’s your child’s Sunday School teacher asking you to be a last-minute substitute for his class. “You can find the lesson on,” he says before hanging up. is easy to find, but now where do you go? will get a new navigation menu in a release scheduled for mid-May, the latest of the Church’s continuing improvements to make its official website more personalized and easier to use.

Aware that any changes may be temporarily confusing for anyone who regularly uses the site, the Church has prepared an introductory video as well as instructional video tours to ease the transition. These will be found on the home page and linked from social media and other sources to help visitors learn about and navigate the new menu structure.

Why change at all?

Studies by the Church show that members rely on to help them

  • Become better followers of Jesus Christ
  • Serve in their callings and assignments
  • Feel inspiration and hope
  • Find practical helps for life’s challenges
  • Stay connected with the Church

But users’ feedback over the past few years regarding has been clear: resources are difficult to find, and the navigation could be more intuitive.

7 Tips for LDS Members Using Social Media in Church Callings Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Chances are pretty good you have social outlets on the web to connect with friends and family. Maybe you use the Internet to communicate with members or do missionary work. You may not realize that what you post, share, or display on the web in any form says a lot about you, and a lot more about the Church you represent, so a periodic assessment of your web presence is timely and appropriate.

7 Tips for LDS Members Using Social Media in Church Callings - YouTube cleverly displays what you need to know. Collectively the seven tips serve as a checklist for anyone using the Internet to spread the gospel message.

LDS Face to Face Event to Feature Elder and Sister Bednar Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Friday, 08 May 2015

You are invited to participate on May 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. MDT in a live, worldwide, online activity with Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Susan. This LDS Face to Face event is an opportunity for you to ask questions and join in a conversation about strengthening testimony while learning new patterns for receiving answers to questions.

The event will be streamed live in 10 languages from the LDS Youth Facebook page, the Mormon Channel YouTube, and the Youth Activities page at It will also be available live via the Church satellite system in North and South America.

Questions may be submitted before the event by commenting on the Youth Activities page any time before the stream begins, and during the event on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #LDSface2face.

Gospel Library for Windows 8.1: Improving Personal Study and Lesson Preparation - Part 2 Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Friday, 08 May 2015

Gospel Library for Windows 8.1 is closer to becoming a universal app that will work the same across all Windows devices. Your LDS Account keeps annotations in sync on all your devices and platforms.

As a Windows 8.1 user, the new releases for Windows mobile and desktops have added refinements that support peripherals, accessories and traditional file management tools. Links to social media and email make sharing easy throughout.

Part two features more suggestions...

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