Degree 53 and Church of Sweden Abroad bring together Global Communities with a Mobile App
29 April 2021 | Rich
We're delighted to announce that we have created a mobile app for the Church of Sweden Abroad to bring together its congregations around the world. With the new app, the Church of Sweden Abroad aims to provide its members a modern way of engaging with the church and their local communities.
The app keeps the congregation informed of the latest news and events. It enables members to access live and on-demand video services, make donations and listen to podcasts. It’s also an effective tool for the church to reach its communities where they don’t have a physical presence.
We partnered with the mobile marketing agency, ConsultMyApp, to create native iOS and Android apps for the Church of Sweden Abroad congregations in London, The Netherlands and US. The church have a goal of adding more countries in their network in the future. The team will be launching more interesting features once the initial rollout is complete.
Rickard Jönsson, Director at Church of Sweden Abroad says: "This is an excellent opportunity for us to support our congregations in building engagement and provide them with a tool that really can bring their communities and members together. This app will be a key for many of our members to maintain a connection with their congregations, regardless of their location. Using this technology will help congregations to maintain and build on the member engagement especially in the current climate with a global pandemic. There are lots of great features available and we really hope that many will enjoy using the app."
Mike Rhodes, Founder & CEO at ConsultMyApp says: ”I’m delighted that we were able to work with this ground-breaking project from inception through to launch and well into the growth phases. Our 3 teams of User Acquisition, App Store Optimization and CRM have worked tirelessly alongside Degree 53 to ensure the finished product didn’t just work exceptionally well, but also gained strong adoption and engagement within congregations, as well as people with Swedish-speaking identities who are also abroad. This app represents the future of worship, and Degree 53 have delivered a platform that allows the church to flourish in the digital space.”
Our team were very excited about designing and building an app in a new sector for us. We presented lots of ideas to engage the entire community and refined these with the help of the Church of Sweden Abroad stakeholders. I think, together with the Church of Sweden Abroad and ConsultMyApp, we’ve created something very engaging which will pave the way for other similar apps in the future.
We see more demand for mobile apps to help organisations deliver products and services remotely. Mobile use is higher than ever, so it’s important to continue to innovate and offer modern ways of interaction. I look forward to the rollout of this app across global communities and our ongoing partnership with the Church of Sweden Abroad.
The Church of Sweden Abroad app is available for iOS and Android devices.
If you'd like to talk more about app development, get in touch with us!