The Archdiocese of St. Louis is the Roman Catholic archdiocese that covers the City of St. Louis and the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Saint Charles, Saint Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Warren, and Washington.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis hired Fig Leaf Software to develop a cross-platform mobile web app on a tight budget that could enable users to interact with the organization more efficiently through their mobile devices.
Fig Leaf Software created a Sencha Touch based app for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which is the mobile experience for the organization’s website. The touch app includes a search for Parishes and schools based on a visitor’s location using Google Maps. The app also has a news feed which pulls content from www.stlouisreview.com. The app features sections for social media, video, and an address book. The app is available as a touch based app for visitors to http://www.archstl.org/ and can be downloaded as a native app on iOS via the iTunes App Store or on Android via the Google Play store.
Features of the app include:
- Integration with the Archdiocesan YouTube Channel
- Implementation of “Facebook-style” navigation
- Push notifications
- Deep integration with Google Maps
- Dynamically pulling data from the Archdiocesan
- Drupal CMS, the St. Louis Review news site, and
- the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website.
Archdiocese of St. Louis parishioners are now able to able to easily access Web content pulled from the organization’s Drupal based website via a tablet or mobile device.