Bradv2000 wrote:One of the forum comments stated that the person was glad he read the post before he purchased his next device. I'm glad I read the post so I can start shopping for another church management software that will work with my iPhone. Any plans for an iPhone app before I switch? I use Power Church every day, but not nearly as much as the iPhone. It would be so helpful to enter my visitation data on the road as well as other information.
As was mentioned above, the development team is looking at what may or may not work moving forward.
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There are churches where they provide the pastor a phone, and there are churches that do not. There are those that will pay the monthly data plan required for an iPhone by AT&T, and there are those that will not.
Since the iPhone is currently limited to one phone company, does it make fiscal sense to invest time developing an application for such a limited audience, or having two or more separate code bases to cover iPhones, Blackberries, Windows Mobile, and other smartphones and PDAs.
With the smartphone market being split apart with so many different operating systems, some of which are really not OSs at all, trying to cover all the bases can be very hard for a small software company.
Finally, is it good stewardship to trash a perfectly good integrated program, one that has improved over the years each and every time its has been given a maintenance release, to purchase a new one that may not have the same responsive support system, cost more, and have a new learning curve just because it won't work with this or that PDA/smartphone ???
I think not !!
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