Update your PopeApp to 2.0

Pope App (Free) iOS and Android  has been updated with enhanced navigation. Check out the video below. But the navigation still does not include an organized presentation of the pope’s messages by category (speeches, homilies, writings etc.) because everything is presented chronologically. So you still can’t search accordingly or jump to the category you choose to read. For that kind of organization, you still have to go to the official Vatican web site. Bottom line: This app is news oriented; don’t look for it to be an archive of everything from this pope. Fair enough.

Don’t have this app? It’s a great free addition to your device because you get up-to-date (even live!) content connecting you with all things papal in the palm of your hand. This app was developed by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications utilizing Vatican News Service as an all-access pass to Pope Francis with official papal-related content in a variety of formats: Twitter feeds, news and official speeches, galleries with the latest images and videos, access to his calendar, and links to other services of the Holy See along with video (live and on demand) of important events. Get timely ALERTS and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican’s many news outlets. A great app to have handy to pick up all the latest official material coming out of Vatican news services. The 6 Vatican web cams stream live too. 5 languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish. Despite our praise, we acknowledge a few significant mis-steps with this app. We would prefer that the major writings from the pope be delivered in full (Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, was a partial download!!) and that the major writings be left on this app for easy access. As it stands, material only remains for a period of time on the calendar. Some material is not always displayed in full. Complete review here. Requires internet service to run this app.

 

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Author:Jennifer Kane

Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother and avid Catholic app user who works in the field of corporate communications --BA Journalism; MA English--and is communications director at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY. What began as an e-mail service to priests and seminarians looking for quality Catholic apps for mobile devices has grown into a world-wide community of Catholic app enthusiasts looking for and recommending great Catholic apps.

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