app builder

How does The Church App work?

Curious how easy it is to build and manage an app with The Church App? Watch this.

In this short one minute video, we'll highlight some of the key elements of The Church App Platform. From learning how to build and manage your app in real time using our App Builder, to seeing those changes live in your apps across multiple platforms, to then seeing how your audience can share and enjoy that content.

A Closer Look at The Church App CMS: The App Builder

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When we first thought about creating a platform for churches to create their own apps, we wanted to make sure it was done right. Now, after over three years of development, our online Content Management System (CMS) that we call the App Builder has become an incredibly flexible, easy to use, online system that puts the church in full control. We still take care of everything from the code to publishing, analytics to tech support and consulting, but your church is in full control of everything else in real time.

So, here’s how it works. Basically, the manager of a church app can control the layout, artwork, features, content, tabs, icons, and much more within the app. Any change made will happen immediately and can be seen by all using the app -  it’s pretty cool! There are a whole bunch of pre-set modules you can start plugging content into like the sermons tab, or you can create your very own custom tab to serve your unique needs. Let’s say you have a calendar tab within your app and decide to swap it out for a custom tab you’ve created for all of your ministries. That process involves simply logging in online and dragging and dropping in the new page. It's that easy, not to mention that custom tab could include many unique things from web links, to extra media, blogs, contact info, and much more. You can even make a tab that has pages that take you to another page full of options and so on. Furthermore, you can rename tabs or change icons with ease. Our latest version of the Subsplash App Builder makes it easy to keep your app up to date with not only adding new content, but truly controlling the entire layout and feature offering within your app. The App Builder allows you to have a one click publish point to distribute your content to all of your apps across multiple Operating Systems (iOS, Android, etc).

We're pretty excited about the App Builder and it's flexibility. We've really focused on making it a great system that can be used by anyone, and want to couple that with our support team who is always there to help. We think churches deserve to not only have great technology to use for the Kingdom, but want to make sure they actually have control of it too!