A New App: iDoms Portal

March 20, 2012

The Friars from St. Joseph Province and the Province of Ireland have been working very hard behind the scenes in creating a new App¬†suitable for both the iPhone/iTouch and the iPad. The new App is called iDoms Portal and is now available in the App Store. Our newly released iDoms Portal App replaces the iDoms Reader, our pilot project, which we had created in order to see if there was any interest in such a service. It is our way of continuing to respond to the Pope’s call for evangelization in the digital age. The portal currently provides access to articles, audio files and videos aggregated from the various websites of the Dominican Order.¬†While the iDoms Reader will continue to operate as normal for some time, support for small things like notifications of new items (the unread counter) will stop at the end of February. We have started from scratch with the new App, building it from the ground up. A lot of time has gone in creating a whole new system which has the capability to be very easily extended. One of the great advantages is that it also allows other friars to use it to create and maintain their own App in a relatively easy way (please contact us at info@idoms.org if you are interested in discussing the possiblities). In the last year we have created the iDoms Reader and established that there is indeed an interest in iPhone/iPad Apps which provide good quality Catholic content. While we haven’t made the progress we intended due to the lack of resources, this new release is a huge step forward, and within a week or two an update will be issued with a great new iPad interface which didn’t make it into the first release. We hope you enjoy this update, and please don’t forget to go to the App Store now and dowload the iDoms Portal!        

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