Thursday, October 31, 2013

New mobile app advises of Mass times

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The Archdiocese of Brisbane has produced a new mobile app which advises the details of the next (by time) and nearest (by location) Mass to the user, wherever they may be in the diocese, reports the Archdiocesan website.

It means Brisbane Catholics need never ask 'what time’s Mass on?' again as the app uses a GPS locator to provide the user with upcoming Mass options within a geographical radius. 

The smart phone and tablet app is free and available for both iOS and Android devices.

Its genesis came from Archdiocesan website feedback, wherein numerous requests had been made to group and order the ‘Find a Mass’ information by time of day rather than by parish. 

Brisbane Archdiocesan Web Developer Matt Cassidy has spent the past five months building and testing the app and said he was pleased to have finally found a solution to this recurrent request.

'The governing principle I kept in mind when working on the project was that an app should do one thing and do it well,' Mr Cassidy said. 'Basically it connects the public with the key locations and services across the archdiocese by providing a searchable public directory which makes heavy use of geographical location points. It’s timely to make it available now as we have a lot of visitors who are soon to be travelling here for holidays over the Christmas and New Year period.'

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