“Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world.”
Pope Francis Jan ’14
Pope Francis emphatically encourages the Church to embrace the digital era.
In a recent message for the 48th World Communications Day, the Pope’s directives were passionate and definitive as he addressed the Church’s need to be present in today’s world of communication. “The revolution taking place in communications media and information technologies represents a great and thrilling challenge; may we respond to that challenge with fresh energy and imagination as we seek to share with others the beauty of God.”
At SDI-APPS, we take the challenges , difficulties, and guess work out of moving into the digital environment. As your software provider and partner, we are committed to helping you create a new channel of communications that reaches the community in an effective and efficient manner.
Church experts gathered at the Vatican in September to discuss the challenges of ‘communicating in the digital culture.
SDI-APPS is the simple and affordable solution.
To learn how your Church can modernize communications , contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Albuquerque App Contest
We are also featured in an article from ‘Albuquerque Business First.’
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Contact: Sue Jiron, C. 505.554.7069, email@example.com
SDI-Apps Wins Prestigious Honor from the City of Albuquerque for Developing Unique City-Focused Mobile App
All things Albuquerque Lend Mass Appeal to this Broad Spectrum Use Mobile App
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – March 20, 2013 – SDI-Apps, an Albuquerque-based mobile app development company, is the recent winner of a city-wide contest to develop free apps from open data for the City of Albuquerque. City of Albuquerque Mayor, Richard J. Berry presented SDI-Apps with a check and the distinct honor of being one of three local app developers chosen as the contest winners.
The contest was officially announced by Mayor Berry in April 2012 when suggestions from the general public yielded three contest categories, cultural resources, business in the city and outdoor fun and healthy living. Two other categories were added later and included most innovative and educational.
From the fifteen submissions received, SDI-Apps was chosen as the winner in the Most Innovative category with the entry, Doing Business in the City. Founder Sue Jiron along with lead developer, Patrice Vigil and director of IT, Joanna Salinas were on-hand to receive the award and check. “We wanted to build something that would have mass appeal,” said Jiron. “We decided to build the mother of all apps and use all available data. We ended up using 11 data sets, which resulted in the creation of an app with 24 different uses,” she said.
There are currently over one million apps available from Apple and the Android market is expected to reach one million apps by June 2013. Cities that want to be at the forefront of the technology wave will be adopting apps for a variety of reasons from providing information about city services to tourism related functions like locating bus routes and locating cultural venues. Cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle already have city apps.
“The app we developed for the City of Albuquerque really is a one-stop-shop for accessing city information from a mobile device,” Jiron said. “In addition to accessing the latest news and events, users can access the Where’s My Bus app, travelers can check arrival and departure info and there is even a public safety tab that provides complete mapping of all police, fire stations and hospitals in the Metro area.”
About SDI-Apps Albuquerque, New Mexico based SDI-Apps was founded by Sue Jiron in 2011 and has established itself as a leader in mobile marketing, mobile app and mobile website development. They deliver the latest mobile technology services to meet businesses’ needs and possess an in-depth knowledge of the trends and value that mobile access brings to both small and large businesses alike.
Our portfolio includes The City of Albuquerque, (winner for best app- “Doing business with the City”) and The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber.
Look who’s talking
Father Vince Chavez-Pastor St Therese
“We knew this was where things were going and Sue showed up at the right time. We are quite pleased.” Dec ’13
Father James Melnick-Pastor St Augustine-St Andrew
“I asked SDI to build us an app , I see it as crystal way to evangelize.(the) Web is too hard to use and there is a lot more info in apps . Apps are quick-easier (to use) and the technology is cutting edge. No doubt it’s next big thing. We know we will engage with our parishioners at a much higher level.” Jan ‘14
SDI-Apps Mobile App Recommendations Albuquerque
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it costly to for us to have an app?
No, app development technology has improved to meet the needs of a burgeoning market. Our platform provides the latest features and as a valued partner your app will have the most current technology.
How difficult is it to get our app approved?
Apple is extremely picky on app feature and design. Each project must contain native features with high quality graphics in order to get approved. We have gone to great lengths to make sure each app we develop adheres to these standards so that we can assure your app will be available in iTunes and Google Play.
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How long does it take to build our app?
Once you have had your app development-design conference with one of our Project Leaders, you can expect your app to be live in 6-8 weeks.
How does support work?
As your software partner, we provide phone, email, and documentation support. We also provide live training and support webinars on an monthly basis. This value-added program is limited to our members only participants.
Will it be easy for those that download the app to use it ?
Absolutely! We have researched our analytics from live apps and know with a high degree of certainty, what pages are most viewed and what is it the app user is looking for. The app is laid out in a user friendly manner with easy tapping to their destination.
Once our app is live, how will we update the app, do we get back end access?
Yes, we will deliver your app after app store approval with all the customization discussed in your development discussions. We provide a users manual so that you can update text, images, videos, and schedule your push notifications. The back end of the app is exceptionally user friendly, anyone that can send an email with an attachment can manage the app.
Are there any limits to push notifications?
NO! You may send out as many as you like. Statistics for successful app engagement suggests sending out at least two per week. Our platform allows you to send a message for immediate delivery or you can schedule as far out as you like. It’s as simple as sending an email..
Who gets our push notifications?
All those that have downloaded your APP and have given permission to receive them.