Volunteers Needed for Mobile Newsroom Project Print
Written by Jason Mortensen   
Friday, 29 April 2011

Jason MortensenThe Public Affairs Department would like to have a mobile version of the current Newsroom site to allow users to access major features of the Newsroom site from a mobile device. Currently, a user can access Newsroom from a mobile device by going to the regular Newsroom site at newsroom.lds.org; however, this site isn’t optimized for mobile devices. This project will improve the Newsroom user’s experience.

This is an excellent opportunity to help the Public Affairs Department make it easier for users to get information on a mobile device through a rich web application. The same publishing tool that the current Newsroom site uses will drive the images and content of Mobile Newsroom once the front end coding is complete.

The requirements for this project have already been gathered and the designs are complete. Now we need to develop a site based on those designs. We are looking for developers who have advanced experience coding with HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript. This version of Mobile Newsroom will target the iOS and Android platforms; therefore, experience developing on these specific platforms is preferred. We are also looking for anyone who can help test the web application to ensure that the product we deliver will function as designed.

The Public Affairs Department has been asking about Mobile Newsroom for some time, and we are eager to deliver this great product to them. We look forward to working with members of the community to make this project come to life.


If you would like to get involved in the Mobile Newsroom project, sign in with your LDS Account in the sidebar, and then click Projects at the top. From the Projects subtab, scroll down and click Mobile Newsroom in the left column. Then click Join.