I wrote an basic web page application using PHP and MySQL. If any one is interested I will get a test site with dummy data for a demo. Makes it nice for leadership/techies to look up phone number and address on the go with out having them in your BlackBerry contact list. I don't want to accidentally call Frank from work when looking for Frank from church.
Here are the steps required to make it work:
1. You have to export the Ward list from lds.org to and save to a .csv file.
2. Upload to the web server.
3. Browse to the web page and it will display A - Z links and retrieve the ward list by last name. If you click on A you get all the members who's last name begins with an A. It also lists their children.
4. Security - I have the directory block with a username and password. So the world doesn't have access to my Ward's contact info.
I also wrote one to display Home Teaching assignments, but you have to have access to the Ward Computer and have privileges to export the Home Teaching data.
I hope soon the Church website will have all these tools online. It would me real nice to update Home Teaching assignments online instead of driving to the Church house every time you need to change something.