Thanks for the update--I apologize as I know that I contributed a post or two earlier that did not follow the guidelines for discussion here very well--forgive me for not helping the atmosphere.
I'm glad I've had the chance to learn that lesson and hope that I can stick to it from now on. It doesn't help anyone to vent on here.
Re: porting the app from elsewhere. I think it wise to wait a few months (hopefully not years
and see it done right rather than to watch it take months and years to clean up a quick job. That may be a little painful, but this will be a system that thousands and maybe millions will one day be using. It will be important to have a solid foundation.
One other thing to take into account is that Microsoft seems to be pushing more and more to bring the Phone and Desktop/Laptop versions of Windows 8 closer together. Things are still in a state of transition. Transition means time. And it also often means--as I'm sure we're all aware--messiness in code and syntax. I wouldn't be surprised to find out after the fact that representatives from the Church have been in closer discussion about these types of issues that will they will face. It will be right for them to do this right (and it will be slick-er for those of us that want to use devices throughout the whole ecosystem!
I love the idea of having these platforms brought closer together.
I love Windows 8! And I think it has a great future. Thank you to everyone that is working on this project and trying to do things the very best you can--know that you have my support!
(and know that I'd love to be on your list of beta testers!