Sacrament Agenda App for Android

kahughes
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Sacrament Agenda App for Android

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I have been developing an Android app over the past few months for sacrament meeting agenda. I will upload the source code to github soon and share the link with this site to allow for other to develop further, if they wish. This is the first version and is quite restrictive but works really well for standard sacrament meeting with 3 speakers and intermediate hymn. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... kFwN3AyZUU
I have started to develop a version 2 where the agenda items can be added and moved around, so will be a lot more dynamic but this is time consuming and I don't really have that much time.

The app separates the different items needed for a sacrament meeting (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... GNsQVNDTDg). You can add different information at different points throughout the week and can change the date items so can be rescheduled. I have served on the bishopric and as bishop for the past 10 years so I designed the app be easily navigable and be able to make quick last minute changes.

All the options (ward and stake business, acknowledgements and announcements all hang together through the agenda item. To add items click on the blue header bar. To edit items click on the item you wish to edit. To delete items swipe right on the item you want to delete.

I have also added a web service option to the app. It makes things so much easier because items to be added by any member of the bishopric and sync with all devices. This works on the principle of last saved is the most up to date. So depending on sync times could over-write other edits. So a sync first is always recommended ;)

The web service option require you to have an online database. It uses mysql and php. I will also share the script to create the tables needed for the database and I will also share the php file that is needed to interface with the app and database. It is only one file (but with a lot of if statements!).

I have used this for a few months now and works well and hopefully with a bit of collaboration the app can be improved.

The app can be downloaded from here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... Wp6Vk4xcnc

Some screenshots
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... jl2RjJ0OGM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... VZDQXJia2M
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... kFwN3AyZUU
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... 0k3QU9PXzQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... GNsQVNDTDg

php file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... HNENU1jZVE
The sql code to create the table: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1K5u ... TRXUzM5clU

I'm sure if you want to try this out you will have loads of questions. If you need answers then let me know.

Thanks
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Thanks for your work – this looks like it could be really useful!
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This is the link to the github site. If you have any questions, just ask.

https://github.com/littlehugs/SacramentAgenda
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I don't currently have a calling where I need to keep a sacrament agenda, and my bishopric isn't as tech-oriented as I am, but hopefully others will be able to test it out and give some good feedback.
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Hi Brother, I have a project to make two websites in Ruby on Rails, and I wanna use web service to know the call and the leader is login in application.

Do you help me how I use and where do I find this web service of the lds login?
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leonardo_maia wrote:Hi Brother, I have a project to make two websites in Ruby on Rails, and I wanna use web service to know the call and the leader is login in application.

Do you help me how I use and where do I find this web service of the lds login?
The church does not provide a web service for that information that is available for use by 3rd party applications.
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eblood66 wrote:
leonardo_maia wrote:Hi Brother, I have a project to make two websites in Ruby on Rails, and I wanna use web service to know the call and the leader is login in application.

Do you help me how I use and where do I find this web service of the lds login?
The church does not provide a web service for that information that is available for use by 3rd party applications.

Ok! Thanks!!

But, do you know how can I make a system that check these informations for security of the application?
Exemple:
Only a Stake President can do some things in system.
A member without call only has view permition.

Do you understand?

Thank you!
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Without access to the church systems, that's not possible. And I've not seen the church express any interest in supporting 3rd developers outside of FamilySearch applications.

Either you're going to have to trust people to be who they say they are, or you'll need to discard that idea.
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kahughes wrote:I have been developing an Android app over the past few months for sacrament meeting agenda...

I have started to develop a version 2 where the agenda items can be added and moved around, so will be a lot more dynamic but this is time consuming and I don't really have that much time...

I have used this for a few months now and works well and hopefully with a bit of collaboration the app can be improved.
I love your app. Unfortunately, I have zero programming ability. Have you made any headway on a version 2? I'd love to see any improvements /additional functionality you may have added.

Thanks!
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davidejohnson,
I have not made much headway on a version 2. I did some development on the Android app making the agenda items a bit more dynamic, such as adding additional speakers, hymns, musical items etc. I did try recreating it on a html 5 app just to see how easy it would be. I haven't really worked on it in nearly a year. Over the past few months I have thought about getting back into it. If I do manage to get something working I will update this thread.
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