Friday, July 10, 2015

LDSTech Newsletter

The following is from LDSTech.

Live LDSTech Broadcast - July 17th 

Due to time conflicts with the funeral for President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Friday, July 10, the LDSTech Broadcast has been rescheduled for July 17, 2015 at noon MDT.

At that time you may join the onsite group in the Riverton Office Building (ROB), Zion Rooms A & B at 3740 West Market Center Drive in Riverton, Utah, or connect remotely from the Internet to the live stream from the LDSTech Broadcast page a few minutes before noon.

The broadcast will feature the following topic:
  • Brian Fromm will review some of the new functionality in Leader and Clerk Resources, including the ability to manage callings and Home and Visiting Teaching.
LDSTech Broadcasts are an excellent way to keep up to date on Church technology projects, applications, and upcoming events of interest to technology-minded individuals. The July 17 broadcast will be one hour, with time for Q&A at the end in the conference room for onsite participants and from the Internet through Twitter using the #LDSTech hashtag.

If you are unable to attend live and do not want to miss great information on this topic, the broadcast will be recorded and available later from

LDSTech Conference Registration OPEN

Registration opens July 1 for the 2015 LDSTech Conference which will be held Thursday, October 15, at the Institute of Religion Building, 1780 E. South Campus Drive, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.
If you are planning to be onsite the day of the conference, you need to register. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for onsite participants. If you will be viewing remotely, video streaming of conference sessions will be available online after the event.

Area Technology Specialist Missionaries Have Unique Opportunities 

Ask an Area Technology Specialist (ATS) missionary what a typical day is like and you won't get the same answer twice.  The ATS mission experience differs for each couple and the area where they serve.  Ask about where technology missionaries find their greatest rewards, and most will say working with people, being ambassadors for the use of technology, and training leaders are their most successful activities.

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Gospel App & Game Contest 

If you are planning to enter the 2015 LDSTech App and Game Contest, you can register by July 18, 2015 to participate, and submit your app or game for judging any time from July 18 through September 18.
Contest submission rules are found at Gospel App & Game Contest and the Contest FAQs. This is a good place to see that you are on track for creating “Something Worthy” that will meet the contest requirements.
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Technology on a Mission: a "Sacred Opportunity"

When Hermana (Sister Alyssa) Pearson was handed an iPad six weeks into her mission she was humbled by the sense of trust that accompanied the ”sacred opportunity to hasten the work of salvation” with technology. She was among the first in a Spanish speaking mission that covers a large urban area to use iPads for direct proselyting, social media contacting, planning, and personal gospel study.
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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Now Has an Android App 

The Tabernacle Choir now has an Android version of the popular mobile app which is running on tens of thousands of iOS devices. The Android app is a free download from the Google Play store. It is gaining followers who want the same portability and accessibility as iOS users to all things related to the Choir. If you’ve not tried the app, you’ll find it an enjoyable way to integrate sacred music into your life. 
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Android Users Now Have an LDS Music App

The free LDS Music app for Android recently moved from beta to general release on the Google Play store. Android users can now have the same great experience with LDS music as iOS users. They will find many of the familiar features of other LDS-sponsored mobile apps as they explore LDS Music for Android.
The Android version contains all the music found in Hymns (the LDS hymnbook) and the Children’s Songbook, as well as other selected songs. Content for the Android version is available in 20 languages, available from “Settings” in the upper right corner where you see the three stacked dots.

LDSTech Has a New Social Media Correspondent

Kayley Birdsall is LDSTech’s new Social Media Correspondent.  She has already taken charge of LDSTech’s social media communication channels and is doing a superb job posting updates, announcements, and inspirational quotes on technology topics from Church leaders.   
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Watch LDSTech Broadcasts 

DateStreamPresenter & Topic
2015 – APR - 17Jeff Isom –
Justin Krebs – LDS Tools
Tony Spencer – Gospel Library for Windows 8
2015 – JAN – 9Rob Boshard - Mormon Channel
2014 – JUL – 11Jesh Barlow – FamilySearch Mobile Apps
2014 – JUN – 06Mike Madsen – Youth Activity Pages on
2014 – MAY – 02Michael Colemere – Four Elements of Successful Communication Strategies
2014 – MAR – 14Mel Broberg – Church Directory of Organizations and Leaders (CDOL)
2014 – FEB – 07Jim Byer – Windows 8 Gospel Library
2014 – JAN – 10Hal Rushton – Gospel Content on the Feature Phone
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