Posts Tagged ‘App’

Long distance kissing machine for remote lovers

Monday, March 27th, 2023

A Chinese start-up inspired by lockdown isolation has invented a long-distance kissing machine that transmits users’ kiss data collected through motion sensors hidden in silicon lips, which simultaneously move when replaying kisses received. Read more

Finding God in apps

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

One hundred million people worldwide now have Calm on their smartphones, a meditation app that monetized doing absolutely nothing. The app’s popularity skyrocketed during the pandemic, as anxieties ran high and finding peace and quiet proved harder to do. Calm provides mindfulness meditations, breathing exercises and bedtime stories to encourage users to take some time Read more

App offered free to help NZ Churches contact trace

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Snapp Mobile has released a new service in its app that gives churches a free and easy way to track and register members who want to visit the Church during Alert Level 2. Churchappsnz gives churches two options either to track or register its visitors. The service has already been offered to its 600+ existing Read more

NZ Church app for Google prayers

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The New Zealand National Centre for Religious Studies (NCRS), Wednesday, announced the launch of a prayer app, NZpray2day. NZpray2day is available for Android devices. NCRS Director, Colin MacLeod, says NZpray2day is designed to support young and old in Catholic schools and parishes to enter simply into the richness of the ancient Christian cycle of seasons, Read more

Pushpay app helping churches and communities

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Pushpay is a New Zealand company that started by offering an electronic payment mechanism, allowing people to charge their “giving” to a credit or debit card so they could give money at the touch of a button. Established seven years ago, Pushpay is now one of the world’s fastest-growing SAS (software-as-a-service) companies. It has gone Read more

Pushpay Holdings a Church donations app earns $100m for Kiwi founder

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Pushpay Holdings is a mobile payments app developer targeting the North American church donation market. It’s co-founder, Eliot Crowther, is about to depart the business with a stake worth just over $99 million. Crowther says he is leaving the business for personal reasons to focus on his family. In 2011 he started the company with Chris Read more

Passion for illustrating makes new Big Little Bible App a great success

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The success of Bible Society New Zealand’s recently released Big Little Bible app and book has been largely credited to Catholic illustrator Meesh Holswich who played a significant part in its creation. Meesh’s art style means the pencil never leaves the page and actually dovetails in with the overall message of the Bible. “One line, Read more

NZ company Pushpay makes megabucks helping churches take up the collection

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Pushpay is a mobile app thats make it as easy to give as it is to buy a song on iTunes. says Chris Heaslip and Eliot Crowther got the idea while they were sitting in church one Sunday.  When the plate came round they found they did not have any cash,  but they did have Read more

Prayer: There’s an App for that

Friday, August 12th, 2016
Examen app

Jesuits can often sound like broken records. We like to call schools and parishes “Ignatius” or “Loyola” — or, if we’re feeling wild, “Xavier.” We love to repeat phrases such as “men (and women) for others” or “finding God in all things.” And if you have ever attended a Jesuit school, parish, or retreat house, Read more

Pope to give WYD pilgrims social teaching app

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Pope Francis is to give pilgrims to World Youth Day in Poland a new app that presents the Church’s social teaching. The “DoCat” comes from the creators of 2011’s “You Cat” youth catechism. The former will attempt to present the Church’s social teaching in a creative style more attractive and comprehensible to youth. The new Read more