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I Have a Dream for my iPhone

I have a dream for my iPhone.  I dream of an app on my iPhone that listens in on my daily conversations and then automatically sets my alarm clock in the morning for what it determines is the best time for me to wake up.  I dream of an app on my iPhone that would buzz in my pocket when it hears me committing to things I don’t have the time for.  I dream of an app on my iPhone that would turn my $1 bills into $100 bills.  I dream of an app on my iPhone that would be all the greatness of my church in iPhone mobile glory.  I know that the church cannot be contained in an iPhone app, but wouldn’t it be great to find a church app that wasn’t just a duplication of their website?  Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a church app that took all that awesome content my pastor puts out every week and made it readily available?  What if life group leaders could share discussion questions, parents could followup with what their kids learned, and attenders could signup for events all using the app on their iPhone?  But the iPhone isn’t enough…I need this app for all my Blackberry, Android and Palm friends.  I dream, I dream.  Oh wait… that last one is possible!

Check out  R04R. Haven t heard of them yet? Probably not, their official company launch will happen at the Orange Conference. Trust me, after you see what  R04R can do for you, you ll want them to develop both your app and an app for your church. They ll knock your socks off.

So, how will  R04R help you build a quality app that s worth keeping? I m glad you asked.

First of all,  R04R is not a web development company that s dabbling in this new app development market.  R04R is a company dedicated completely to mobile apps.   Their mission is to get as much Christian content onto mobile platforms as possible.  R04R will not develop a duplication of your website as an app,  R04R will develop a quality application built on a solid platform. Actually,  R04R s platform is the same one that both Ashton Kutcher and and Taylor Swift s apps are built on. It s a reliable and quality platform that your users will like and feel comfortable with.

Second of all,  R04R will build into your platform a clearinghouse of of your media content. Built into the app is a place to import your tweets as well as other people s tweets or mentions of you, a place to import your videos, a place to play music, messages or other content directly from the app or a link to import music, videos or messages as podcasts through iTunes.

Thirdly,  R04R takes advantage of the many features of your phone. The platform connects into location based services so you can find events, small groups or other local gatherings in relation to your current location. You also have the ability to enable push technology where you can message all your app users about updates or with key information they don t want to miss. With push technology, you ll get information to them even if they forget to open your app in a few days.

Fourth,  R04R is versatile. Right now you  R04R app will work on any iPhone and Android phone.   That s right, you upload your content once and you can have both apps updated at the same time. A few months later your app will also be available on Blackberry and the Palm. Why shoot yourself in the foot with trying to get an iPhone app when you can have your app on every major platform. Inclusivity is what you want, right?

Retail for an app this powerful can t even be touched for less than $1,500. With  R04R, you can get your first app up and running in a matter of weeks for a decent set up fee of less than $1000 and $35/month. Sure, you can get an app for less. But does it work on more than just the iPhone? Does it include push and location based technology? Does it offer support? Does Ashton Kutcher know it exists? I don t think so . If you re really serious about having your own app, this is the best deal you ll find anywhere for the features you ll get..  Click here to order your new app.

If interested, type Jonathan Cliff in the referral code blank and you ll get the best price they offer!

Screen shot 2010-04-01 at 9.32.18 AMWanna see a R04R for yourself?  Click here to download the app for Northstar church which is a great example of what you could have. Know that you can get an app that looks a lot like this, similar to this or R04R can custom build an app to suit your needs.

Disclaimer: Although R04R can build you a very impressive app based on their successful platform, that alone isn t enough to make it a great app. The second part to that equation is content. It s up to you to supply great content week after week, that part s up to you.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.