United Methodist Communications (UMCom) has a smart idea for you Smart Phone users. Now you can access information about 2012 General Conference through a new, free mobile application! UMCom developed the app to give users instant access to General Conference information without the need for a computer and Internet connection. Features of the mobile app include scheduling, legislative tracking, a map of the Tampa Convention Center and surrounding areas and information about display areas, and news, photos and videos.
The General Conference of The United Methodist Church meets once every four years to consider revisions to church law, as well as to adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy, and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for Church-wide programs for the next four years. The 2012 meeting will take place April 24-May 4 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.
"Where Internet access is limited, the mobile app makes General Conference more accessible," said the Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications. "It also provides greater convenience and relevance for those on the go, ensuring that all United Methodists, no matter their location, have up-to-the-minute information as it unfolds at General Conference 2012."
The app is available now for free download for iPhone and iPad users, with an Android version soon to follow. Just go to your device's app store and search for United Methodist General Conference, or visit gc2012.umc.org/app to find the link.
The denomination released a separate United Methodist app in October 2011 with daily devotions, news, videos, photos, social media sites and a searchable index of United Methodist churches by geographic area.