Updates: Child Check-in, Online Giving, iPad Attendance & More

9/13/2012

This writeup has been a long time overdue. We've been continually improving SimpleChurch with some big features, and some smaller ones.

Child Check-in

The most requested feature to date has been secure child check-in. Well, we've added it. You can run multiple check-in stations simultaneously and even use iPads (though a computer is still required). Check-in uses inexpensive RFID cards that parents can keep on them. And, you can SMS/Text message parents if they need to attend to their child.

Online Giving

You can now accept giving for your church by accepting credit/debit cards. We don't change you any fees for this, and the giving information seamlessly integrates with your current giving records for members. The processing is handled by Stripe.com (a competitively priced, for pay service).

Touch-Based Attendance on iPad

You can now take attendance from iPad by using our new touch-based attendance application. Tap once to mark present; tap twice to mark absent. Use multiple iPads at once, and they all update in real-time! See photos of members next to their name.

Smaller Changes

  • Added SMS link to mobile profile view
  • Groups can now have leaders
  • Choose from address when mass emailing
  • Add audio upload for voice broadcast
  • Zipcode field is now able to be localized
  • Member pictures now show on group, list, and attendance pages
  • Added advanced search - search on age, gender, group, widow, etc.
  • Improved geo-location accuracy for self check-in

This writeup has been a long time overdue. We've been continually improving SimpleChurch with some big features, and some smaller ones.

Child Check-in

The most requested feature to date has been secure child check-in. Well, we've added it. You can run multiple check-in stations simultaneously and even use iPads (though a computer is still required). Check-in uses inexpensive RFID cards that parents can keep on them. And, you can SMS/Text message parents if they need to attend to their child.

Online Giving

You can now accept giving for your church by accepting credit/debit cards. We don't change you any fees for this, and the giving information seamlessly integrates with your current giving records for members. The processing is handled by Stripe.com (a competitively priced, for pay service).

Touch-Based Attendance on iPad

You can now take attendance from iPad by using our new touch-based attendance application. Tap once to mark present; tap twice to mark absent. Use multiple iPads at once, and they all update in real-time! See photos of members next to their name.

Smaller Changes

  • Added SMS link to mobile profile view
  • Groups can now have leaders
  • Choose from address when mass emailing
  • Add audio upload for voice broadcast
  • Zipcode field is now able to be localized
  • Member pictures now show on group, list, and attendance pages
  • Added advanced search - search on age, gender, group, widow, etc.
  • Improved geo-location accuracy for self check-in