Get the Most out of Your App

“Hey, can Subsplash do (insert awesome app feature here)?” We get this question a lot, and we love being able to respond with an emphatic “YES!”.

2016 has been our busiest year yet….so far, we have rolled out close to 70 new features and updates to our platform! We don’t build these features simply to check off a box that says we have them available, but to provide churches and ministries with the best tools for engaging with people on a deeper level than ever before.  

In addition to providing churches with the best engagement tools, our team is also passionate about helping churches use those tools to their fullest potential. If you are looking for some examples of what the Subsplash platform can do, or some inspiration for updating your app, you've come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of some of our more popular features and capabilities alongside some examples of churches that do a great job utilizing them. Simply click the links to download each church’s app and see for yourself.



Having a custom home tab (or an “Aloha” tab as our friends in Hawaii call it) is a great way to provide quick and easy access to key information within your app. Oahu Church of Christ does a great job with this and even has some great graphics to go along with it.



Does the idea of having to upload your media files to multiple different places make you feel faint? Yeah, us too. The Subsplash platform allows you to upload your media files just one time and publish them to your app, website, and podcast. Our system can even extract the audio from your video files and publish both, giving users the option to watch, listen, or download. This makes it easy to manage your media while simultaneously providing the best experience for your congregation.



Want to increase generosity in your church? Why not make giving easy in the main place your congregation is going to access your content? Subsplash Giving is fast, secure, and takes place right inside your app. You can read more about our giving solution here.



Adding bulletins to your app is a great way to reduce printing costs and provide your congregation with an easier way to participate during Sunday services. With our digital bulletin feature, you can add fill in the blank sermon notes, free form notes, or entire Sunday bulletins into your app. Your users can simply download the notes when they are finished–no more searching for that elusive piece of paper from Sunday's service! We love how Church on the Queensway uses this feature for their weekly sermon notes.



When Subsplash’s very own Chris Sharpe was looking for a plan to help him read through the Bible in a year, he didn’t have to look any further than the phone he carries with him everywhere he goes. His local church here in the Seattle area has an amazing app with daily Bible reading plans available to help their congregation dive deeper into Scripture. Subsplash provides a native Bible feature, the ability to add custom reading plans, and even the option to integrate with other Bible apps as well.



Did you know that you can integrate custom forms into your Subsplash app? Whether you have sign up forms through your ChMS, a third party form provider, or Subsplash Connect (our own custom form builder), we’ve got you covered. Rise City does a great job of incorporating forms into their app.



Does your church have more than one campus? Maybe even more than 10? With our custom tab builder, you can organize your content by each location. New Life Church does a fantastic job of using this feature to make navigating by your selected campus easy. You can even use our custom tab builder for anything, not just multiple locations!



Want to tie a blog, devotional, or other web content into the app? Our blog reader tool not only connects your content to the app, but automatically redesigns it to be the best mobile experience. Love God Greatly is an awesome app that uses our blog reader feature for daily devotionals.


We could continue to go on, but then you’d be reading this blog post for hours….there are hundreds of more features available on the Subsplash platform and thousands of churches that use them well. If you have a question for us or want to share an awesome app, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to get in touch.

Brendan McDonnell