Many are asking if the Church is trying to monopolize the LDS App community. Never fear, there is a method to the madness. So far, all of the apps that have been killed off utilize member information, either from MLS directly or from integrating with the Church’s online MLS information.
The Church has been very focused on being in compliance, and even ahead of security concerns about member’s personal information. Thus, the ending of apps that contain this information. So it’s not a surprise that these apps have to go away, because the Church cannot control these companies to ensure personal data is not compromised.
That being said, if other apps that do NOT contain this potential risk begin to be executed by the Church, then we’ll start raising the Monopoly question. 🙂
Apps Killed off So Far
- My LDS Stake App (Contained personal member information from MLS online)
- iStake and iWard Apps (Contained personal member information from MLS online)
- Ward Tools (Imported MLS data from Ward/Stake computers and contained personal information)
- My Ward (MLS data conversion utility)