Call On Faith: Written and Video iPhone App Review
Looking for a little spiritual inspiration? Look no further than Call On Faith. This moving title from Phunware is like SoulTube, YouTube’s faith-based brother, and I really dig its all-inclusive take on how to be your best.
The Call On Faith iPhone app is all about the video content. Don’t go looking for a daily written devotional, you won’t find that here. What you will find are dozens of organized spiritual channels, with content that is frequently updated with new, faith-based messages about life, love, family and so much more.
Find your favorite channel and set that page as your home. This app also uses push notifications to keep you in the know. Saving videos to a favorites list is also an option, as is rating videos and sharing them. Call On Faith integrates easily with Twitter, Facebook and your native email application so you can get inspired, then pass it on to your friends and loved ones.
A help section, plenty of options for feedback and colorful interface round out one well-made app.
Layout & Design:
Videos can be viewed in Call On Faith either vertically or horizontally, for optimal screen space utilization. While the app does work on the iPad, it is not optimized for the larger screen, something that always disappoints me just a bit.
Still, I found navigating Call On Faith a breeze. You can use a dedicated Home Page to access content by topic, or you can arrow through to scope out content in all of the app’s channels. I do think the app missed an opportunity to employ some simple swipe technology, which could have made paging through the super long list of channels a bit easier.
I also am sorry to report that after viewing a video in landscape mode, I had an issue getting the app’s content to display again. A simple close and reopen resolved the issue, but it did happen twice.
For a limited time, the Call On Faith iPhone app is available free of charge. While I know this isn’t a permanent thing, it is worth mentioning, because it’s a heck of a deal. Even when the price rises, Call On Faith is so well made, and so full of interesting, inspirational information that I’m sure it will still pass muster.
The bottom line is this: if you like uplifting stories, learning about how faith and spirituality are active in other people’s lives, want to build a stronger relationship to a supreme being, whatever it is, and have been looking for a source of nonjudgmental information, you can’t afford to skip this app.
Call On Faith iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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