International Eucharistic Congress launches phone App

THE 50th International Eucharistic Congress has joined the technological age with the introduction of a free App for iPhones and iPads.

THE 50th International Eucharistic Congress has joined the technological age with the introduction of a free App for iPhones and iPads.

The App was designed exclusively for Congress pilgrims by Dominican Friar Luuk Dominiek Jansen in conjunction with IEC2012 staff.

The IEC2012 App gives pilgrims from all over the world the opportunity to experience the Congress through 21st Century technology. The App provides a comprehensive guide for pilgrims to the Congress programme including a pilgrim guide, a pastoral resources tool, and news and multimedia feeds.

Additional functions within the App include a daily guide for pilgrims about Congress events in the RDS; where the main Congress programme, youth programme, prayer space programme, children’s programme and exhibitions take place. Information is also fed through the App about the host Churches programme that will run across 34 Dublin Churches and Statio Orbis, the final Mass Croke Park.

Pilgrims using the App will be kept well informed throughout the Congress with the flexible approach that this App adopts, providing the most up to date information at all times.

Additional functions of the App include the news and multimedia sections that inform pilgrims through Youtube videos, photos on Flickr, press releases and TV feeds in the lead up to and during the Congress

The pilgrim guide section of the App has details about onsite booking, ticket collection, and maps with GPS guides to the RDS venues, Croke Park, the host Churches, the seven City Churches pilgrimage and optional tourist attractions.

Login to the iTunes store, search for IEC2012 or click on the following link to download the free iPhone and iPad IEC2012 App: http://itunes.apple.com/app/iec-2012/id512917631?Is=1&mt=8