A Big Week For PrayerMate

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The last few days have been very exciting ones for my PrayerMate iPhone prayer app . Firstly, it got nominated for “Best Use of Mobile Web” by Premier Radio’s Christian New Media Awards 2011 – a real honour! And secondly, it was blogged about by Tim Challies, top Christian blogger and author of a book I am a huge fan of – The Next Story.

Tim was generally positive although wisely is still somewhat reserved about the whole concept of an iPhone prayer app. Here’s a brief extract of what he had to say:

“For 7 days I relied on the app to guide me. And I have to say that I was quite impressed. It ended up being a very useful aid. I was genuinely surprised by this…

I am rather surprised to find myself enjoying the app, and still using it 2 weeks later. I doubt I will end up continuing to use it in the long term, though perhaps I will be surprised. I remain kind of suspicious of it and suspicious of the very idea of using an app to help me pray. I haven’t thought through all of the potential implications, but at least on a pragmatic level, it delivers what it promises.”

You can buy PrayerMate on the App Store for £1.99.