Last year for the feast of St. Francis of Assisi the Communications Office of the Order prepared a new interface for the website of the General Curia, www.ofmcap.org. This year, as we approach the feast of All Saints of the Seraphic Order on November 29—when the General Curia celebrates its titular feast—we look forward to offering the friars the OFMCap mobile app for smartphones and tablets.
What does the application do?
The app has two main aims. First: simple access to news items published on the website of the General Curia for mobile devices. Second: to make the library of the most important documents of the Order available on mobile devices.
Once the app is installed on your telephone, tablet, or iPad, and with internet access, you can review the latest information published on www.ofmcap.org, have direct access to our YouTube channel with all the videos, see the latest photos published on Google Plus, check the Curia Twitter @ofmcapdotorg, review the most recent BICI, etc.
It is also possible to read documents without internet access (offline). The documents available will be the writings of St. Francis (Rule and Testament), the Capuchin Constitutions, the documents of the Plenary Councils of the Order, and the letters of the general ministers.
Will the app be available in different languages?
The app will be available in all seven of the languages in which the Capuchin General Curia operates: Italian, English, Polish, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
How do you download the app?
The app is free and will be available for three systems: Android, iOS and Windows. In the respective app store (Android - Play Store, iOS - Apple Store, Windows - Store), enter the name of the app: OFMCap. Select the file and install the app on the mobile device.
What are the app’s basic settings?
Beyond the basic settings available in every app, it is possible to modify the size and font of the characters, select day/night reading mode, and choose among the seven available languages. It is also possible to activate or deactivate notification of when new information is published on the website www.ofmcap.org.
Although the app is mostly meant for Capuchin friars, we invite you to share it with your friends, and other Franciscans in particular. In this way we hope to build up communion at the international level and promote the Franciscan spirit.
We welcome your comments and suggestions on the work of the new app, and these can be sent to the Communications Office of the General Curia at [email protected].