MediaWorks is building a digital tool called LightNet that will enable ministries and churches to create webapps quickly. With the new digital tool, they seek to simplify the process, costs, time and resources involved in creating webapps. The webapps will serve as platforms to share curated Christian media that engages with specific people groups.
Since December 2020, we have been building a digital tool called LightNet that will enable ministries and churches to create tailor-made apps and websites (webapps*) within as little as an hour. The webapps will serve as platforms to share curated Christian media that engages with specific people groups.
Alongside the creation of webapps, LightNet will provide ministry teams with a place to catalogue their unique media library and manage permissions, access rights and licensing. Over time, we will add functionality so that ministries can share media with each other, allowing access to a rich media library network.
With the new digital tool, we want to simplify creating webapps, lower maintenance costs and bundle hard-to-find (and expensive) software craftsmanship between ministries. Webapps created with LightNet can operate offline, work on mobile phones, function as a mobile app, are fast, support multiple languages, and support flexible media and content types.
Please pray for wisdom for Daniël, Jamie and Clayton as they work on this system. Please pray that God would provide further specialists needed as the work grows and for God to guide the right ministries to begin using the digital tool once available.
*Known as a Progressive Web Application, which is a website with extra functionality such as offline capabilities and an icon on your mobile home screen.