The Voice of the Martyrs launched a new iPhone application on Friday, April 22, 2011. The app features daily prayers, country information for 53 hostile and restricted nations, and persecution news. It also includes access to the VOM website, www.persecution.com. The app can be set to give a daily reminder to users to pray for the featured prayer request.
The Voice of the Martyrs’ Prayer Calendar app was developed by 43rd Element, an application development company. VOM’s Web Content Coordinator, David Erwell, provided content and graphics for the app, which took five months to finesse. Their efforts produced a well-rounded application that users will find very useful. “The app is integrated so users can post prayers through the app onto their Facebook and Twitter accounts,” Erwell said.
The application is available for use on the iPhone, the iPod Touch and the iPad, though iPad users will be using the iPhone interface. An Android version is planned soon.
“I like that this app targets a new demographic for VOM,” said Erwell. “I hope it will help us reach an audience that does not regularly visit our website and help us establish a greater online presence.”
Also new this year, VOM began offering several book titles for the Kindle reader on Amazon.com. Eight titles are currently available, with a ninth title set for release within a week. Many of these titles are works by VOM founder Richard Wurmbrand. VOM’s online presence includes a YouTube channel and weekly podcasts available on iTunes.