Now, for only $1.99, you can get the only app approved by the Catholic Church. Confession: A Roman Catholic App was recently launched by South Bend, Indiana app maker Little iApps with a little help from some church officials.
The app is not supposed to replace confessionals, rather it ‘makes confession easier.’ According to the Little iApp release, the app walks the user through the sacrament step-by-step and prepares them for the Rite of Penance.
Currently, Confession: A Roman Catholic App is only available for iPhone/iPad/iPod. It is unclear if an Android version is on the horizon.
This app might be a decent idea, but faces a huge challenge- privacy. On their website, the company makes it abundantly clear that the app is securely password protected. This is most likely not enough to reassure the portion of society that is concerned about social media privacy.
There are a number of people have issues telling others where they are having lunch on Facebook. I have no doubt that there will be an even larger number of people that will shy away from ‘Examining their Conscience’ on their phone regardless of password protection. This may be a steep hurdle for Little iApp to overcome.
So what do you think about sharing this type of highly-personal info on your phone?