The Unitarian Universalist mobile app, Illuminations, is now available for android phones. The app was created last spring and has been available for iPhone, iPads, and the iPod Touch since then. It is free to download from the iTunes App store and the Google Play store. Both sites also include user reviews.
The app provides more than 350 daily inspirational quotes, which can also be used for worship readings and to open and close meetings. The app also lists and describes the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism and has five different chalices that can be “lit” and then extinguished by blowing on the phone. Larry Stritof, Information Technology Systems analyst for the UUA and one of the developers of the app, said it has been downloaded more than 3,000 times.
Illuminations works offline and does not require an Internet connection unless the sharing feature is used. More functions will be created for it. More information can be found on the Illuminations Facebook page. Email app.support at uua.org with questions.