The Countdown Maps Mobile App is a fun and convenient way to keep track of your missionaries. Whether they are your children, parents, family, or friends, you can track as many Elders, Sisters, or Couples as you wish and incorporate as many details as you like. This is perfect for parents, families, bishops, and anyone who has friends or family serving missions. Here are some of the features:
Missionaries Page – Shows all of the missionaries you are tracking and where they are serving. Photos can be inserted as a visual reminder. This list can be sorted alphabetically or by the date that they return home.
Missionary Stats – If you tap on a missionary from the list, you can see all of the information about that missionary including their picture, the flag of the state or country where they are serving, days served, days remaining, percent complete, email address, mailing address, current companion(s), and a favorite scripture or quote. The email address is also a direct link to your email, so that you can start an email to them from this view. You can also put in a future departure date and it will countdown the days until they leave.
Missionary Edit Page – Edit the missionary’s information to make updates to picture, area, departure and return dates, email address, and quotes.
Transfers – If you click on the View Transfers button, you see a list of all the transfers that have been entered. From here you can add new transfers or companions or edit existing ones. On the Edit Transfer page, you can enter their current area, companion, date of the transfer, choose a color for the map, enter their mailing address, and add notes about that things that are going on in that area. Information from the most recent transfer is moved onto the Stats page.
View Map – If you click on the View Map button, you will see an outline map of the country or state where that missionary is serving. This map is automatically filled in as the days go by to show their progress in the map. Colors coordinate with the Transfers list – you can changes colors based on areas, companion, by transfer, or whatever you would like. Have fun, be creative.
Share – This button allows you to send the missionary’s email address, mailing address, and other information in a variety of formats (text, PDF, Link) using several sharing methods (message, email, Facebook, etc.). User can choose which information to send and in what format. This is a quick and easy way to send contact information to family or friends who want to write to them and keeps people updated in social media. Copy & Paste functionality is also enabled through the Share button. The PDF format also serves as a permanent record of the missionaries activities when their mission is completed.
Sync – The sync feature provides the ability to save a copy of your data to a secure cloud account. From here, you can sync your data across multiple devices and protect against data loss when upgrading devices or in the event of a device failure. To use this feature, just create a Sync Account.
This is the perfect app for keeping up on your missionaries on a daily basis and it brings all of the relevant information together in a fun and creative way.
- added sync status indicator and tracking
- added redesigned image picker
- added iPhone X compatibility
- improved iOS 11 compatibility
- improved app accessibility
- fixed various bugs and crashes
- fixed long-term sync performance
Ratings and Reviews
Love this app! It does everything I hoped it would. My only reservation on giving 5 stars was the Malaysian flag is incorrect.
Does what it says
This app does what it says. I haven't had a crash or found any bugs in it. It lacks connectivity. This app needs to have some way to share information across devices so that information doesn't have to be reentered for each person wanting to track the missionary. Just being able to text/email address is not sufficient when many people want to follow the same missionary. If I could share information for each missionary in the cloud or similar I would rate this probably five stars
I like being able to track the progress of my missionary's service and enter the transfer info. Disappointed because The transfers don't show up as the different colors chosen.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.