Our Rosary App for the iPhone reaches 25,000 downloads!

rosary2I want to take a moment to celebrate with you as our first iPhone application, “Mysteries of the Holy Rosary“, reached 25,000 downloads this week.

This free application is a meditation and instructive aid for those praying the Rosary. It does not replace your Rosary beads, but rather helps you focus on the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.

As a new Catholic, I had a difficult time remembering which mysteries matched each day. Although many other great iPhone Rosary apps allow you to ditch your physical Rosary, I wanted to experience the beauty of those venerable beads, as a tool to meditate on our Lord. So I built this app specifically to require zero input. Just open it and it will automatically select the mystery that matches today. If you’d like more you can switch to other mysteries, focus in on the beautiful artwork, or see simple instructions on how to pray the Rosary.

appstoreIf you haven’t had an opportunity to look at the app for yourself, you can download it at the iTunes App Store.

If you like it please consider letting others know by rating and leaving a short review on iTunes. And a special thanks to the 350 of you who have already done so!

We have several other apps in the queue. If you have any suggestions for Catholic iPhone apps you’d like to see, please share them in the comments below.

UPDATE: Apple just approved our second iPhone App: Life Rosary – Meditations and Prayers. This is the first Pro-Life iPhone app approved by Apple. Please consider downloading/rating/reviewing this application as well.


Index of Artwork
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

  • The Resurrection of Christ by Paolo Veronese (1570)
  • Ascension of Christ by Garofalo (1510-20)
  • The Descent of the Holy Ghost by Tiziano Vecellio (1545)
  • The Assumption of the Virgin by Nicolas Poussin (1650)
  • Coronation of the Virgin by Diego Velázquez (1641)

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

  • The Annunciation by Francesco Albani (1645)
  • The Visitation by Juan Correa De Vivar (1532)
  • Nativity by Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre (1770)
  • The Presentation in the Temple by Philippe de Champaigne (1648)
  • Jesus is found in the Temple by James Tissot (1890)

The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

  • Baptism of Christ by Francesco Albani (1640)
  • The Marriage at Cana by Marten de Vos (1597)
  • The Sermon on the Mount by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1875)
  • The Transfiguration by Raphael (1519)
  • The Institution of the Eucharist by Nicolas Poussin (1640)

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

  • Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane by Sebastiano Conca (1746)
  • The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ by William Bouguereau (1880)
  • Crowning with Thorns by Tiziano Vecelli (Titian) (1545)
  • Christ Falling on the Way to Calvary by Raphael (1516)
  • Crucifixion by Josse Lieferinxe (1500)

8 thoughts on “Our Rosary App for the iPhone reaches 25,000 downloads!”

  1. Hi Ryan,

    Nice job on the app. I tried to find an e-mail address in order to provide this information to you directly, rather than in a reply. I found a very minor issue with the app that you may or may not be aware of already. When you are on the Mysteries tab when you select a mystery the app navigates to the mystery and you have a back button. However if you select one of the images in the mystery, once you exit the image you no longer have the back button and cannot navigate out of the mystery to select another. The only way to recover that I found is to exit the app and restart it. Hope this info is helpful to you.

    Kind Regards,

  2. Hi
    I downloaded the app in support – loved the images.

    I am new to app development and am hoping you could help me based on your experience. How are you promoting the app? What worked? What tanked?

    Thanks for the help!!

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  4. I love this app because I prefer a real rosary to an interactive one and third compliments praying the Rosary so well! I have it on my iPod Touch and was really bummed when I bought an android phone because I can’t have your app.

  5. I would love to see you ties both of these in to the health app with health kit. All this prayer time would then be logged under “mindfulness” in the Apple health app.


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