Download Illuminations: a uu app apk 1.1 free for Android smartphone

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Illuminations: a uu app

Posted by Unitarian Universalist Association in Lifestyle | Aug. 31, 2012 | 50 Comments

Apk file size: 2.0 MB

Illuminations: a unitarian universalist app has over 350 Inspirational Words, a Chalice Lighter with several chalice options, and a 7 Principles Guide in English and Spanish, along with examples of the Principles in action.

The Chalice Lighter comes with five chalice designs. Tap the screen to light it and tap it again to extinguish the flame. Alternatively you can blow, near the microphone, to extinguish the flame. The 'blow' feature can be disabled if you are using the chalice lighter in noisy environments and are having trouble keeping it lit.

All of the Inspirational Words and the Seven Principles can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, and email allowing you to inspire your friends.

By default the app will deliver Timely Words to your notification bar each day. You can disable this feature or change the frequency in the settings menu.

This is a free app developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association for iOS and Android devices.

Unitarian Universalist Association part of our Lifestyle and have average installs from 5000 to 10000. Last Update Aug. 31, 2012. Google play rating is 81.7143. Current verison is 1.1. Actual size 2.0 MB.

Download illuminations-a-uu-app.apk 2.0 MB


Karen Schuster

It's got potential. I enjoy the readings. It would be nice to have it updated with more. It's very user friendly and reasonably easy to find things. What I'm pretty unhappy about is the daily inspiration function. It works for awhile, but then eventually gives you the same words day after day. That's pretty ridiculous. I also thing the addition of the chalice is goofy...

A Google User

A wonderful addition to daily life. The daily nugget of spirituality, scheduled to my needs, has brought a continued sense of faith even during the youth-young adult transition, where so many others lose touch with their UU upbringing. As a young adult from an obscenely long line of UUs, this app has helped fill the gap I was left with following the move off to college. Not to mention how cute and just nice the chalice is, especially with the feature of being able to actually blow out the flame. Overall, one of the most fulfilling apps ever.

A Google User

Overall good I find the chalice lighter a little hokey, but it's cute. I love the daily readings, but I wish they were more easily searchable. A few days ago I read one about the power of words to heal or harm, but then my phone rang and it was gone. Just try a search for the word "words"!! Overall I'm very pleased and look forward to seeing further development and additional readings.

A Google User

Just the coolest thing I'm thrilled to have a UU app. How clever, inspirational, useful, beautiful... Thank you UUA for bringing this to Android!

A Google User

Disappointing As a reasonably tech savvy young adult as well as a lifelong UU. I found myself disappointed with this app as a whole. The one positive feature that it has is the chalice. However the drawbacks are quite numerous. There is not alot of readings, simple/boring presentation, and where it really lost me was the complete lack of any youth or young adult material. As the future of our movement and a huge demographic for something like this it might be wise to include. Poor use of a potentially great platform-adam

A Google User

Works great on my Motorola Droid 2 Thanks ... the app works great. For future releases, it would be nice to have a tie-in to the "find a congregation" info on the UUA web site. It would be very handy for those who travel to have ready access to information about nearby congregations (e.g. their web sites, location info hooked into Google Maps, etc).

William Meyer

Very Good The app functions very well, but the Inspirational Words should be updated, and it needs a feature to keep the phone from sleeping when the chalice is lit.

A Google User

Problem with chalice lighter on Android On my Samsung Stratosphere, the chalice does not stay lit if the "Blow to Extinguish" is selected. When that's off it works fine. I like having the Inspirational Words on my phone!

A Google User

Awesome!! I love having a virtual chalice! Nice that you can blow it out, too. I like the quotes, but think many more choces in the database will improve it.

Angela W

Help! Want to try this app but it wont open! Keep getting a force close over and over. Tried un and reinstalling but same problem

Carrie Snyder

The random inspirational words are the same everyday! The daily inspirational quote has been the same everyday for over a week!

Anjali Jeter

A good start... I've had this on my phone and tablet for a while now and am disappointed with the lack of updates. This has the potential to be a great repository - if only it were updated regularly with new content. Very sad that it hasn't been updated since 2012 - how does Unitarianism expect to appeal to youth if it can't get the medium used by younger people right?

Melinda Iyer

Love the idea, could use some tweaking This is a wonderful idea. I love having the readings available, but the daily message doesn't work; I turn it on and it turns itself off. A move to SD card option would also be very useful.

Amy Ward

Thank you This is a wonderful app and just what I've been searching for!

Alex Blue

Illuminations: Unitarian Universalist App. The best UU app I've ever got.

Cindy Glaze

Necessary app for meetings in uu space No longer have to hunt for a chalice and lighter.

Robert Bacheller

Can't access settings menu on S5 There is no where I can find to access the settings menu on my Galaxy S5. I have seen screenshots of the iOS version, and it should be at the bottom of the main page, but it isn't there on mine. Please fix.

Jonathan Newby

UU Great app, but could use an update.

Brandon Rout

Buggy The inspirational words I get daily are the same every day. They should be different every day like the iOS version.

Adam Slate

Okay, as far as it goes If the UUA wanted to make an app for UUs, I wish they would have integrated some more meaningful content, such as articles from UU World, or even a "find nearby churches" feature. As it stands, it feels like a few things were pulled together just so we'd have an app.

David Board

Fine. Not special. Not what I was hoping for but alright. Could bed better but not bad.

Barry Sanders

I love this app Would get 5 stars if the daily/weekly message were working.

A Google User

Wonderful app. Has come in handy at board meetings, committee meetings, and during spiritual practices at home.

Cory Lynch

Good, but needs to be updated. I like the readings and having the chalice. But I feel like it should be updated with more prayers and more features. When is the next update?

Mackenzie Hatfield-Johnson

Would love new words I use this ap daily! I'd love new material too, and more for personal use versus church/group use. Great ap!

Laura Geilker

Wonderful! I was delighted to find an app for the Unitarian Universalist church! I love getting my daily inspiration reading :)

A Google User

Great app This is packed with features for Unitarian-Universalists. So glad it is finally on the Android.

Kirsten Anderson

Nice for what it is, but... This app provides convenient access to content that's available on the UUA website. The chalice is cute, too. However, it seems that the daily words of inspiration are the same selection EVERY DAY. The app hasn't been updated in forever, so it seems that it's been abandoned. UPDATE PLEASE!

Allegra E Knight

Uninstalling No way to turn off notifications on a Galaxy S5. When that is fixed, I will reinstall.

Perry Lachner

Very complete for nearly any occasion.

Mar Cárdenas-Loutzenhiser

So convenient! I find myself searching this app for ideas for all ocassions.

Sarah Guenther

It has great info, but the daily readings are broken, I get the same one everyday.

A Google User

Perfect in a pinch Love having this when I need something say to begin a gathering of any type where mindfulness is helpful.

A Google User

Great app! Lots of great content and cool features. The chalice lighter is magical!

Diane Lyons

Won't install This app will not on my Android tablet for some reason.

A Google User

Very nice. It's a great app, though the daily inspiration part doesn't work. You guys should make more UU apps.

A Google User

Thanks Thanks for this great UU app!

Katie Abbott

Wonderful I really love this app. Updated readings would make it better. I've encountered some glitches with the daily part of the app - I'd get the same one for weeks on end - but it may have been my phone.

Erik Samys

New to U.U. and the app I'm new to U.U. and this app. So as I keep working with it I'll raise the score. One thing I was slightly disappointed in, in the inspirational words there is a collection for Mother's Day but not one for Father's Day.

Michelle Moore

Needs updating On my older phone the app worked better. With my new one, cannot find Settings to make adjustments. Also, I agree with the many comments for an updated version with new readings and a UU location finder.

Kristina McKinney

Ok I was looking for a chalice light for my phone. It's ok, but there is no way to change appearance or settings on my android phone. If I get flooded with daily words as other reviewers mentioned, I will uninstall.

leslie miller

Problem with favorites! On my old phone I was able to designate favorites for reading that I really liked but when I installed on my new phone it does not give me that option. The main page seems to indicate you can save them to favorites on the reading themselves there is no function to do so. Help! Problem With designating favorites.

Carole G

Settings? It's all right as far as a basic chalice tool. Needs some work. Where is the settings feature?

Barry Sanders

I still like this program and use it every day. Hoping for updated links since the UUA website upgrade.

Heather Broadfoot

Love it! Very good but I've read and reread these words several times. I would love for it to be updated in 2016.

Daniel Laubhan

It crashes too much

Jonathan Colburn

This app offers unsolicited meditations If a user uses the app, an unsolicited meditation appears in the menu bar each day for two or three days after each use. The meditation has to be clicked through to in order to remove it. I feel repulsed by the app's attempt to assert a continuous place in my life instead of being at my beck and call, as an app should be - especially since it's a UU app. Feels too door-to-door creepy to me. Otherwise a great app, but fails to meet baseline expectation of non-advertiser, non-evangelistic behaviour.

Sam Kirkland

Useful when you are searching for inspirational quotes and thought starters for meetings

Michael Stimson

No menu? This was developed for an earlier Android than 6.0 so lacks the "..." button to access the menu. On newer devices, the left context menu button is gone, but this app lacks its own menu button, so there is no way to access the menu or settings. I really hope for an update, which would make it a 5 star app.

Melanie Vick

Enjoy the chalice I love the search feature for the prayers and the ability to light a chalice through the app. Does anyone know how to add prayers to their favorites?

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