Send App Data

Unlike Congregation Sharing, new assignments, duties, schedules or any other updates made in New World Scheduler are not automatically sent to the NW Publisher app. All data must be sent manually by the person who created it.

If there is any app data waiting to send, it will be indicated by a red alert next to both the App and Send App Data buttons.

To Send App Data, click App > Send App Data

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It is strongly recommend to send any app data before closing New World Scheduler.

  • Note: It is not possible to send changes to the App that someone else made. The brother responsible for creating or updating a schedule is also responsible for sending this data to the app.
  • Note: Any brother who needs to Send App Data must be given User Access – NW Publisher app – View or Edit access. Please see User Access for more information.
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Send Data to the App

When NW Publisher app data is created, updated or removed, it is added to the App Data to Send list. This must then be sent manually to the App.

  • E.G. changing app settings, adding new persons, assignments, duties, updating Congregation Events, submitting congregation Field Service data, etc, all must be send to the app.

When you Send data to the App, two things happen:

  • App Data is sent to ALL devices who should see the data
  • Notifications are sent to SOME devices, depending on their settings and connection status. See Notifications sub-heading below.

Prepare & Send (faster)

  1. Click App > Send App Data
  2. Click Prepare & Send button
  3. All app data and any App Notifications will then be sent to the app.
    • Note: See the App Log for detailed information.

First Prepare, then Send (slower)

  1. Click App > Send App Data
  2. Under Data to Send, select the data type you wish to send to the App.
    • Note: Data must have a Count of more than 0 to be sent.
    • Note: You can selected multiple data types at once.
  3. Click Prepare. This will prepare the data and generate a list of Notifications.
    • Note: Some data types do not generate Notifications, e.g. Meeting or Field Service Schedules. Additionally, Notifications are only generated for devices that have connected and have notifications enabled.
    • Note: Even if a notification isn’t sent, the data is still sent!
  4. Check the Notifications and Remove any you don’t wish to send.
    • Note: See Notifications sub-heading below.
    • Note: Click Remove All to remove all notifications.
    • Note: Sometimes there will not be any notifications, depending on what data is being sent. This is normal.
  5. Click Send
  6. The data and any Notifications will then be sent to the App.
    • Note: See the App Log for detailed information.

App Notifications

Before sending data to the App, you must first click Prepare. This will prepare the data and separately create a list of Notifications that will be sent with the data.

Notifications are generated when an Event, Announcement, Assignment or Duty is created, updated or removed. There is no way to manually create notifications.

Notifications are sent to the following mobile devices:

  • Device is using the latest version of NW Publisher
  • Device has already connected to the congregation and identified person.
  • Device has not disabled Notifications.
  • Device is not an Amazon or Huawei device. These devices cannot receive notifications as they don’t support Google Services.
  • Data type affects that device, e.g. congregation-wide announcement, or their CLM Assignment.
  • You have not manually Removed the notification or clicked Removed All

In the NW Publisher app Settings, publishers can choose to separately disable Congregation Notifications (including Events, Announcements and Person Information Check requests) and Schedule Notifications (including CLM Assignments, Weekend Assignments and Duties).

We recommend elders encourage publishers not to disable notifications. However elders should be careful not to send too many changes and updates, thus annoying publishers.

Even if publishers do not receive a notification, they still will receive the appropriate App data.

Disabling Notifications

In the NW Publisher App Settings, publishers can choose to disable Congregation Notifications (including Events, Announcements and Person Contact Information Check requests) and/or Schedule Notifications (including CLM Assignments, Weekend Assignments and Duties).

We recommend elders encourage publishers not to disable notifications. However elders should be careful not to send too many changes and updates, thus annoying publishers and forcing them to disabled notifications.

If a publisher chooses to Disable Notifications, there is no way to send them a notification, they must manually open NW Publisher to see new Events, Announcements, Assignments and Duties.

Common Questions and Problems

Please carefully re-read the sections Send Data to the App and Notifications above.

Clicking prepare will prepare the data and generate a list of Notifications.

Notifications are only sent to the following mobile devices:

  • Device is using NW Publisher App 1.2.8 or greater
  • Device has already connected to the congregation and identified person.
  • Device has not disabled Notifications.
  • Device is not an Amazon or Huawei device. These devices cannot receive notifications as they don’t support Google Services.
  • Data type affects that device, e.g. congregation-wide announcement, or their CLM Assignment.
  • You have not manually Removed the notification or clicked Removed All

Even if a notification isn’t sent, the data is obviously still sent.

Please carefully re-read the sections Send Data to the App and Notifications above.

Clicking prepare will prepare the data and generate a list of Notifications.

Notifications are only sent to the following mobile devices:

  • Device is using JWS Publisher App 1.2.8 or greater
  • Device has already connected to the congregation and identified member.
  • Device has not disabled Notifications.
  • Device is not an Amazon or Huawei device. These devices cannot receive notifications as they don’t support Google Services.
  • Data type affects that device, e.g. congregation-wide announcement, or their CLM Assignment.
  • You have not manually Removed the notification or clicked Removed All

Even if a notification isn’t sent, the data is obviously still sent.

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