NW (New World) Publisher app

NW Publisher is a free Apple iOS, Google Android and Amazon app that can be installed on all publishers phones and tablets.

It allows publishers to see upcoming Christian Life and Ministry meeting & Public Talk assignments, Reserve Public Witnessing, submit Field Service Reports, see upcoming Duties and Maintenance tasks, and much, much more!

About the NW Publisher app

The NW Publisher app allows publishers to:

IMPORTANT: This is NOT an official app of Jehovah’s Witnesses and does not replace any official app. This app does not contain any misleading information, does not contain any ‘spiritual food’ and does not gather any personal data from users. All data inside this App comes from the local congregation only. Just as Skype & Zoom apps help Jehovah’s Witnesses hold digital meetings, this app helps publishers digitally receive information from the local congregation.

After viewing the video “choose your apps wisely”, some publishers have incorrectly concluded that we should only install apps or visit websites that are officially provided by the organisation. The video did not say this. This is both unreasonable and impossible. Instead the video actually stated that we should be ‘cautious about using apps or visiting websites not provided by the organization’. This is wise, and is something each Christian should use their bible trained conscience to do. (see w14 7/15 14)

Enable NW Publisher app

Note: Before enabling the NW Publisher app, please ensure you understand how the App works, how to setup and how to solve any problems. We are unable to offer individual support for publishers.

  1. Open JW Scheduler
  2. Click App
  3. Click Enable NW Publisher app
  4. Click Send App Data
  5. Click Prepare and Send
  6. The App has now been enabled!
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How Publishers Connect to NW Publisher app

  • Note: The NW Publisher app is designed for congregation publishers and CLM students only. Non-publishers, disfellowshipped or moved publishers cannot use the app.
  1. Ask the publisher to download NW Publisher app on their mobile device. They can do this by:
  2. Give each publisher the following information:
    • Congregation ID
      • Note: This is found under App Summary
    • Congregation PIN
      • Note: This is found under App Summary
    • Person PIN
    • First name
  3. Using this information, the publisher can open the app on their device and connect to your congregation. It is very simple. Please see NW Publisher app Help for more information.
    • Note: We cannot give support to individual Publishers. Publishers should receive technical support and training from their local elders or by visiting the NW Publisher app website.
  4. Alternatively, you can use the Quick Step Send Invitation Email to Not Connected App Persons to provide publishers with instructions and the above information.

App Summary

The App Summary lists a brief summary of the App usage in your congregation, and includes the following:

  • Congregation ID. This is used by publishers to connect to the App.
  • Congregation PIN. This is used by publishers to connection to the App.
  • App Persons. The total number of publishers in your congregation who can potentially connect to the App.
  • Connected. The number of publishers who have already connected to the App.
  • Delegated. The number of publishers who have their App access delegated to someone else.
  • Not Connected. The total number of publishers who have not yet connected, and are not delegated.
  • Send Invitation Email to Not Connected App Persons Quick Step. Can be used to provide publishers with instructions and the information about how to connect to the app.
  • Latest App Version. The number of publishers who are using the latest App version.
    • Note: The latest App version is also shown in brackets. See Downloading the App for more information.
  • Old App Version. The number of persons who are using an older App version.
    • Note: Elders should please ensure all publishers update to the latest version as soon as practical. If publishers have installed the App via an App Store, this is usually automatic.

App Features

App Features allows you to enable or disable the various NW Publisher app features.

Please see App Features for more information.

App Logs

The App Logs button will show a recent activity Log of who sent data to the NW Publisher app. It can be used to diagnose app data problems. You should always check the App Log when diagnosing problems.

NW Publisher app iOS & Android App Logs

Change PIN

The Change PIN button will change the Congregation App PIN to another randomly generated 6-digit number. The Congregation PIN is used by congregation publishers when connecting to your congregation, so be sure to tell publishers the new PIN.

  • Important: As your Congregation PIN is also used to encrypt app data, all persons will need to Disconnect and reconnect to your congregation using the new Congregation PIN.

Disable App

The Disable App button will disable the app for your congregation. This means no publishers will be able to use the NW Publisher app.

Add, Edit or Remove Persons

Please see App Persons

Send Data to the App

Please see Send App Data

Receive Data from the App

Please see Receive App Data

Notifications & Reminders

Notifications

Reminders

Reminders are automatically generated based on the Settings of the publisher, which can be adjusted or disabled by the publisher in the App Settings.

There is no way to manually create a reminder and we do not plan on adding this feature.

The default Reminder settings are:

Submit Field Service Report

  • Reminder to submit their report on the 1st of the new month at 7pm.
  • Another Reminder to submit their report on the 8th of the month. (If not already submitted)
  • Final Reminder to submit their report on the 15th of the month. (If not already submitted)

Assignments

  • Initial Reminder 7 days before any upcoming Assignment.
  • Final Reminder 24 hours before any upcoming Assignment.

Duties

  • Initial Reminder 1 day before any upcoming Assignment.
  • Final Reminder 1 hour before any upcoming Assignment.

Congregation Events

  • Initial Reminder 7 days before any upcoming Event.
  • Final Reminder 24 hours before any upcoming Event.
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