Bypassing app stores

Google and Amazon would like to be the only places you get apps from: Google through Google Play and Amazon through the Amazon Appstore. But it isn't that easy. Not all device manufacturers have a licence for Google Play, and although the Amazon Appstore is available on every Kindle Fire, and can be downloaded on every Android device, Amazon have decided to sell apps in only a handful of countries.

If you want the Catholic Calendar app, this page will tell you how to get it and install it.

If you want the Universalis app, get the Catholic Calendar app and use it for a month. It has exactly the same features as the Universalis app. Once you are absolutely sure that Catholic Calendar works on your device and it is what you want, get a registration code (instructions are here) and enter the code into the app (instructions are here). Once you have a registration code, you can also install Universalis onto your computer and on any other compatible devices you may have.

To get the app

Click here to download

Once the download has completed, look in your Downloads folder. You will see a file called app-Calendar-bare-release.apk, about 20 MB in size.

Tap on that file to install Catholic Calendar.

Application updates

The app stores automatically download and install updates. If you bypass the app stores, this does not happen and there is no way to find out when a new version is available. All we can suggest is to reinstall every 6 months or so to get the latest bug fixes and updates.