The WebOS platform was recently acquired by HP, and we’ve been working on some plans for the mobile operating system ourselves. Today we’re releasing a new, fully native Bible app that will make YouVersion’s mobile Bible available to millions more people around the world. We also happen to think it’s the most enjoyable mobile Bible reading experience in the world! Let’s jump into the good stuff…
Improved Bible Reader
● Select and interact with multiple Bible verses at one time.
● Load chapters and navigate the Bible faster and with less load time.
● View text in 5 different size options.
● Read the Bible in portrait or landscape mode with the flick of your wrist.
● Search the Bible for keywords or Bible references more quickly than ever right inside the Bible reader.
More Options for Interacting with Bible Verses
● Share Bible verses with your friends on Facebook and Twitter quickly through the new Connections you have tied to your YouVersion account. (Read more about YouVersion Connections.)
● Share Bible verses with anyone via SMS (text message) and email to encourage someone privately.
● Bookmark multiple verses at one time.
● Create a new tag for your selected verses to group verses by shared topics or ideas.
● Create a new contribution about your selected verses to share your thoughts with the broader YouVersion community.
● View contributions (your own or others’) for the selected verses to get new perspective on that passage or see if yours has changed from when you first posted it.
Automatic Sync With YouVersion.com
This new WebOS app will be the first of our mobile Bible apps to automatically sync your YouVersion activity and data between YouVersion.com and your mobile Bible app. Right now, bookmarks and reading plans are the only two pieces of data that are synced both ways (to YouVersion and back to the device), but more syncing is coming very, very soon.
Reading Plans are Different in this App
● Quickly and easily jump to missed days in the past or skip ahead to future reading selections with a mobile version of the Reading Plan Calendar we introduced on YouVersion.com recently. (Read more about the Reading Plan Calendar.)
● Use the main Bible reader to read your day’s selections so you have full interaction with Bible verses. (We added a simple navigation footer to the main reader when reading your day’s selections so you can quickly navigate within your reading plan selections.)
● Share your reading plan with your friends on Facebook and Twitter or through SMS (text message) or email.
There are plenty more “featurettes” like low-light mode for the whole app, 100% integration with YouVersion Connections, and many consolidated views for faster navigation, but you can encounter those fun little gems on your own.
And the best news of all is that it’s ready for you to download right now in the App Catalog!
We hope you enjoy the new WebOS Bible app. Don’t forget to share the app with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. And if you’re the social networking type, let us know what you think of the app on Twitter (@YouVersion) or Facebook (http://facebook.com/youversion).