Today we pushed a new update to the Apple iTunes Store for approval. Version 2.1 is really laying a great foundation for a huge release coming in just a few weeks…more about those details in a few days. Anyway, we wanted you to know about what is coming, and what you can expect to see in version 2.1.
What’s New In Version 2.1:
- Optimized for iPhone OS 3.0
- Nueva Version Internacional translation
- Tweet verse now includes 140 characters of verse
- Updated Live, improved details in emailing notes
- Improved memory management
- Fixed CUV translation issue
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If you need some new reasons to love YouVersion we’ve announced several this week!
- New Spanish Bible Traslation: Nueva Version Internacional
- YouVersion for BlackBerry now in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German and French
- YouVersion for Android Update!
- The Bible Lands on Droid!
To share why you love YouVersion head on over to our Facebook page and let us know!
People who speak Spanish have a great new option for reading the Bible online and on the go. The Nueva Version Internacional is the latest addition to the growing list of translations on YouVersion. As the number of Hispanic YouVersion users continues to increase, we’re especially excited about launching the NVI.
You can find the new version on YouVersion.com, the mobile version of YouVersion, and every mobile Bible application that’s powered by YouVersion, including the Bible app for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. We’re thankful to Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society) for their generosity in making the NVI available on YouVersion.
If you have Spanish-speaking friends or family, now is a great time to tell them about YouVersion and the addition of the NVI translation!
YouVersion features Bible translations in 41 different versions and 21 languages, and now BlackBerry users around the world can enjoy new language options for the app itself. We’re extending the global reach for the Bible App to Portuguese, Spanish, German, and French, in addition to English. These languages are localized into the app, which means all the buttons, menus, and settings will be in the language you choose.
You can have access to these languages, as well as some important bug fixes and improved stability, by updating to version 2.04 inside the Bible app or by going to http://youversion.com/bb.
More than 990 million people worldwide are speaking these five languages, and we’re excited to see what God does as BlackBerry users in these areas have increased access to the Bible.
Good news for all of our Android users, we’ve just pushed a YouVersion Bible update with plenty of new fixes. Here is a list of the updates in version 1.1:
- HTC Tattoo support. QVGA Resolution (240 × 320)
- Speed enhancements throughout the application.
- The Bible app now scrolls to the proper verse when searching.
- Updated the Profile Picture to match YouVersion.com
- Many fixes to improve stability and reduce crashing of the app.
If you haven’t gotten the release check for updates on your Android device (in the status bar notifications) or go straight to http://youversion.com/download for the new update!
Today is the highly expected launch of the Verizon Droid. It is the first device with Android 2.0 (Google’s mobile operating system), has a flip out Keyboard and has even been compared to Apple’s iPhone device by several bloggers (TechCrunch, Mashable, cnet).
Well as the new Droid launches we would also like to let everyone know that YouVersion Bible app is now available for mobile phones running Android! Just go to http://youversion.com/download and you will be directed from your Android phone to the free Bible app powered by YouVersion.
For those of you already using an Android device, or looking at making the change to Verizon’s Droid, what gets you most excited about the platform? Let us know over at http://facebook.com/youversion!
(The Bible for Android works on all Android devices such as the Hero from Sprint, the T-Mobile myTouch and CLIQ)
We are excited to announce the debut of the YouVersion Bible App for the Android Mobile Phone…also know as the Google Phone. Users of the Android Mobile Phone can download it now for free from Google’s built-in App Store called Market Place. The Bible App, which is also available for Blackberry, iPhone, and web-enabled mobile phones, includes many of the features you’re familiar with from YouVersion.com, like the reader, search, daily reading, bookmarking, and user contributions. Here’s a quick look:
You can choose from 40 different translations and 21 languages in the Bible App. Now, the ease of use you’ve come to expect from YouVersion.com is at your fingertips on your Android Mobile phone. Explore Scripture, expand your perspective, and experience community—all for free—by downloading the Bible App today.
- In YouVersion Groups you can now transfer Group Ownership from one account to another.
- Users can now leave a Group they’ve joined.
- Several fixes to search bugs when searching for Events
- And we’ve continued to make the site simpler and easier to use in the new Groups and Events areas.
We also just released the second “Why do you Love YouVersion?” video on our Facebook Page, be sure to check it out and leave a comment!