This afternoon we pushed a new update for the Blackberry Bible App powered by YouVersion. This update includes:
Hot Keys - for quick chapter advance
Share - share verses with friends
Better UI - a more stylized user interface and icons
Book List – for easy scrolling and searching.
We are excited to get this update out to all of our Blackberry users, and we are continuing to improve this app with more improvements to come in the next few weeks. You can get the Blackberry download Here. Enjoy!
This new tool allows you to link to specific verses in YouVersion via a shortened url, useful for twitter posts, emails, and blog posts. It also gives you the ability to link to specific verses on the m.youversion.com site. Below is an example of the url’s generated from a search for Matt 5:12:
Stop what you are doing, check out the App Store on your iPhone, and download version 1.6!! We are very excited about this update as it offers you the ability to bookmark your favorite verses, which has been one of the most requested features on our feedback page. We also have improved the translations page giving it a new look with alphabetical scrolling and nifty sidebar shortcut (much like the contact scrolling on the iPhone).
We have also fixed some minor bugs and are continuing to add languages and translations for your specific taste! Enjoy version 1.6 and keep us in the loop on any requests, bug reports and comments on our feedback page!
Version 1.5 has been pushed to the iTunes App Store! Go get your FREE update Today!
Version 1.5 has some small tweaks including improved searching, more translations, and some refinement on the appearance. We also fixed a few offline bugs, specifically the ‘tunnel affect’ which happens when someone is on an online translation and goes through a patch of no-connectivity (tunnel). Before this crashed the app, now it will give you an option to pick a offline translation. This along with some other fixes should make your iPhone Bible reading experience much smoother.
We want you feedback, any suggestions, bugs, or ideas can go here. Enjoy!
In April we released YouVersion Mobile…in July we launched the iPhone Bible App…and today we’re excited to announce a new Bible App for the Blackberry.
As we’ve been working on the enhancement of YouVersion.com, many of you let us know that you’d like a Blackberry App that took you directly to YouVersion Mobile. Today, you have your wish!
Here are a few ways you can enjoy the Bible App for the Blackberry:
- Use the reader to study any part of Scripture—the entire Bible is at your fingertips.
- Take your pick from 35 different translations available in 19 different languages.
- Search the entire Bible for a word, phrase, or verse, and you’ll get your results in seconds.
- The One-Year Reading Plan provides daily selections to keep you on track when you’re on the go.
- Learn from others by checking out recent contribs.
Over the past few months we’ve been overwhelmed by the response and the feedback that you’ve provided for the iPhone Bible App and Youversion.com, with more than 365,000 iPhone Bible App unique users and the equivalent of 105+ years of time spent in the Bible. Wow!
Thank you all for the encouragement and the great feedback. Our team really appreciates it, as our desire is to see the world engage with Bible, whatever the medium.
Today the iPhone Bible App v1.2 launched and we are thrilled to announce all the new features it offers! Here are a few worth mentioning:
+ Localization: the application now is localized to English (en), Spanish (es), French (fr), and German (de). + New Translations: Svenska 1917 (sv), Elberfelder Bibel, Luher Bible 1545 (de) Louis Segond (fr) Chinese Union Version Traditional (zh-hans) Bulgaria 1940 (bg) Statenvertaling (nl) Finnish 1938 (fi) KAjroli 1590 (hu) Terjemahan Baru (id) Det Norsk Bibelselskap 1930 (no) Joao Ferreir de Almeida Atualizada (pt) Romanian Cornilescu 1928 (ro) Russian Synodal Version (ru) + Book divisions: the books area is separated into key sections. + Share: you can now simply share a verse with a friend via email, and also notify a friend about the application. + Settings: within the settings area, you can change your font size in the Bible reader, and adjust to a low light version for simple reading in a dark place. + Improved user interface + Many bug fixes and improvements.
Finally, OFFLINE!!!!.….Oops…we messed up. You can get a sneak peak in your setting area, but offline is not quite ready yet. Frankly, we pushed out some code out on accident…but take that as a hint that offline is coming, really, really soon!
We’re pleased to announce new Bible translations and additional languages for YouVersion.com, YouVersion mobile, and the upcoming 1.2v Bible App for iPhone. Seeing the message of Christ reach all ends of the Earth is a core passion at LifeChurch.tv, and it’s exciting to watch the YouVersion.com community become increasingly global.
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Added 4 translations including: Holman Christian Standard Bible HCSB (English), Elberfelder Bibel (German), Louis Segond (French), and Chinese Union Version Simplified. Added new features including the translation strip (allows translations to be easily changed) and made the tab bar customizable. Several bug fixes including occasional connectivity problems with EDGE, 3G, and Wifi networks.
We are aggressively adding features and developing the iPhone Bible Application. Just a few things you can look forward to in the near future is: Offline availability, share verses with a friend, language localization, and much more
We’re excited to announce the debut of the Bible App for the iPhone, powered by YouVersion. This revolutionary online Bible now fits in the palm of your hand, allowing you to access the content that’s most meaningful to you no matter where you are. Users of the iPhone and iPod Touch can download it now for free from Apple’s built-in App Store.
The Bible App includes many of the features from YouVersion mobile, but enhances the user’s experience by taking advantage of the iPhone’s multi-touch interface.
Here’s a video that shows you the Bible App in action and points out a few key features:
These screen shots show you what users can expect from the Bible App.
Reader: As you read, you can easily scroll through the chapter with a simple upward or downward flick of your finger. In the navigation bar area, you’ll find buttons to move forward or back a chapter. When you’re done reading and close out the application, it will automatically save your last spot in the Bible view and this will be your starting point the next time you start up the Bible application.
Daily Read: The One-Year Reading Plan provides daily selections to keep you on track with your Bible reading when you’re on the go.
User Contributions: Since the Bible application is powered by YouVersion.com, you are only a few taps away from an online community of people experiencing the Bible in a new way. Expand your perspective by checking out relevant notes, video, images, and links users have contributed—just tap the number next to the verse. You can also tap the Contribs icon located in the tab bar to view a list of recently shared items.
Search: Search the entire Bible for a word, phrase, or verse, and you’ll get your results in seconds. It’s never been easier to find your way around the Bible!
There are 15 different translations (including Spanish versions) available in the Bible App. You can pick your favorite and make it your default.
Now, the ease of use you’ve come to expect from YouVersion is at your fingertips. Explore Scripture, expand your perspective, and experience community—all for free—by downloading the Bible App today.