Thanks for being a part of the YouVersion community! After many requests we are excited to announce the release of NLT – New Living Translation on YouVersion.com, along with GOD’S WORD Translation (GW), and Reina-Valera Antigua an addition to the available Spanish translations. To make your time online even more valuable, here’s a handy tip: pick your favorite version of the Bible and make it your default in YouVersion. We offer 40 translations with 22 different languages represented, so try out a few and choose the one that hits home.
We hope YouVersion is a daily destination where you find ongoing inspiration in God’s word and community with others. Please be sure to share what you’re learning along the way so we can all grow together!
Annoucing the Blackberry Bible App [powered by Youversion.com] is now out of beta and into version 1.0!
Biggest UI change is an upgrade to a more elegant design, while also integrating sleek carousel navigation in the interface. Other features include the ability to email verse to a friend, view contributions from YouVersion users and compatibility with a wider range of Blackberry handsets. Models included in this update are: 9000, 87xx, 88xx, 83xx, 8220, 7130, 81xx… Look for the Storm compatible Bible App coming soon.
Below are some screenshots of the new look! Go here to download new update (Blackberry OS v. 4.2.1 or higher required).
Attention Blogosphere: You can now link scripture references directly to YouVersion from your blogposts, with the option to have a text bubble within the post of the scripture itself. For instance:
You have the option in your wordpress admin to enable the text bubble or just have a straight link to YouVersion. Text bubble is limited to public domain translations, so if you disable the text bubble in the plugin’s administration page you have the ability to link to any available translation on YouVersion. You also have the option to change bubble color. So go check it out!! Download the YouVersion plugin, and then upload it into your plugin folder in your wordpress account.
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!
YouVersion Link Tool
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:
Just type in the verse, select the translation, and hit the go button. Underneath the search bar you are given the web url, the mobile url, and the verse itself. The new link tool can be found on the footer of YouVersion.com and can also be accessed at http://www.youversion.com/linktool
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!
Today we officially launched the first YouVersion.com Google Gadget. If you find yourself using the very useful igoogle.com interface take a minute and install the gadget.
We are very excited about some upcoming features that are going to hit YouVersion.com, our Mobile site at http://m.youversion.com and the iPhone Bible App.
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!