Celebrating 5 Years of the Bible App: Thank You

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us,
to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

Ephesians 3:20, New Living Translation

Engagement

A Simple App. When Apple opened its App Store on July 10, 2008, YouVersion’s Bible App™ for iOS was there, one of only 200 free apps. No one knew if that experiment would even work, let alone what impact apps and smartphones might one day have on our lives. With the App Store passing 50 billion app downloads in May this year, it’s clear we’re just beginning to see what’s possible.

Engaging with God’s Word. YouVersion didn’t stop there, of course. We made the Bible App for every popular platform we could: BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone—even Palm OS! Then we just kept going, building the Bible App for international platforms like Java, Symbian, and mobile users in general. We wanted to make it easy and free to get the Bible, so more people than ever could experience it for themselves. And today we’re more focused than ever on helping as many people as possible daily engage with God’s Word.

A Team of Millions. As word began spreading about what God was up to, Bible publishers and societies, churches, and other partners joined in, generously sharing resources. As those collaborations began to bear fruit, the YouVersion community erupted into a worldwide movement. Now, hundreds of passionate people in many countries and languages are volunteering their God-given gifts to help get the Bible into even more people’s hands…and hearts.

Changing the World. With more than 500 Bible versions in more than 300 languages, the Bible App today represents the single largest digital Bible community in the world. And you are the difference. Click the image at right to see just a snapshot of how you are changing the world, ways that you are helping make this the most Bible-engaged generation in history.

We’re just getting started. While it’s extraordinary to think of the Bible App on 100 million smartphones and tablets, more than 7 billion people share this planet with us. In the coming months, we’ll bring you several exciting new announcements: features, partnerships, plans, and tools that will help people engage more with the Bible than ever before. We can’t say, “Thank you,” enough for all that you’ve already done. And we can’t even guess what God is going to do—more than we can ask, think, or imagine. But we do know this much:

It STARTS with 100 million.

100 Million Reasons to Celebrate

God is up to something amazing…

The Bible App has reached 100 MILLION installs
on smartphones and tablets around the world!

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The goal to reach 100 million by July 10 wasn’t reasonable. We knew something extraordinary would have to happen for us to get here…and it did. You, the incredible YouVersion community, responded in a huge way. We didn’t just hit our target—we beat it by a few days. Thank you!

YouVersion represents a global coalition of people passionate about helping others engage with God’s Word. To all of the Bible societies and Bible publishers, churches, pastors, and volunteers: thank you for your generosity!

What’s most exciting about this milestone is what it represents: today people are interacting with the Bible on a scale we’ve never witnessed before. It’s awe-inspiring to see what God is doing.

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And we believe this is just the beginning. It starts with 100 million. What would it look like if more than 1 billion people could access God’s Word, anytime, anywhere, and in any language?

Let’s find out together. Ours could truly be the most Bible-engaged generation in history!

 

Giveaways Continue As Bible App Moves Closer to 100 Million Installs

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 9.41.18 AMWith one week to go before our fifth anniversary on July 10, the YouVersion community is sharing the Bible App in historic ways. With less than one million installs to go until we pass 100 million installs, there is a high level of excitement all around. And today, we are ready to give away two more iPad minis:

This week’s winner are YouVersion users:

 Frank M. (FrankMCJR)   and  Steven L. (stevenl1977)

You can take part in this world-changing revolution. And you can be entered to win next week’s iPad mini. It’s easy! Simply share the Bible App right now by opening up the Bible App, tapping the Share section of the menu, and then share away! The more times you share, and the more people you share with, the more opportunities you will have to win. More importantly, God’s Word has the power to change a life, a family, even an entire community…just as it changed yours.

*Certain restrictions apply. Not all prizes are available to be shipped to all countries and all territories.