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YouVersion Now Available on Android!

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 Android Market. 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:

Android Views

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.

WordPress YouVersion Plug-in Now Available

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:

[youversion]Matthew 5:1-8[/youversion]

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.

iPhone Bible App version 1.5

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!

iPhone Bible App 1.4 has launched!

Don’t wait…the iPhone Bible App v1.4 is now available in the Apple App Store. We also have GREAT news….. The app is still FREE!

New features include improved scripture formating as well as Korean and Italian translations. If you were counting, we now have 35 online Translations in 19 different languages. In v1.4 we improved how to select and manage your Offline Translations. We also radically improved online and offline search, as well as integrating web browsing within the App.

Enjoy 1.4, and stay tuned. v1.5 is right around the corner and our international users will be very happy!

Download v1.4

YouVersion Update

Last night we pushed a new update for YouVersion, this is a robust update with added translations, multiple bug fixes, and interactive note capabilities within the Bible Reader.   In addition to the bug fixes, we are excited to announce these new translations:  Contemporary English Version (CEV); New English Translation (NET); Italian Riveduta (1927); Korean Revised Version; and many others.

In the launch of the NET Bible translation, we have also included over 60,932 translators’ notes!  The Net Bible (Bible.org) was completed by more than 25 scholars, who worked directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.  bubble style notes directly in Bible Reader

Translators’ notes can be seen directly in the reader as a notes bubble opens when you hover over a link.  Each bubble contains major interpretive options and alternative translations for the highlighted text.

Check out YouVersion.com!  Browse the new translations, use the daily reading plan, contribute you thoughts, links, photos, and videos!

We also have a new support page, where you can get all your questions answered, give ideas and requests, and report bugs.  All found in one place at help.youversion.com.

Coming soon: Your Webcam and Your Audio!

iPhone Bible App 1.3 now available in iTunes

Check it out! iPhone Bible App Version 1.3 launched this morning in iTunes app store. New features include offline access to multiple translations in Airplane mode, or anytime! Available Offline Translations include: ASV, KJV, WEB, RVES, ELB, DELUT, LSG, CUVS, CUV, BG1940, SV1750, FINPR, KAR, IDBAR, NORSK, AA, RMNN, and RURSV.

Plus a new Reader format that supports section headers, paragraphs, and red letters. Also included in the version 1.3 – smoother scrolling in the reader; improved translations area; and bug fixes through out the app! Go to iTunes today and download version 1.3 of the YouVersion iPhone Bible App!

Coming Soon

We are working feverishly to make available more translations in the offline mode, we are also continuing to broaden the number of Bible translations in English and many more languages.

YouVersion…31 Bible Translations…16 languages…1 amazing community!

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.

So…with that…Welcome…Bienvenido…Willkommen…Bienvenue…Välkommen…欢迎…歡迎…Добре дошли…Velkommen…Tervetuloa…Csikszem…Menyambut dengan gembira…Velkommen…Bem-vindo…Bun venit…Добро!!!

YouVersion iPhone Bible App 1.1 Update

As many of you know we recently launched YouVersion on the iPhone. Today, we would like to draw your attention to the 1.1 update that Apple released through the iTunes Application Store.

Bible App 1.1 Update Notes

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.

Coming Soon

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

YouVersion adds German, French and Chinese Translations

We are excited to tell you that we added 3 new Bible translations… Elberfelder Bibel (German), Louis Segond (French), and Chinese Union Version Simplified. With these additions, YouVersion now serves 5 different languages.

Additionally, today we added member search. Now you can simply search the entire YouVersion system to find your friends, family or co-workers. It is as easy a logging in, clicking Profile and using the member search tool.

You spoke, and we listened! Now, our search is better, faster, more advanced…..and easier to use! Many of you kept asking for an easy way to copy and paste scripture from YouVersion to your blog, a document, etc. Now you can!

Now you can easily copy and paste scripture from YouVersion as well share scripture from your search via email. We are excited about these updates, and excited about all the great feedback that we continue to receive. Look for more updates coming soon to the YouVersion Bible App for iPhone as well as more updates coming to YouVersion.

Thanks for using YouVersion and keep your great feedback coming.

YouVersion Now Available on iPhone

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.

ReaderReader: 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

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.

ContribsUser 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: 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.

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