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YouVersion Mobile and Web Updates

On April 29, we released YouVersion Mobile. Since that release we have been blown away by the response and the feedback that you have provided! Wow! Thank you all for the encouragement and the great feedback. Our team really appreciates it.

Today, we wanted to let you know we have been busy working on a lot of enhancements with both YouVersion Mobile and YouVersion.com. Here are few of the changes we pushed last night:

YouVersion Mobile:

  • Added KJV and CEV translations
  • Changed and enhanced many pages
  • Improved speed and search results
  • Added ability to change translation on home page
  • Fixed many minor bugs

YouVersion.com:

  • Enhanced and improved speed of search results
  • Fixed many minor bugs

Monday could be a big day for YouVersion. All I am going to say is you might want to stay tuned if you are interested in something big.

Have a great weekend.

YouVersion now available for your Mobile Device!

We are excited to announce YouVersion Mobile. Now, if you have a web enabled cell phone, you have full access to the Bible with 14 different Bible translations.

A few of the key features that we are excited about are the following:

  • Quick Search including Book, Verse, Keyword, and Terms.
  • 14 different translations including: ASV, AMP, ESV, HCSB, NASB, NCV, NIV, NKJV, TNIV, MSG, WEB, LBLA, NBLH, RVA.
  • Daily Reading (One Year Bible)
  • User contributions attributed to scripture verses including text, links and YouTube mobile video.
  • List of 20 recent user contributions.

Don’t wait! Go to http://m.youversion.com from your mobile device now to check out the power of having instant access to the Bible in the palm of your hand.

YouVersion.com Release 8.5

YouVersion Beta R8.5 is live…so check it out now. We are really pleased with the update, and some of the patches. Some of the new features and noticeable fixes include:

  • RSS for the One Year Bible (grab the RSS feed here)
  • Consolidated RSS feed of all of the contributions from who you are following.
  • Profile profile picture.
  • New footer includes current Bible version and the ability to change translations.
  • Almost forgot…fixed many submitted and unsubmitted ”bugs”.

Enjoy, and keep your great feedback coming.

YouVersion.com Release 8.0

The fun doesn’t stop! Check out what we’ve been up to for this release of YouVersion.com.

- Added the CEV (Contemporary English Version) translation

- Added another (125px125p) Bible Search widget – great for blog sidebars!

Search the Bible



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- Many of the bugs you’ve submitted (and that we’ve found) have been fixed.

As always we appreciate your feedback!

YouVersion Release 7.1

Last week, we announced a YouVersion release that included the NIV and new RSS feed options to name a few features. Today, we’re adding even more features in Release 7.1.

We’ve added:

  • The TNIV translation
  • Social Network invite tool (Facebook, MySpace, etc.)
  • A search sidebar widget for websites and blogs

Search the Bible



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If you’re not already, I encourage you to use one of the great sidebar widgets in your blog. You can find a variety of them (including the new search tool) here.

NIV Translation and Many New Features Added

Our digerati team has been cooped up in the dimly lit digerati den cranking out code and features for this new release of YouVersion.com. We are so excited to announce the new features in Beta R7.0.

NIV TRANSLATION
– The NIV translation is now up and live on YouVersion.com! We know how many of you use the NIV and we are very grateful to the IBS for their help!

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We have also added several new features!

Searching
– Search results are now expanded to include Community Results as well as Scripture, so you can see who is talking about the topic you’re interested in!

RSS
– You can now subscribe via RSS to recent contribution feeds. Be the first to know when someone has added content! Even more specifically, if you like what a particular user is contributing, you can also subscribe to his or her RSS contribution feed and be notified when that user publishes new content.

Invite a Friend
– We’ve also made it easier for you to spread the YouVersion love! You can invite your friends to check out YouVersion by easily importing your address book.

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Follow Someone - Following your friends is now all the rage in social networking. Did you know YouVersion has a similar feature? If you find someone you think is interesting on YouVersion, simply follow them. You’ll be able to easily access their public contributions, see their tags and starred verses.

Follow ImageYouVersion.com today to check out the new updates! And while you’re there, invite some friends!

YouVersion Beta R6.5

YouVersion Beta R6.5 is live, and you can now enjoy the goodness. Why you might be asking is this 6.5 and not R7? Well, it is actually not a full release, it is a release update or a release patch. Most of the updates you can see are highly focused around fixing many Internet Explorer 6 bugs and display challenges.

However, there are a few nice bonuses. R6.5 does clean up your account pages, and your account edit pages. We also added a great way to share YouVersion with you friends, you can simply go to YouVersion.com/share.php
to see more. But, the biggest bonus is we added the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB).

Enjoy Beta R6.5. Let us know what you think.

YouVersion Beta R6

10 days until Christmas and the YouVersion development team is still crankin’ it out…They are like little elves in Santa’s work shop. I walked into the “workshop” the other day to learn this little tidbit.

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” -Buddy the Elf.

Anyway, I wanted to share with you another new release…R6 is here. Some of the noticeable fixes and new features include:

Enjoy Beta Release 6, and look for more to come soon! Don’t forget to send us your feedback and thoughts. We love hearing from you guys and gals.

YouVersion Beta R5

So here we are…two weeks from the last blog post and we have another new release. I am pleased to announce YouVersion Beta R5! Some of the noticeable fixes and new features include:

  • Vimeo video support- now contribute your videos located in your Vimeo account.
  • Edit/Delete- now you have the ability to Edit your text and link contributions or Delete any of your contributions.
  • New Dashboard and Sign Up pages.
  • Some other really nice little touches I am sure you will see.

I say this every time, but I really do mean it… your feedback and thoughts have been great, so keep them coming. Here is some insiders info, the next few weeks will be dedicated to installing many additional Bible translations. See, we are listening to your feedback!

YouVersion Beta R4

Beta R4 is now live and available for your viewing pleasure. This release has some really cool new features that I think you will enjoy. Some of the noticeable fixes and new features include:

  • Dashboard- quickly view new contributions and new users.
  • Flickr support- now contribute your images located in your Flickr account.
  • Content rankings- user contributions are now weighted based on ratings, etc.
  • 1 year Bible reading plan- the first of many Bible reading plans.
  • And as always…fixed many submitted and unsubmitted”bugs”.

In the past few weeks literally thousands and thousands of new users have joined YouVersion and provided some amazing feedback. We are continuing to work hard improving YouVersion and adding new features and functionality. Please don’t hesitate to give us your feedback or ideas…we have received some awesome ideas!

Enjoy Beta R4!

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