We’re thrilled to announce The Bible App for Kids is almost here!
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Thursday, November 28
That’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.—which we hope will present you with many opportunities for sharing as you enjoy time together with family and friends.
The Bible App for Kids will introduce:
- Kid-friendly navigation
- Touch-activated animations
- Engaging content that introduces kids to the big story of the Bible
- Experiences designed to encourage kids to return again and again
Sign up and be alerted when the Bible App for Kids is available.
We rewrote the Bible App for BlackBerry from scratch. Now the best version we’ve ever offered on this platform, the Bible App works on all BlackBerry 10 devices—like the Z10 and the Q10! Available for immediate download from BlackBerry World, the Bible App for Blackberry brings you all of the best features YouVersion has to offer:
With more than 600 Bible versions in 375+ languages, find the exact version that’s right for you. Many are even available for you to download to your device—free. So you can read even when you don’t have a reliable network connection.
Audio Bibles read God’s Word to you as you do other things—exercising, working, traveling, even reading along!
More than 600 Reading Plans help you connect with God’s Word every day. Devotionals, topical plans, whole-Bible plans, and partial-Bible plans—with many available in several languages!
Highlights let you mark passages with custom colors—just like your paper Bible!
Private Notes let you capture your thoughts and feeling about passages for yourself, or you can use Public Notes to share them with friends.
Sharing is even easier, with more choices than ever: BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, Google Talk/Hangouts—even NFC, for those quick exchanges!
Home view displays the Verse of the Day and the Bible App features you use most so you can make the most of your time in the Bible.
With a free YouVersion account, now you can have your same Bible App experience synced across all your devices. One simple sign-in lets you use all your Bookmarks, Highlights, Notes—even Reading Plans—on any device that runs the Bible App. But no matter which device you choose, we’re sure you’ll love this all-new “Built for BlackBerry” version. Be sure you let your friends with BlackBerry devices know about this exciting new release. And come join the ongoing conversations on Facebook and Twitter with your YouVersion friends worldwide!
Recently the worldwide YouVersion community completed more than 10 million Plans! Over and over again, you tell us how much Plans help you make God’s Word a daily part of your life. In 2009, we offered just one Plan. At the beginning of 2010, we launched 20 new Plans. Today, we offer more than 550 Plans, and this year alone, we’ve already seen 4.3 million Plans completed. That means that on average, Bible App users are currently completing more than 20,000 Plans a day!
Top Completed Plans (All-Time):
- Dating (7 days)
- Love and Marriage (5 days)
- Anger (3 days)
- Talking with God in Prayer (4 days)
- Attitude (7 days)
This Month’s Most Popular Plans:
- Brian Houston: Release, Revive, Repair, Rebuild (30 days)
- Our Daily Bread (30 days)
- Day by Day with Billy Graham (366 days)
- Elisha: A Tale of Ridiculous Faith (13 days)
- Dating (7 days)
More Good Things to Come
All-New Windows 8 Release. We completely reimagined the Bible App for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It’s the smoothest, most easy-to-use mobile Windows version we’ve ever offered!
All-New BlackBerry 10 Release. As soon as BlackBerry introduced their all-new, advanced BB10, we knew we wanted to update the Bible App to take full advantage. BlackBerry fans, keep your eye on our blog for details because a new release is coming soon!
More Languages Than Ever. The Bible App has been installed and used in every country on earth—something that wouldn’t be possible without YouVersion’s generous Bible publishing partners and global network of volunteers. The YouVersion community is opening more than 600 Bible versions representing over 375 languages, and accessing the app menus, buttons, Plans, and more in 30+ languages!
We’ve completely redesigned the Bible App for Windows 8 to be easier to use than ever! Available now in the Windows Store, this latest release of the Bible App works on all Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, including laptops, desktops, and tablets.
And with your free YouVersion account, you can enjoy the same Bible App experience synced across all your devices. With just one simple sign-in, use all your Bookmarks, Highlights, Notes—even Reading Plans—on any device that runs the Bible App. Have fun exploring all of the Bible App for Windows 8’s features:
- More than 600 unique Bible versions in almost 400 languages ensure you’ll always be able to find one you like.
- Audio Bibles read God’s Word to you as you do other things—exercising, working, traveling, even reading along.
- Reading Plans are a proven way to build that consistent Bible reading habit. Enjoy more than 400 devotionals, topical plans, plans covering portions of the Bible, or even the entire Bible. Now available in many languages!
- Highlights let you mark passages with custom colors—just like your paper Bible!
- Today view displays the Verse of the Day, along with the Bible App features you use most so you can jump quickly to anything you want to do.
No matter which device you use, we think you’ll agree this is the best Bible App we’ve ever made for Windows 8. Please share this new release with your friends, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think.
The all-new, reimagined Bible App™ for Android Tablet (v. 4.3.0) is available now from Google Play. (And it’s coming soon to Kindle!) We designed this version of the Bible App specifically for Android tablets, giving it an all-new interface and adding features optimized to take full advantage of the screens on larger-format Android devices. Besides the smoothest, most seamless experience we’ve ever offered in a tablet release, we think you’ll find a lot to love in this release:
Sync Across Devices. Any settings you’ve saved with your free YouVersion account—including all your Notes, Bookmarks, Highlights, Reading Plans, and more—will show up on all your devices. No need to do anything special; as long as you’re signed in, the Bible App will remember your preferences and settings.
Get the Most from Your Screen. Engage with the Scriptures like never before with the Bible App’s Video feature. Explore the JESUS Film, watch excerpts from record-setting TV miniseries The Bible, and view clips from the Lumo Project, all optimized for use on larger, hi-resolution screens.
Access Multiple Bible Versions, Even Offline. The Bible App now offers more than 500 unique Bible versions in 300 different languages, right at your fingertips. Many of these are available offline, too, which means you can use them even when you’re away from Wi-Fi. Here’s how: When you have a solid connection, check the versions list for downloadable versions (indicated with a gray arrow). Simply tap the arrows for the ones you want to copy to your device.
We’ve even tweaked this version for performance enhancements, which we hope you’ll notice, and for a few crash fixes—which we hope you won’t. Let us know how you like this newest release on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure you share it with your friends!
You can get version 4.3 of the Bible App™ for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) in the iTunes App Store, available now*. While you’ll find improvements in responsiveness and other adjustments, we’ve also managed to squeeze several new features into this release:
- Full iPhone 5 support. One of the most common requests we’ve been hearing from YouVersion’s iOS community is support for the iPhone 5’s larger display. It’s here!
- All-New “Videos” feature. On the Bible App’s main menu—right alongside Reading Plans, Bookmarks, and Notes—you’ll find the brand-new “Videos” option. You’ve already let us know you enjoy watching video with Reading Plans. Now you can experience even more of God’s Word in this new way! Watch and share video content based directly on Scripture, like clips from History channel miniseries The Bible, Big Book Media and Toy Gun Productions’ The Lumo Project, and Jesus Film Media’s JESUS movie.
- New “Getting Started” experience. When you first install the Bible App on your device, this handy tutorial walks you through everything you need to know, from setting up your free ouVersion account to signing up for your first Reading Plan. Even if you’re already a long-time Bible App user, you might want to check out this great tool to see if you’ve been missing anything. Inside the Bible App, simply tap Help, Getting Started.
- Show/Hide cross references and footnotes. Some Bible versions include additional supporting material that expands on the Bible text you’re currently reading. Now you can see these cross references and footnotes directly inline with your text. When you’re in the Bible Reader, just tap the Settings icon (the gear) and check the features you want to see. Hiding them is just as easy — simply uncheck.
- Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements. We never stop working to improve your experience with the Bible App for iOS and YouVersion. Each new update allows us to pass several of these adjustments on to you, whether they came from issues you reported through our Support website or our own in-house testing and development.
Please tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter about this latest release, and let us know what you think. Your feedback plays a critical role in helping us determine what features we should be focusing our resources on.
*We are aware of an issue affecting some users – if your app will not open or move past the YouVersion opening screen after you update, deleting and reinstalling the app will resolve this issue. Don’t worry about losing your info—your plans, notes, bookmarks, etc. will still be there for you when you sign in again. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Still need help? Head over to our Help Website and contact our team. Or find us on Twitter – @YouVersionHelp
Get Your Bible App Update Now:
If you already have the Bible App installed:
- On your Apple device, tap the App Store icon.
- When the App Store opens, tap the Updates icon.
- Tap Update for the Bible App.
Tap Update All.
If this is your first time installing the Bible App:
- On your Apple device, tap the App Store icon.
- When the App Store opens, tap the Search icon.
- Search for “Bible”.
- Tap the Bible App from LifeChurch.tv.
- Tap the FREE button.
We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new feature in the Bible App: Videos! You can immediately start engaging with the Bible through this new feature on the latest version of the Bible App for iOS, Android, and at Bible.com.
Now you can use the Bible App to watch and share Bible video content, generously provided by YouVersion partners. You’ll find clips from the History channel miniseries The Bible, which made a big splash during it’s premiere last night. You will also find The Lumo Project from Big Book Media and Toy Gun Productions, as well as JESUS, the Jesus Film Media movie about Jesus’ life that’s already been shown more than 6 billion times worldwide!
At YouVersion, we’re constantly looking for new ways to help you engage with God’s Word. We believe Videos will help people connect with the Bible by letting them visually experience stories and concepts from the Bible—even if reading isn’t your favorite thing. Sharing video clips will also present new opportunities for you to invite discussion about your faith. And all video content is linked directly to the passages that inspired it, so you can jump straight to the original source!
To check out the Bible App’s new Videos feature, first make sure you have the most recent version of the Bible App on your iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) or Android device*. Then simply go to the Bible App’s main menu and select “Videos.”(Wi-Fi access recommended for the best experience.) You can even see the new Videos feature on Bible.com!
*The latest version of the Bible App for Android (4.2) is currently only available in the Google Play store. This version will make it’s way to Amazon and other Android markets around the world later this week.
“Videos” will be on the Bible App’s main menu, right alongside the tools you already love, like Reading Plans and Bookmarks. Watch high-quality clips from brand-new miniseries The Bible, the world-renowned JESUS movie, and The Lumo Project. Engage with God’s Word in new ways, as video brings Bible stories and concepts to life for you. And of course, sharing videos will also mean more opportunities to share your faith with others.
Another exciting update coming to the Bible App for iPhone in our next release: Full support for the iPhone 5’s larger display. Ever since the iPhone 5’s introduction, the YouVersion iOS community has been asking when the Bible App would support it. It’s here!
Please let your friends know about these exciting new Bible App features on Facebook and Twitter. And watch for release announcements, so you can be the first to get the new update as soon as it’s available for your device!
In 2012, we introduced the all-new YouVersion.com, re-imagining it with most of the same features you already loved from the mobile versions of the Bible App. But even then, we knew we wanted it to do more. As the YouVersion community began letting us know which features they wanted to see there, we were taking notes. Today, we’re pleased to announce the first batch of upgrades to YouVersion.com.
(By the way, did you know that you can get this same YouVersion Bible reading experience — along with all your notes and stored information — at Bible.com? Try it!)
Bible Plans in the Reader. While previous versions of YouVersion.com displayed your Plans in a separate Reading Plan view—with limited functionality—now it shows them in the main Bible Reader panel, with complete access to Bible text, highlights, sharing, and anything else you might need.
Enhanced Bible Reader Settings. Speaking of Bible Reader functionality, you have more options than ever for customizing your reading. Just click the gear icon at the top of the Bible Reader panel. You could already choose your font face and size. Now you can also show or hide Footnotes, Highlights, and Cross References. It’s easy!
Search as you type Book/Chapter. To switch books or chapters, click the current book name. Then just start typing whatever you’re looking for, and YouVersion.com immediately narrows your choices for you!
Search as you type Version. Just like book/chapter, when you click your current version, start typing the name, abbreviation, or language of any version you want, and your choices will begin to narrow. If you know the version you want to switch to, now you can get there with little or no scrolling.
Smarter search. Type a reference into Search—say, Ephesians 2—and Search takes you directly there.
Better linking. If you click on a link to a specific passage or type it into Search—let’s say, Romans 8:37-39—YouVersion.com jumps you straight to the first verse in that passage (rather than to the beginning of the chapter)…even selecting it for you!
Faster Parallel Load. Even in the first release of YouVersion.com, clicking the Parallel button at the top of the Bible Reader panel displayed two Bible versions side-by-side. We’ve tweaked this feature to make the primary version you’re studying load even faster.
Publisher Details. YouVersion can only offer hundreds of Bible versions—in dozens of languages—through the generous partnership of Bible publishers. Now it’s easier than ever to find out more about your favorite Bible versions. At the bottom of the Bible Reader panel, click “Learn More” to see links to publishers’ websites, other versions available from this same publisher, and copyright details.
Ask your friends to try out YouVersion and Bible.com. Always 100% free, it’s now better than ever. It’s our pleasure to keep improving your Bible reading experiences with YouVersion, no matter how you choose to connect!