YouVersion Private Beta Release

Late yesterday the Private Beta Preview release rolled out to our existing Alpha testing group. Many bugs have been fixed since the previous Alpha release, and quite a few new core features have been added.

New features and functions:

* Journal
* Internet Explorer 6/7 support
* Safari 3 support
* Rate It
* Updated Help section
* Edit Account features
* Direct links to other users’ profiles
* Many more small bug fixes and features

We are excited about launching the first Public Beta next week. There is no doubt we still have a long way to go, and the “idea” list is longer than you could possibly imagine…but that’s the fun part, right? Stay tuned, we have a lot of exciting announcements coming soon in regards to additional translations, exciting partnerships, new features that are right around the corner…and even some fun stuff we are involved in at an upcoming conference!

YouVersion Alpha 3.0 Release

Progress, progress, progress. Or you might say, “no rest for the development team!”. Today the YouVersion Development Team released Alpha 3.0. You might not realize it, but less than a month ago we launched Alpha 1.0, and are excited how quickly the functionality is expanding. Your feedback has been awesome, and we are looking forward to welcoming a lot more participants later this week and next.

Today we added the following:

* Content Ribbon (visual content indicator)
* Additional Search functionality and improved design
* Added MySpaceTV video support
* Added Brightcove video support
* Updated Rate It design and usability
* Updated change translation design and usability

A few more features will show up this week before the big “Beta” launch! Private Beta is now less than a week away! So, if you are interested in participating, and have not already done so, please let us know by sharing your email address with us here. You can also subscribe to this blog to get future announcements about YouVersion.

Alpha 2.0 Release

Alpha Release

Some Alpha Invites Flagged As Spam

It has come to our attention that some of our Alpha invite emails have been flagged as email spam. What a bummer if you guys had an invite a few weeks back but it was in your spam filter! D’oh!

We apologize and have made some adjustments today to help with the problem. On that note, 200 more invites shot out of the system today, and there will be a lot more invites spinning out later this week and next.