Today we are celebrating people reading their Bible with YouVersion for a total of one billion minutes on a mobile device. Imagine all the life change, encouragement, love, and passion in God that have come from that time spent in the Bible. Come celebrate with us at http://onebillionminutes.com, and to our YouVersion users, thank you for making this milestone happen. You’ve read the Bible in airports, the tube, coffee shops, church services, and countless points between.
Two days ago, Blackberry App World approved our YouVersion Bible App 2.0.5. This was a huge release since it made the Bible App compatible with the BlackBerry Storm and Storm2. Today, I opened Blackberry App World on the Storm and noticed something very exciting…YouVersion Bible App is a Top 10 Application, even ahead of the powerhouse Facebook.
So, as excited as I am about YouVersion being in the top 10 apps…I am most excited about seeing the Bible being freely distributed on a global scale. Currently, more than 350,000 new mobile installs take place each month globally. Thank you for your support and for telling all your friends about YouVersion. It’s because of you that more and more people are reading the Bible!
Need to download the app? Visit http://youversion.com/download on your mobile device.
We are pleased to announce a major update to the YouVersion Bible app for Blackberry that includes functionality for the Storm. This update is for ALL BlackBerry devices and has a whole new easy-to-use dashboard to help you navigate the Bible on your mobile device.
Version 2.0.5 is available at http://www.youversion.com/bb today!
Here are some screenshots of the new update:
Below are a couple resources we wanted to pass on to all of you who have been creating groups and events inside YouVersion Live the past month. First, we have a video you can use to help introduce YouVersion Live to those participating in your event whether a church congregation, small group or concert.
YouVersion Live – For use with your Event Community.
Secondly, maybe you love what YouVersion Live can do but have had a hard time explaining it to a leader, your team or event coordinator. For that we have two videos below. One is a quick explanation that could be used at both an event or one on one. The other is a full webinar explaining the roots of YouVersion Live and its core functionality.
YouVersion Live for Leaders – To Explain to Leaders, a Team or Group Looking to Leverage YouVersion Live.
YouVersion Live Webinar – For a detailed look at YouVersion Live
Don’t worry, the two promotional videos are available for download in HD as both a movie file or for use on DVD so you can easily use them during your events. They are hosted at OPEN over at LifeChurch.tv for Free! Downloadable Version at OPEN.
Today we pushed a new update to the Apple iTunes Store for approval. Version 2.1 is really laying a great foundation for a huge release coming in just a few weeks…more about those details in a few days. Anyway, we wanted you to know about what is coming, and what you can expect to see in version 2.1.
What’s New In Version 2.1:
- Optimized for iPhone OS 3.0
- Nueva Version Internacional translation
- Tweet verse now includes 140 characters of verse
- Updated Live, improved details in emailing notes
- Improved memory management
- Fixed CUV translation issue
Hey and don’t forget, to keep up with the latest updates and news follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/youversion. Thank you so much for your continued support!
If you need some new reasons to love YouVersion we’ve announced several this week!
- New Spanish Bible Traslation: Nueva Version Internacional
- YouVersion for BlackBerry now in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German and French
- YouVersion for Android Update!
- The Bible Lands on Droid!
To share why you love YouVersion head on over to our Facebook page and let us know!
People who speak Spanish have a great new option for reading the Bible online and on the go. The Nueva Version Internacional is the latest addition to the growing list of translations on YouVersion. As the number of Hispanic YouVersion users continues to increase, we’re especially excited about launching the NVI.
You can find the new version on YouVersion.com, the mobile version of YouVersion, and every mobile Bible application that’s powered by YouVersion, including the Bible app for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. We’re thankful to Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society) for their generosity in making the NVI available on YouVersion.
If you have Spanish-speaking friends or family, now is a great time to tell them about YouVersion and the addition of the NVI translation!
YouVersion features Bible translations in 41 different versions and 21 languages, and now BlackBerry users around the world can enjoy new language options for the app itself. We’re extending the global reach for the Bible App to Portuguese, Spanish, German, and French, in addition to English. These languages are localized into the app, which means all the buttons, menus, and settings will be in the language you choose.
You can have access to these languages, as well as some important bug fixes and improved stability, by updating to version 2.04 inside the Bible app or by going to http://youversion.com/bb.
More than 990 million people worldwide are speaking these five languages, and we’re excited to see what God does as BlackBerry users in these areas have increased access to the Bible.