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.

iPhone Bible App v1.2 is LIVE NOW!

Today the iPhone Bible App v1.2 launched and we are thrilled to announce all the new features it offers! Here are a few worth mentioning:

+ Localization: the application now is localized to English (en), Spanish (es), French (fr), and German (de).
+ New Translations: Svenska 1917 (sv), Elberfelder Bibel, Luher Bible 1545 (de) Louis Segond (fr) Chinese Union Version Traditional (zh-hans) Bulgaria 1940 (bg) Statenvertaling (nl) Finnish 1938 (fi) KAjroli 1590 (hu) Terjemahan Baru (id) Det Norsk Bibelselskap 1930 (no) Joao Ferreir de Almeida Atualizada (pt) Romanian Cornilescu 1928 (ro) Russian Synodal Version (ru)
+ Book divisions: the books area is separated into key sections.
+ Share: you can now simply share a verse with a friend via email, and also notify a friend about the application.
+ Settings: within the settings area, you can change your font size in the Bible reader, and adjust to a low light version for simple reading in a dark place.
+ Improved user interface
+ Many bug fixes and improvements.

Finally, OFFLINE!!!!.….Oops…we messed up. You can get a sneak peak in your setting area, but offline is not quite ready yet. Frankly, we pushed out some code out on accident…but take that as a hint that offline is coming, really, really soon!

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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.

YouVersion…bringing the Bible to your iPhone

It was an awesome week for the YouVersion.com team! If you are unaware, just a few days ago Apple announced the 3G iPhone. There are so many reasons for us to be excited about this, but none more than this…the ability to write custom application for your iPhone!

So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce YouVersion.com is bringing the Bible to your iPhone! iPhone 3G is coming July 11th, so stay tuned right here on the blog to be the first to know when the YouVersion iPhone Bible will be available for download. Feel free to catch a sneak peek here.

Want to talk about it? Join the conversation here.

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.