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.

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.

Share YouVersion.com with Your Friends!

Share YouVersion with your friends….it’s simple!

Allow me take a few moments to share with you how YouVersion.com makes sharing the Bible with your friends extremely simple.

First, navigate your mouse and click on INVITE link at the top right of your browser. It will take you to the YouVersion.com/Invite page. Two options are available.

The first option is “Invite a friend from your address book.”
Invite your friends from address book

Simply enter your Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, AOL Mail, etc., email address and password. YouVersion will import your address book and you can send invites to all of your contacts.

The second option is to send YouVersion.com directly to one person at a time. After clicking the INVITE link, you will  navigate to the bottom of the page. Here you will see “Invite a friend right now!”

Invite a friend right now

At this point, enter your friend’s email address as well as your email and a personal message….and that’s it.

Sharing the Bible has never been more convenient.  Please, take a moment and share YouVersion.com with some of your friends. You can start right now by clicking here.

Enjoy!