New Update on Black Berry Bible App

This afternoon we pushed a new update for the Blackberry Bible App powered by YouVersion.  This update includes:

Hot Keys - for quick chapter advance

Share - share verses with friends

Better UI - a more stylized user interface and icons

Book List – for easy scrolling and searching.

We are excited to get this update out to all of our Blackberry users, and we are continuing to improve this app with more improvements to come in the next few weeks.  You can get the Blackberry download Here.  Enjoy!

Linking to YouVersion Now Made Easy!

YouVersion Link Tool

This new tool allows you to link to specific verses in YouVersion via a shortened url, useful for twitter posts, emails, and blog posts.  It also gives you the ability to link to specific verses on the m.youversion.com site. Below is an example of the url’s generated from a search for Matt 5:12:

Just type in the verse, select the translation, and hit the go button.  Underneath the search bar you are given the web url, the mobile url, and the verse itself. The new link tool can be found on the footer of YouVersion.com and can also be accessed at http://www.youversion.com/linktool

iPhone Bible App Version 1.6!!

Stop what you are doing, check out the App Store on your iPhone, and download version 1.6!!  We are very excited about this update as it offers you the ability to bookmark your favorite verses, which has been one of the most requested features on our feedback page.  We also have improved the translations page giving it a new look with alphabetical scrolling and nifty sidebar shortcut (much like the contact scrolling on the iPhone).

We have also fixed some minor bugs and are continuing to add languages and translations for your specific taste!  Enjoy version 1.6 and keep us in the loop on any requests, bug reports and comments on our feedback page!

iPhone Bible App version 1.5

Version 1.5 has been pushed to the iTunes App Store! Go get your FREE update Today!

Version 1.5 has some small tweaks including improved searching, more translations, and some refinement on the appearance.  We also fixed a few offline bugs, specifically the ‘tunnel affect’ which happens when someone is on an online translation and goes through a patch of no-connectivity (tunnel).  Before this crashed the app, now it will give you an option to pick a offline translation.  This along with some other fixes should make your iPhone Bible reading experience much smoother.

We want you feedback, any suggestions, bugs, or ideas can go here.  Enjoy!

Introducing the Blackberry Bible App!

In April we released YouVersion Mobile…in July we launched the iPhone Bible App…and today we’re excited to announce a new Bible App for the Blackberry.

As we’ve been working on the enhancement of YouVersion.com, many of you let us know that you’d like a Blackberry App that took you directly to YouVersion Mobile. Today, you have your wish!

Here are a few ways you can enjoy the Bible App for the Blackberry:

- Use the reader to study any part of Scripture—the entire Bible is at your fingertips.
- Take your pick from 35 different translations available in 19 different languages.
- Search the entire Bible for a word, phrase, or verse, and you’ll get your results in seconds.
- The One-Year Reading Plan provides daily selections to keep you on track when you’re on the go.
- Learn from others by checking out recent contribs.

Over the past few months we’ve been overwhelmed by the response and the feedback that you’ve provided for the iPhone Bible App and Youversion.com, with more than 365,000 iPhone Bible App unique users and the equivalent of 105+ years of time spent in the Bible. Wow!

Thank you all for the encouragement and the great feedback. Our team really appreciates it, as our desire is to see the world engage with Bible, whatever the medium.

You can download the Bible App for the Blackberry today at http://www.youversion.com/bb! We want your feedback! Give us comments, ideas, and support on our YouVersion support page.

YouVersion.com Google Gadget

Today we officially launched the first YouVersion.com Google Gadget. If you find yourself using the very useful igoogle.com interface take a minute and install the gadget.

We are very excited about some upcoming features that are going to hit YouVersion.com, our Mobile site at http://m.youversion.com and the iPhone Bible App.

iPhone Bible App 1.4 has launched!

Don’t wait…the iPhone Bible App v1.4 is now available in the Apple App Store. We also have GREAT news….. The app is still FREE!

New features include improved scripture formating as well as Korean and Italian translations. If you were counting, we now have 35 online Translations in 19 different languages. In v1.4 we improved how to select and manage your Offline Translations. We also radically improved online and offline search, as well as integrating web browsing within the App.

Enjoy 1.4, and stay tuned. v1.5 is right around the corner and our international users will be very happy!

Download v1.4

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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