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!

NIV Translation and Many New Features Added

Our digerati team has been cooped up in the dimly lit digerati den cranking out code and features for this new release of YouVersion.com. We are so excited to announce the new features in Beta R7.0.

NIV TRANSLATION
– The NIV translation is now up and live on YouVersion.com! We know how many of you use the NIV and we are very grateful to the IBS for their help!

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We have also added several new features!

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– Search results are now expanded to include Community Results as well as Scripture, so you can see who is talking about the topic you’re interested in!

RSS
– You can now subscribe via RSS to recent contribution feeds. Be the first to know when someone has added content! Even more specifically, if you like what a particular user is contributing, you can also subscribe to his or her RSS contribution feed and be notified when that user publishes new content.

Invite a Friend
– We’ve also made it easier for you to spread the YouVersion love! You can invite your friends to check out YouVersion by easily importing your address book.

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Follow Someone - Following your friends is now all the rage in social networking. Did you know YouVersion has a similar feature? If you find someone you think is interesting on YouVersion, simply follow them. You’ll be able to easily access their public contributions, see their tags and starred verses.

Follow ImageYouVersion.com today to check out the new updates! And while you’re there, invite some friends!

The Future is Bright

This week the YouVersion development team came together and planned out the next few core releases. There has been a lot of activity here at the YouVersion Ranch…a lot of phone calls, a lot of faxing, and a lot of…well…planning. And as you are reading this, I know you are thinking…phone calls and faxing??? Why? Well, phone calls and faxing is how you work with publishers, and there has been a lot of that going on!

The Future is Bright…and over the next few weeks we will be releasing Beta R7.0 and sharing some cool news with you guys! Stay tuned, and subscribe so you don’t miss it.

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