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!

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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

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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.

Welcome, North Point Community Church!

To our friends from North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, and Browns Bridge Community Church we say welcome! As you explore the Bible during “Text,” we hope that YouVersion can provide a place for you to experience Scripture in a meaningful way. You can organize content that’s important to you, connect with others, and share content with your family, friends, or anyone online.

We are excited to have you join the YouVersion.com community!

YouVersion Beta R6.5

YouVersion Beta R6.5 is live, and you can now enjoy the goodness. Why you might be asking is this 6.5 and not R7? Well, it is actually not a full release, it is a release update or a release patch. Most of the updates you can see are highly focused around fixing many Internet Explorer 6 bugs and display challenges.

However, there are a few nice bonuses. R6.5 does clean up your account pages, and your account edit pages. We also added a great way to share YouVersion with you friends, you can simply go to YouVersion.com/share.php
to see more. But, the biggest bonus is we added the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB).

Enjoy Beta R6.5. Let us know what you think.

YouVersion Translation Tutorial

Did you know…?
YouVersion currently has twelve translations (nine English & three Spanish). And it’s easy to choose a translation!

When you first visit the YouVersion page, you’ll notice the default is the KJV. To change translations, simply click on the current translation name.

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Then select your preferred translation!

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As always we appreciate your feedback on how to make YouVersion more interactive and engaging. Feel free to send more thoughts our way!

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