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.
- The TNIV translation
- Social Network invite tool (Facebook, MySpace, etc.)
- A search sidebar widget for websites and blogs
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 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.”
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!”
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.
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!
We have also added several new features!
Searching – 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.
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.
YouVersion.com today to check out the new updates! And while you’re there, invite some friends!
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.
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 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.
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.
Then select your preferred translation!
As always we appreciate your feedback on how to make YouVersion more interactive and engaging. Feel free to send more thoughts our way!
**post from Swerve**
Our Digerati team has quietly continued to update and improve YouVersion since the public beta launched a few months ago. In fact, the 6th update was released a couple of weeks ago. You can read about the details of that release here and check out the updates at YouVersion.com.
One thing that has rapidly expanded since the original release is the number of translations that you can use. Currently, YouVersion contains the following translations:
American Standard Version (ASV)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
English Standard Version (ESV)
King James Version (KJV)
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
New Century Version (NCV)
New King James Version (NKJV)
The Message (MSG)
World English Bible (WEB)
La Biblia de las Americas (Spanish)
Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos (Spanish)
Reina-Valera Antigua (Spanish)
We have licensed and will soon release the Contemporary English Version (CEV) and Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). We are also in discussions with other publishers and hope to announce some additional translations soon. So, to put it simply, there are now many more options.
One of the main goals of YouVersion is to engage people with God’s Word. If you have not read the entire Bible, today is a great day to start. If you have read it through, you might try reading through a different translation this year. There is a one year reading plan on YouVersion that should make it easy (and free) to start now.
What translation(s) would you recommend that new Bible readers use? How about suggestions for people who might be looking to read a new translation? Are there any one year reading plans that you have used and would recommend to our swerve readers?
10 days until Christmas and the YouVersion development team is still crankin’ it out…They are like little elves in Santa’s work shop. I walked into the “workshop” the other day to learn this little tidbit.
“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” –Buddy the Elf.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you another new release…R6 is here. Some of the noticeable fixes and new features include:
Enjoy Beta Release 6, and look for more to come soon! Don’t forget to send us your feedback and thoughts. We love hearing from you guys and gals.
So here we are…two weeks from the last blog post and we have another new release. I am pleased to announce YouVersion Beta R5! Some of the noticeable fixes and new features include:
- Vimeo video support– now contribute your videos located in your Vimeo account.
- Edit/Delete– now you have the ability to Edit your text and link contributions or Delete any of your contributions.
- New Dashboard and Sign Up pages.
- Some other really nice little touches I am sure you will see.
I say this every time, but I really do mean it… your feedback and thoughts have been great, so keep them coming. Here is some insiders info, the next few weeks will be dedicated to installing many additional Bible translations. See, we are listening to your feedback!