Why Did I Make the Bible Gateway App?
For a while now I have been working on a new iPhone/iPod Touch app to allow you to get the Bible delivered to you in a simple and meaningful way. Yes, in a way I have already done this with a Bible Gateway web app, but I wasn’t quite satisfied with it.
I thought the navigation could be better. I thought the presentation could be better. I thought the speed of the app could be faster. So I set out to work on a new iPhone app, one that installs directly to your device, that presents what you are looking for right away, that is faster.
I love BibleGateway.com. They have created a great online service that not only lets you search through the Bible, it lets you search through the Bible in any language or translation you prefer. It provides you with a daily verse and multiple daily reading plans.
I really wanted to be able to access their features quickly and easily on my iPhone. So I created an app to do just that.
It’s Just About Here!
I’m happy to announce that the new app is nearly ready for release. I’m happy to announce that I’m happy with this version of the iPhone app. It does exactly what I wanted it to. You can read the verse of the day and the reading plan you prefer, in the versions you prefer, on the device you love. You can search from it as well, if you want to look up a verse or topic.
Preview The App Now!
It is not quite ready to be submitted to Apple, but I want to provide you with a preview of how the app looks, feels, and works.
I have updated the ad-supported web app so you can start playing with it now. It has all of the same features as the new app, but it is entirely free. The web app is supported by ads, but the new app will be ad-free and will run a lot faster installed directly to your device.
Start playing with the updated web app now by visiting http://twkm.ca/g/1 from Safari on your device. If you have any feedback please visit the contact page at the Gadgets by TWKM website, I’d love to hear it.
Get Yourself a Free Version
I will be doing a draw to send promotional codes to ten lucky US app users! All you have to do is:
- Sign up to the mailing list and confirm your email address. Make sure that you confirm your email address, I want to be sure I can notify you if you won.
- When the app is submitted to Apple I will send you a quick email letting you know the app should soon be available.
- Once the app is available I will send one more quick email letting you know, and announcing the winners!
A random draw will be made of all mailing list subscribers in the US who have confirmed their email address. Ten lucky US app users will receive promotional codes for free copies of the new app.
Unfortunately, promotional codes are only redeemable in the United States App Store. You can definitely still sign up to the mailing list if you are not in the US, however. I will let all subscribers know when the app is submitted and approved by Apple.
I hope you enjoy the new version!
- Troy Meyer