Bible App Among Most Popular Apps
By Matt O'Hern // February 4, 2014
App Now Features 600 Versions of the Bible, Representing 375 Languages
ABOVE VIDEO: YouVersion’s video about the global reach of its app, which is among the most popular on the Apple Istore.
One of the most popular apps in the world doesn’t get the global attention or hype surrounding games such as Angry Birds or music apps such as Pandora, but its international impact is undeniable. YouVersion’s Bible app surpassed 100 million downloads at the end of 2013 and it’s among the top 100 free apps for three-straight years according to Apple’s iTunes Charts.
Facts about the App:
- Every second, 66,000 people are using this app.
- The App has been installed and used on every single country on earth.
- Today, you can find almost 600 versions of the Bible, representing 375 languages.
- Sixty percent of users say they access the Bible app during church services.
- The top verse shared through the app is Isaiah 53:5, “ But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
- The most popular and most accessed verse overall is Psalms 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
(Source: Washington Times)
According to an article in the Washington Times, Pastor Gruenewald initially hoped for 80,000 downloads in the first six months, a number surpassed during the first weekend the Bible App was released.
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