One Million Downloads in First Week as YouVersion Introduces Bible App for Kids(tm)
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EDMOND, Okla., Dec. 5, 2013 /Christian Newswire
/ -- YouVersion, creator of the hugely popular and free Bible App -- downloaded on 115 million+ smartphones and tablets -- has launched the Bible App for Kids, geared to ages 4 through 10. Available for free on Apple, Android, and some Kindle mobile devices at www.bible.com/kids
, the Bible App for Kids has already been downloaded a million times since it was made available Thanksgiving Day. The app was developed in collaboration with international ministry OneHope which has touched nearly a billion young lives with God's Word.
Today mobile devices have become the new home PC and increasingly children are using either their parents' or their own smartphones and tablets to engage with content.
"Just like we've seen the Bible App transform how our generation is engaging with Scripture, we believe the Bible App for Kids will change how the next generation discovers the grand narrative of the Bible," said Bobby Gruenewald, Innovation Pastor of LifeChurch.tv
in Oklahoma, which created YouVersion.
The primary catalyst for the project was the YouVersion community itself, the world's largest digital Bible-sharing community. Though some kids are already using the Bible App, it wasn't really made with them in mind. Yet a YouVersion survey indicates more than 95 percent of community parents surveyed would be interested in the Bible App for Kids and that it would help their children engage with the Bible more in their everyday lives.
"We don't think this is just an amazing Bible app for kids, we think it's one of the best mobile experiences available for children," said Gruenewald.
An engaging, interactive adventure that's beautifully illustrated and animated, the Bible App for Kids explores the larger story of the Bible from a walk through the garden with Adam and Eve to a journey to Bethlehem the night Jesus was born. The app was designed from the ground up to engage kids who can't read or are beginning and early readers.
"With translations in other languages besides English in the works, the app will also make it possible to reach children worldwide. Even in countries where evangelism is difficult, smartphones are prevalent," said Rob Hoskins, president of OneHope.
Gruenewald added that they also plan to add features allowing parents to interact with their kids by connecting their YouVersion accounts.ABOUT YOUVERSION
YouVersion is a ministry of LifeChurch.tv, a multi-site church based in Oklahoma. Meeting in 17 different physical locations and globally online, the church is devoted to helping people around the world become fully devoted followers of Christ.
The Bible App is not a story about an app as much as one about a global mission to share the Bible -- from publishers and Bible societies offering 700+ versions of the Bible for free in nearly 500 languages to the assistance of hundreds of committed volunteers that enable YouVersion's 20+ staff members to provide a world-class app at no charge.
To download the Bible App, visit www.bible.com.
Founded in 1987, OneHope is an international ministry that is changing lives by sharing Scripture with young people around the world. Each Scripture program is age specific and customized based on research OneHope conducts among children and youth, leaders and educators in the countries it works. In collaboration with churches and ministries -- and working with local governments, schools and non-governmental organizations -- OneHope has reached nearly a billion young people in more than 125 countries with a relevant Gospel message. For more, visit www.OneHope.net or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 954-975-7777 x1149.