We often get asked about what we are working on. While you can be sure we are always working, and that our work probably involves some version of PocketBible, we understand you may be interested in a more detailed explanation of what is going on behind the scenes. It is in that spirit that we are going to try something new with an occasional post on what’s in the pipeline for apps and books.
You’ll notice we don’t talk about release dates. We’ve been in this business for a long time and have learned that our best-laid plans often go awry. In fact, in the software business, that’s the rule rather than the exception. So we don’t spit into that wind nor tilt at those windmills. We’re pursuing the goals you see below at our best pace and will release new books and updates to our apps as soon as they’re ready.
- PocketBible for Android – Version 1.1.2 is the most recent release. We had some personnel changes on this project that have introduced a bit of a hiccup in the schedule but we’re getting back up to speed quickly. We’re currently working on the ability to add notes to your Bibles. Follow us on Google+ for the most up to date info.
- PocketBible 3.1 for iOS – version 3.1.0 was uploaded to the App Store on 3/28/14. Next major update will probably coincide with whatever iOS changes Apple makes for the iPhone 6 in September.
- PocketBible for Mac OS – Look for video updates elsewhere on the blog. If you’re a backer of the Kickstarter project that funded this work, you will get more frequent updates through Kickstarter. We’re currently working on navigation features — like going directly to a verse, displaying the table of contents for a book, looking up words in dictionaries, and going to today’s reading in a devotional. Next up will probably be user-created data — notes, highlights, bookmarks, and devotional reading history.
- PocketBible for Windows Phone – Send us your suggestions for enhancements.
- PocketBible for Windows Store – Version 188.8.131.528 was released to the Windows Store late in 2013. This update supports Windows 8.1 and adds new advanced features including the ability to listen to any type book and add notes directly from the notes pane.
Here’s what our editorial team has in the queue for you (not in any particular order):
- Wesley Study Bible (Abingdon)
- Knowing Jesus (Kingsley Books) – released 4/9/14
- The Bible Book by Book (Kingsley Books)
- Essential Truths of Christianity (Kingsley Books)
- Discovering God’s Way (Kingsley Books)
- Living the Christian Life (Kingsley Books)
- Additional volumes of the Cornerstone Commentaries (Tyndale)
- Framework for Christian Faith (Generation Word)
- Additional volumes of the Ancient Christian Commentary Series (IVP)
Disclaimers: All this is subject to change in priority, feasibility, copyright licensing, etc. That means we reserve the right to never release these features or books. We are sharing with you the current plan which is written in sand, not stone. Also, just because something is not on this list doesn’t mean we are not considering it. Finally, we are open to your requests, suggestions and comments!Tags: Android, features, iOS, New Books, PocketBible, Upgrade, Windows Phone, Windows Store