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 – we are currently working on the ability to add personal data (notes, highlights, bookmarks, etc.) to the program. Our current focus is on adding highlights to Bible verses. We plan to release that with the ability to synchronize your highlights between devices as soon as its ready. Next up will be bookmarks and notes.
- PocketBible for iOS- we have an update ready to go that includes some new features. We won’t release the update until we finish integrating the continuous synchronization of your notes, highlights, and bookmarks with the Laridian cloud that we originally created for Android. Other features include:
- Journal Notes (notes not attached to any book or Bible passage)
- Each Verse on a New Line – Option to start a new line for each verse for those of you who prefer the way we used to display Bible text back in the 80′s (1680′s, that is).
- Better Management of Notes, Highlights, and Bookmarks. For example, deleting a bookmark category also deletes the bookmarks in that category instead of moving them to “uncategorized”.
- PocketBible for Mac OS – we just launched a Kickstarter project to fund the development of PocketBible for Mac OS. Work on this project won’t start until and unless the project is fully funded.
- PocketBible for Windows Phone – version 2 was just released. Send us your suggestions for enhancements.
- PocketBible for Windows Store – version 2.1 was just released which includes a new layout feature in the Advanced Feature Set. Send us your suggestions for enhancements.
Here’s what our editorial team has in the queue for you (not in any particular order):
- Adam Clarke Commentary
- John Gill Exposition – released 6/7/13
- Wesley Study Bible (Abingdon)
- Wesley Exposition of the Entire Bible
- Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition (IVP)
- Too Busy Not to Pray (IVP)
- Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (IVP)
- Hard Sayings of the Bible (IVP)
- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE)
- 92 day (3 month) Whole Bible Reading Plan – released 6/10/13
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!