Bible Gateway in 2012: What’s Next?

We’re constantly working to make BibleGateway.com a better experience, in both visible and behind-the-scenes ways. In 2011 we launched a new design for the site that incorporated the best-loved features of the previous design while improving the interface and strengthening the infrastructure and technical foundations of the site. Since then, we’ve been working on a number of exciting new projects, and you may be wondering…

…What’s next?

Here are just a few of the exciting developments coming in 2012 to Bible Gateway:

1. The Bible Gateway Mobile App

You’ve been very patient, and we’ve been hard at work designing and developing a native mobile app for Bible Gateway. Well, the wait is nearly over: in early March, we’re launching the Bible Gateway app for iPad and iPhone! Versions for Android and other platforms will follow shortly thereafter. The app will give you easy access to Bible Gateway’s features—any time, all the time.

In the meantime, you’re invited to help us beta-test the app in February. Click here to take our mobile survey and sign up to be a private beta tester. We’ll select a group of beta testers from the pool of entries we receive.

And don’t worry—even if you don’t want to test, we’ll let you know as soon as the app is available. For more information on the app and what it will do, visit BibleGateway.com/app.

2. Notes and Annotations

Later this year, we’ll add the ability for you to highlight, bookmark, and take notes on Bible passages in your web browser. Your notes and annotations will be available to you no matter where you use Bible Gateway—on BibleGateway.com or on your mobile device with the app.

3. More Devotional and Study Content

We’re in the midst of exciting conversations with our wonderful publishing partners about adding inspiring new devotional content to Bible Gateway. Also in discussion is the possibility of adding excerpts of books on Christian living, study guides and reference works, and even Greek and Hebrew language tools. We don’t just want to read the Bible more; we want to also understand and apply what we are reading. We’re thrilled about this new direction, and will be announcing the launch of our first Study Bible very soon—stay tuned!

There are even more exciting things in store for 2012, and we’ll keep you posted on everything we’re doing. Make sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter (or both) or subscribe to this blog via RSS so you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Thank you again for being a part of the amazing work God is doing through His Word, for joining us on this journey, and for supporting the Bible Gateway team as we continue to steward His resources for His glory.

Bless you—today and throughout the year!

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  3. Take the Bible Gateway with you at mobile.biblegateway.com
  4. Announcing the new Bible Gateway Store!
  5. The updated New International Version is coming to Bible Gateway on November 1!

Posted by Rachel Barach

Filed under 2011 in Review, News