The NASB and ESV on the iPhone...
(Tim, w/thanks to Lillis) Although for myself, I'll be waiting for a good tethering solution before I use an iPhone, many of you already have them and I wanted to pass on some information about a new Bible that's been produced for it. It's called Bible Touch and it runs on the iPhone and iPod Touch--not over the network. So you don't need internet access to run it.
It's encouraging they've only released it with true translations so far, and not the neutered non-Bibles known, for instance, as the TNIV and the NLT.
Here's the (sort of) press release...
Subject: CrossComm released a Bible App for iPhone and iPod Touch!
Brothers, Sisters, Old Friends and Family,
Happy New Year!!! I trust and hope that you are all doing well!
I want to let you all know that my company, CrossComm (which has been recently building iPhone apps for organizations like Citysearch and SciFi) has recently released an app called Bible Touch for the iPhone and iPod Touch! This app allows the user to read the full bible on the iPhone without the need for an Internet connection, and bookmark favorite passages and do keyword searches as well.
Bible Touch is available in four translation editions, each for $9.99: NASB, ESV, LBLA, and NBLH (the latter two are Spanish translations). While $9.99 is a bit pricey to be asking all my friends to buy a copy, I would like to encourage any of you who are iPhone or iPod Touch users to take a look at the apps and see if they may help you in your study of the Word on the go! Or if you have any friends that have an iPhone or iPod Touch and feel that they could use a portable Bible, please forward the info URL below to them.
For more information.
Feel free to blog about it! And if you purchase the app and Bible Touch has been helpful to you, please post a positive review of the app on the ITunes App Store.
Thanks again for your time- please spread the word, and have a Blessed New Year in 2009!
P.S. - if you are interested in another translation (e.g. NIV), please let me know; we're gauging interest in publishing other translations as well.