YouVersion Live gives you a way to interact with church services and other live events using your mobile device. You can follow along with message outlines and take notes, read related Bible verses and click through to the expanded passage, vote on a poll and see the results live, ask questions anonymously, give, request prayer, and take it all home with you on your phone. It works with any web-enabled phone, as well as any computer with an internet connection.
The following is an announcement from Kent Shaffer’s blog that I thought was worth you knowing about and keeping an eye on:
LifeChurch.tvâ€™s interactive online Bible,Â YouVersion, is about to take the interactivity up a notch and to congregations around the world.
Itâ€™s calledÂ YouVersion Live (October 2009 launch). And it allows pastors, conference speakers, teachers, and group leaders to share content and real-time feedback on mobile devices during live events. Essentially, YouVersion Live is interactive digital message notes that allow the audience to:
take notes and save them online
read the Bible
ask questions and get answers during the message
do surveys anonymously via a YouVersion Live poll
get extra content via blog links, YouTube videos, and other resources
share the message with a friend
It is easy to create a YouVersion Live message guide. All a speaker has to do is drag and drop the features he wants to use into his template on a super-simple YouVersion Live admin area. All an audience member needs is a web-enabled phone, netbook, or laptop.
Already over 1.8 million iPhone users have YouVersion on their phone, which is equivalent to 1 in 27 iPhones. YouVersionâ€™s rapid growth means your user base already exists. All you need to do is use YouVersion Liveâ€™s super-simple admin panel, and you can take your audience engagement to incredible new places.
YouVersion Live launches in October 2009. Until then, you can sign up for updates atYouVersion.com/live.
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