Soon you will explore the scriptures like never before. LDS Scriptures Pro (coming soon) is an all-new app by LDS Scriptures, designed and developed from the ground up. We can’t tell you much more just yet, just know we are actively developing and innovating a groundbreaking new Scriptures app. You’re going to love it.
And don’t worry! All your markings and notes will automatically show up in the new app with your same LDS Scriptures login.
As the first Scriptures app on a smartphone, we have a long history that culminates to the release of this new app. Here’s our story:
The First Scriptures App
We created the very first Scriptures app for the iPhone back in 2008. Our company has pioneered innovative study tools, such as our in-verse citations feature that lets you quickly go to talks, manuals, and other resources that reference the verse you are reading.
We expanded from the iPhone to the iPad, Android phones and tablets, as well as a desktop version for Mac and PC. All of our apps sync together to make a seamless experience for marking your scriptures wherever and whenever you need.
Having an official license from the Church has been a long time coming. As we have shared before, both the Church and our company were both named in a lawsuit that ended in no fault by either of us, but with loads of legal bills to deal with. One positive outcome out of all this is that we now have an official license from the Church to use their content (with a few minor limitations). This puts us on solid ground as the only other mobile app available with an official license to use the Church’s content. We want to assure our users that we are committed to our pursuit to provide the best scriptures app available on all major platforms.
From Golden Plates to the Liahona
The golden plates has been the icon for our brand and app since the very beginning. Going forward we will begin using the icon of the Liahona (designed by famous icon designer Andrew Colin Beck) for our company branding and app icons. The story of the Liahona is an analogy for the words of Christ guiding us in our lives to the promised land. In Alma 37:45 it reads:
And now I say, is there not a type in this thing? For just as surely as this director (the Liahona) did bring our fathers, by following its course, to the promised land, shall the words of Christ, if we follow their course, carry us beyond this vale of sorrow into a far better land of promise.
As we progress further in the development of LDS Scriptures Pro we will be giving sneak peeks of some of the exciting features that you can look forward to. With the help of app and user design experts, we have completely redesigned the app to be easier to navigate and use for effective scripture study. With a completely new code-base, the app will be reliable and up to the latest standards in app development.
Thanks for joining us on this journey. We hope to elevate your scripture study like never before, and make your scripture study an experience where you can truly explore the scriptures to more fully receive the promised blessings.
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