2017 Curriculum Update

We wish we could say we had an update with all the 2017 curriculum updated… but we don’t. ūüôĀ Our old way for importing content from the Church was interrupted by some site changes on LDS.org and it has made importing content tedious and difficult.

The good news, however, is that the new app (LDS Scriptures Pro) is making great¬†progress and should be ready and live next month. The new app ties into the Church’s content system so we will¬†receive content updates automatically, which means no more waiting for updates!

Thanks for your patience with us as we work hard to bring you the best in a Scriptures app!

Introducing the All-New LDS Scriptures Pro, Coming Soon

I know you have heard the “Coming Soon” once before, but we assure ¬†you it really is. Launching in early¬†2017, LDS Scriptures Pro is going to be well worth the wait, we promise.

One of the most common questions we are being asked is “how much will it cost?” While we can’t¬†release any specifics on pricing, we can tell you that the app will be affordable and provide access on all available platforms. The new pricing structure will also ensure we can release frequent updates and new features.

Completely Redesigned

We redesigned your reading and marking tools from the ground up to give you the best scripture studying experience possible. All of your existing synced markings from the current LDS Scriptures app will be imported automatically into LDS Scriptures Pro! With innovative features, an improved interface, and more content, LDS Scriptures Pro will help you explore the scriptures like never before.

Daily Study Supercharged

Whether your personal scripture study goal is just a few verses or several chapters, LDS Scriptures Pro is designed to help you reach your goal. Set your own daily goal and track your reading over time, much like a fitness tracker, but for scripture study! LDS Scriptures Pro includes achievements, activities, and social features, creating a completely new way to find yourself immersed in the scriptures.

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And that’s just a taste of the new features and design of LDS Scriptures Pro. More to come!

Explore the Scriptures with LDS Scriptures Pro

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.

Officially Licensed

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

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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.

What’s Ahead

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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