Bible360: iPhone App Video Review
Are you looking for the absolute best Bible app or Bible companion available for iOS? In other words, are you pining for an application that fills both your need for a study guide, as well as an in-depth reader for the texts themselves? If so, then forget all the other apps you’ve ever looked at: Bible360, by developer Immersion Digital is the last word in the Word, coming stock with every kind of study feature we could ever want, and then some. The price is certainly hefty, but with the option to carry around a full-sized study Bible in your pocket, we aren’t complaining. For our full thoughts on this killer, Christian-oriented application, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Functionality
At first blush, it may appear that Bible360 is just another Bible app. In fact, the title does come with a fair number of translations, as well as all the books. Not to mention the handy reader, which displays the texts in an easy-to-peruse manner that we quite enjoyed. And, of course, there’s full support for bookmarking and tagging as you please, just as we’d expect from an app like YouVersion. However, that’s only scratching the surface of what this incredible application offers.
For example, the app also comes stock with fully-functional navigational feature. This allows users to see directly various important places from the Bible. Bible360 displays these on a real satellite map, painting an accurate picture for users to associate with the tales held within. Moreover, the app also comes loaded to the gills with heaps of additional media, including photos, videos, maps, artwork, and even guided virtual tours of important Biblical places. All in all, we couldn’t be more stoked about the wealth of content, and as a cherry on the top of the pie, there’s also an armful of planned study guides, in case you’re looking to learn the Old Testament in year, or any of the more common Bible studies.
Design and Graphics
However, it wasn’t just the functionality that won us over with Bible360. In fact, it was the unbelievably gorgeous set of graphics. Each and every aspect of the app is saddled under its own “lens.” Essentially, this is a subsection that is given its own Pre-styled card, which can be flicked through on a whim. Additionally, each lens is organized in a beautiful fashion, allowing users to quickly thumb through to the content they desire without creating any eye sores. It’s hard to explain in words, but a single look at one of the included screenshots should do the trick— Bible360 is absolutely stunning.
That being said, the app is somewhat pricy, clocking in at $34.99 for the premium in-app content. With that, though, the user is granted access to a multitude of translations, study materials, maps, media, and of course, the Bible itself. It’s like having a thick study Bible in your pocket, and at the price range offered, it’s an unbeatable bargain.
Bible360 requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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