Bible Bloom: A New Bible App for the iPhone
Bible Bloom is a new iPhone Bible app. I’m always interested in trying out new apps, and this one is no exception. A few years ago, I went through an experiment of reading through the entire Bible on my mobile devices. I used my iPod, my Android, and my iPad and read the Bible whenever I had spare time. It was actually surprising how quickly I could read through the Bible simply because of the accessibility. No matter where I was, I always had one of those devices with me. That is why an app like this can really help you connect with God’s Word.
This is more than just an iPhone Bible app. Bible Bloom is built with your spiritual journey in mind. Read, pray, memorize, and activate the scriptures so that you may be strengthened by the perfect and holy word of God. Let the seeds of scripture take root and bloom in your life, let your faith grow, and let God be glorified!
Now for the drawbacks
- It’s only available for iOS and the iPhone. In a rural area like where I live, very few people have iPhones because of the lack of service. No AT&T, no Sprint, and no T-Mobile. Verizon has just recently started servicing our area, so most people have android phones. It also doesn’t support the new screen format for the iPhone 5 yet, although I’m sure a future update will fix that soon.
- There are not many Bible versions available. The developer is working on getting licenses for more versions, and unfortunately, it is not an easy process. The app does have a store where prayer packs and translations can be purchased at a nominal cost.
- Page-turning. This could be a benefit or a drawback depending on what you like. If you watch the video above, you can see how the pages flip up. I’m used to scrolling in my Bible apps, and turning the page by tapping in my Kindle app, so this took some time getting used to. I kept highlighting verses instead of turning the page.
For me, I use the reading plans on the YouVersion app, so I won’t be switching for now. But I will keep a close eye on this app, and I feel that it will definitely help others connect with Scripture in a more consistent manner. Find out more about Bible Bloom on Facebook, Twitter, or their website.