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Bible Gateway, The World’s Largest Christian Website, Announces Free iPad and iPhone Mobile Apps

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 5, 2012– Bible Gateway, the largest Christian website in the world, has announced the launch of the Bible Gateway App for iOS mobile devices. This announcement marks an historic event for Bible Gateway’s 10 million unique monthly visitors, providing more convenient access to the many Bible translations and Bible study resources offered on the website.

The app is now available free of charge for iPad and iPhone devices through the Apple AppStore. Since the iPad app’s official launch three weeks ago, the Bible Gateway App has already claimed a top ten spot in the Reference category on iTunes.

“In a marketplace crowded with apps, the Bible Gateway App is a welcome change of pace,” said Rachel Barach, General Manager of Bible Gateway.  “The Bible Gateway App experience is intuitive and simple, but feature-rich. Our many loyal visitors have been waiting, and we are very proud of the excellent product we are launching.”

The Bible Gateway App offers many compelling ways to read and study the Bible, including the NIV and more than 90 different Bible translations, an easy-to-use Bible search, daily Bible verses, daily Bible reading plans, Bible audio, parallel translation viewing and much more. The new app also allows the user to track their personal reading history, enabling them to quickly go back and forth between passages they have viewed and keep personal notes on Bible verses.

The Bible Gateway App was developed in partnership with CSN Media (www.csnmedia.com), a Palm Beach, Florida-based Strategic Consultancy, Full-Service Digital Agency and Enterprise-Grade App Development Firm.

“CSN’s team of over 40 full-time Digital, Mobile, Social, and Branding professionals felt privileged to design and build such an important App,” noted David Stitzinger, CSN Media’s Mobile Solutions Architect.  “We can’t wait to see the impact it will have.”

To obtain the Bible Gateway App, the official free mobile Bible reading and study experience in association with BibleGateway.com, visit http://www.biblegateway.com/app or visit the AppStore available through your mobile device. 

About Bible Gateway
BibleGateway.com seeks to encourage Bible reading and Scriptural understanding among the body of Christ. Online for more than 18 years, Bible Gateway offers free access to the Bible in more than 57 languages and 130 different translations.  Zondervan acquired BibleGateway.com in October 2008 from Gospel Communications. Since the acquisition, BibleGateway.com has grown from six million unique visitors per month to more than 10 million per month. Visit Bible Gateway online at http://www.biblegateway.com.