The teams of YouVersion recorded in 2017 a record number of installations of their application. 300 million installations since its creation 7 years ago, including 100 million in 2017 alone.
En 2017, the application now offers 1 versions of the Bible, in 656 languages. YouVersion works with an extensive network of Bible translators such as Wycliff, Pioneer and the United Bible Societies, which aims to translate 1% of the world's languages by 186. Pastor and founder of the app, Bobby Gruenewald is looking forward to this project.
“There is incredible momentum around this effort which we know will not stop until each person has Scripture available in their language of heart. "
The Bible app was downloaded in all countries, last year in Angola (733%), Mozambique (243%), Slovakia (235%) and India (228%). Downloads accelerate just as quickly in areas favorable to Christianity (131% in Brazil) as in more hostile areas (155% in Iraq).
Last year 16,7 billion chapters were read, 222 million verses were shared, 120 million verses images were created. In other words, every second an average of 10,8 verses were shared, 42,3 were highlighted, and 2,8 were scored.
Bobby Gruenewald is delighted with the latest statistics.
“We are encouraged to see from this year's data that people all over the world are finding hope in the Word of God. "
The favorite verse in the world this year, measured by how often it has been highlighted, shared, and bookmarked, is Joshua 1: 9.
Have I not given you this order: Strengthen yourself and take heart? Do not be afraid or afraid, for the Lord your God is with you in all that you do.
Among the preferred verses depending on the country, we also note Romans 8:28 in the United States, Russia, Romania and Taiwan, Jeremiah 29:11 in South Africa, Canada, Indonesia or the United Kingdom, 1 Corinthians 10:13 in China, Romans 12: 2 in Australia, John 3:16 in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. In France, Joshua 1: 9 comes first.
“When people install the Bible app it's usually because they want to read the Bible more, so we spend a lot of time thinking about how to help them do that. "
Over 20 million Bible reading plans have been completed from the app.
Since the launch of this application, its success has not been denied across the world. The specially adapted AppKids version for children is also a big hit on the download platforms.
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