eBible Launches The World's First Voice-Navigated Bible

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Navigate the Bible by speaking to it instead of tapping on the mobile app screen.

A Bible that you can talk to

eBible Voice Edition for Android

Say 'John 3:16' to eBible and it will read it back to you.

Seattle-based company eBible, officially launches the world's first voice-navigated Bible app, on Android mobile devices.

"What sets our eBible mobile app apart from others is, you can actually tell your Bible what you want to read and our app instantly takes you there. For example, say 'John 3:16', and our app will open up John chapter 3, verse 16 and read it back to you," said Colin Wong, CEO of eBible.

Traditional mobile Bible apps require selecting the book, chapter and verse by traversing a list of all available books, and then its respective chapters and verses. With the eBible Voice Edition on Android, the user simply speaks the location and the app takes care of the rest. Early beta users have been especially thrilled with this new functionality.

The most often quoted situation is a user driving a car. Instead of looking at a small screen and being distracted, a user simply speaks the scripture location. eBible searches for the scripture and starts up the audio Bible component. The scripture is then read out loud through the mobile device's speakers. With Bluetooth enabled to a car's speaker system, the eBible app is indispensable for listening to the Bible on the road.

The eBible Voice Edition is now available for free for a limited time at the Google Play store.

"With Apple's recent launch of SIRI on the iPhone, the industry is beginning to recognize voice-recognition as the next generation UI (user interface) enabler for smartphones and tablets. eBible plans to release voice-recognition for its iPhone and iPad apps very soon as well." says Wong.

eBible is based in Seattle, Washington and was founded by Colin Wong, a former Google engineer in 2010. It has a suite of Bible products and services including VerseLink, a web tool that instantly transforms any scripture references on a web page into a link to the Bible, and Embedded Bible, a service that enables any church, ministry or publisher to have a custom Bible on its website.

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