iOS 8 App Update Fix

ios_updateIf you recently updated your iOS device to iOS 8, you might have noticed an issue with the WORDsearch app crashing when you try to log-in to sync your library.
We are currently working on a fix so that this won’t happen in the future, but if you have already updated and are experiencing this issue, there is a one time fix. To fix this, log out of your account and then log back in prior to doing an initial sync after upgrading to iOS 8.
This should stop the freezing/crashing and get the app working and synced again. Thanks so much for your patience!

iOS Update – Live Streaming

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Great news for iPhone and iPad users! The WORDsearch iOS app has been improved in ways you’ll find more useful than ever.

The most exciting part of this update is that your iOS app now has live streaming of books. This means that any time you have an internet connection, you can open your library and use your books without downloading them to your mobile device. Just tap on any book and it will automatically open without downloading. This will save space on your device.  The live streaming is fast, just like you have the books loaded on your device. You’ll find that even large files now stream quickly, making it easier to access language tools, dictionaries, and large commentaries on your iPad or iPhone.

You can still download books by tapping the Book Information button and selecting Download for use when you will be offline.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your mobile experience with WORDsearch.

 Let us know what you think about the live streaming! Leave a comment.

Your Original WORDsearch iPad App is Now Available for Reinstalling

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Here is some good news if you’ve been wanting us to bring back the original WORDsearchiPad app. Your old app is now available. You can reinstall it and use it as you did in the past.

WORDsearch Bible Classic - In the App Store Now

While we continue fixing the bugs in the new app, you can now reinstall your original version of the app. We were required to give it a new name, so just go to the Apple App Store and search for WORDsearch Bible Classic. If you are on your iPad now, you can find it by clicking here.

Just sign in with your email address and password to install. If you’ve already installed the new app, it’s not necessary to delete it from your iPad. This way, you’ll automatically be notified each time a corrected and updated version of the new app is available. You can have both apps on your iPad at the same time. It’s your choice. You can run the old app, the new app or both.

All your original notes, highlights and bookmarks will come back to you with the old app (but not notes you’ve put into the new app). We will continue releasing additional updates to the new app, including a future update that installs all your notes, highlights and bookmarks from the old app.

Thank you again for your patience as we continue working to make your new app an excellent tool for your Bible study.

Your friend in Christ,

David Seibert

Update on WORDsearch iPad App

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Dear WORDsearch Friend, We had hoped to provide you with corrections to the current app, as well as other options to assist you in your Bible study by the end of this week. However, we have experienced a delay in the Apple approval process. As soon as we have additional information to share, we will notify you.

Thanks for your patience and prayers,

David Seibert

Progress Update on WORDsearch iPad App

IPadPhoneDear WORDsearch Friend,

About a week ago I wrote you about the troubles we discovered within the new WORDsearchiPad app. I promised to keep you updated on our progress and that is why I’m writing you today.

Our technical team is carefully addressing one issue at a time, strengthening the app and eliminating the issues that sometimes cause problems.The items currently being repaired are:

  • The app crashes upon trying to launch and load books
  • The bug related to the default Bible setting
  • The bug related to syncing panes

We are not yet at the point where we can deliver a new update with all the fixes that need to be in place, but we are making good progress. We are also working on additional fixes and new options to make your experience better in the days ahead, including the ability to copy content from your WORDsearch titles.

Within the next 10 days, I will contact you again by email with more detailed specifics regarding our solutions and when those solutions can be expected.

In the mean time, you can get the most up-to-date information on the WORDsearch app by visiting the WORDsearch blog, or subscribing to the blog and receiving it instantly by email. You can do this by entering your email address at the bottom of our blog page.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding. I will be updating you again soon.

Your friend in Christ,

David Seibert
WORDsearch
1-800-888-9898
dseibert@lifeway.com
3006 Longhorn Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78758

UPDATE: Android E-Reader App

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As we’ve shared with you before, we were hoping to have the Android e-reader app released by the end of June, but to make your experience even better, we are putting it through a public beta testing phase.

This means we are looking for some volunteers to do beta testing. If you would like to provide feedback and help us with the app, please email us at sales@wordsearchbible.com with your name and email address. Within in a few days, you should hear from us with all the details you will need to get started testing.

To keep you in the loop, we want to show you a special sneak peek of the Phase 1  Beta Android e-reader app here. We want you to be the first to look and play with the app. Please note some of your books and information will not be available with this release, and there will be some performance issues, but we want to get this beta e-reader app out as soon as possible so that you can give us feedback. We really appreciate you waiting patiently. Please know that we are working as hard as we can to get the app out to you as soon as we believe it is running smoothly.

When you first enter the app, you’ll see your library:

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From this home screen, you will be able to:

  • View your books by categories
  • View your books in list view
  • Download books
  • Search for books by typing in their title or author
  • Search a term within all of your books

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 Once you have downloaded a book, you can:

  • Create bookmarks or notes
  • Highlight a word or paragraph
  • Touch a Bible reference in any book and instantly read the verse or jump into the full Bible
  • Quickly jump to different Bible books or chapters of the book you are in

We are continuing to work on new features for your Android app, and thanks for having patience with us. Again please let us know if you want to be a volunteer for the beta testing by emailing us at sales@wordsearchbible.com.

Your friend in Christ,

David Seibert
WORDsearch
1-800-888-9898
dseibert@lifeway.com
3006 Longhorn Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78758