Dec 31, 2010 David Lang

The Countdown is Over: Accordance for iOS is Here

iOSSearch2 At the risk of making your New Year's Eve countdown anticlimactic, the countdown to the release of Accordance for iOS is now over. Accordance for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch became available for download in the iTunes app store yesterday afternoon. It's a free app, and once installed, you can use Easy Install to download almost all of your existing Accordance modules. The exceptions are those modules which are only available on disk and not currently downloadable. In a future update, we'll add the ability to sync with your desktop Accordance to get those modules as well, but we decided not to hold up the release of the app for a handful of modules.

Those who are new to Accordance can, of course, enjoy the app with a handful of free modules, including the English Standard Version courtesy of Crossway. This special iOS edition of the ESV includes Strong's numbers so anyone who uses our app will have access to the Greek and Hebrew behind a modern English Bible.

Those who create a free online account with Accordance will also be able to download additional free modules. And as previously mentioned, those of you who sign in with your existing Accordance account will be able to download any purchased modules available through Easy Install.

To learn the ins and outs of Accordance for iOS, you can check out these Help pages. There is also a new section of our forums dedicated to discussions of Accordance for iOS.

We're very excited to finally get this initial release into your hands, and we know that our work on this app is only just beginning. There are lots of important features to add and room for refinement, but we hope you'll find this initial foray into iOS well worth the wait.

Happy New Year!

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December 31, 2010 10:38 AM



December 31, 2010 10:43 AM
Alright. What a wonderful way to start the new year :)


December 31, 2010 10:51 AM

Um... You made it 4.2 only! Why???




David Lang

December 31, 2010 11:11 AM

Jon, we debated the decision to go to 4.2 only, but finally did so because it will enable us to implement some planned features which would otherwise be impossible. 


December 31, 2010 11:35 AM

Boy, my 1st generation iPod Touch is feeling really old right now.  Wish I had the money to upgrade.


January 01, 2011 3:50 PM

Shame about the 4.2 only, I was looking forward to using it.  Perhaps in a few months.  

Joe Holland

January 01, 2011 10:14 PM

Are there plans to sync the "My Bible Notes" with user notes on the desktop?  I'd love access to my notes on my iPhone.