Aug 18, 2010 David Lang

What About the iPad?

In a previous post I blogged about my experience using the prototype Accordance iPhone app to read along during the Sunday morning sermon. I expected a fair bit of response to that post, but what I didn't expect was how much apparent angst it would create regarding the iPad. Apparently, because I focused on my use of the app on the iPhone, some people worried that our initial iOS app would not be available for the iPad.

Not to worry. Just because I describe testing the app on my iPhone, that doesn't mean we're not also planning to support the iPad. Alas, I'm one of those pitiful souls who does not yet own an iPad. :-(

So have no fear. Our initial release of the app will not be restricted to the iPhone, but will work beautifully on the iPad as well. That means that the iPad app will be adapted to the iPad's larger screen and will not merely be an iPhone app scaled to fit. Other than that, the two apps will be identical. Beyond that initial release, we have some very exciting plans for the iPad as a unique platform, but I'm not at liberty to talk about those yet. What I can tell you is that whether you use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can look forward to being able to access your Accordance modules on your device of choice.

Bookmark and Share

Archived Comments


August 18, 2010 9:33 AM

David, you should get an iPad.

Ron Bailey

August 18, 2010 11:11 AM

" you can look forward to being able to access your Accordance modules on your device of choice." This really sounds exciting!


August 18, 2010 11:20 AM

Mercy! Just when? 


August 18, 2010 11:43 AM


Glad you followed up the last blog with some more details.  All of your loyal Accordance users have been waiting so long for Accordance on the iOS platform and glad to hear it should be great from the start.  Just hope it is coming soon.  By the way, I agree we need to get you an ipad.


August 18, 2010 12:10 PM


Thanks for the update on Accordance for mobile devices. I love the convenience of using the iPad in a Bible class, but it comes up short on Bible software and Keynote presentations. I had to jailbreak it to get display out to the projector. I have tried about six different Bible programs, but none are killer apps. I have mostly gone back to using Accordance and Keynote on my laptop for Bible class and sermon presentations. I am hopeful that Accordance on the iPad will be flexible enough that I can go back to the iPad in the classroom. I get the feeling I will not be disappointed.


August 18, 2010 12:36 PM


Thanks for the update... I suppose we've been waiting for the iOS software (and you guys have been working really hard) so everyone is eager to see what comes of it all. 

I really can't tell you how pumped I am and agree with Ron about the last sentence in your post being really exciting. Thanks for communicating! Also, an iPad is a must! ;-)

B Mentzer

August 20, 2010 11:11 AM

Well, I know this is really going to be a long shot! Any possibilities we could integrate this on the iPad/iPhone with EndNote citations and notes? These processes and features might be too much of a data hog and EndNote is already VERY complicated as a program.

I would love to have the ability to enter say verse markers in an EndNote field and have them pulled into my User Notes/Tools and vice versa. Maybe having two fields, one for the verse and one to index the citation? 

Holding all of that on an iPad/iPhone would also be a tremendous resource. And then syncing the links that I make on the iPad/iPhone back to the Mac would be a tremendous tool. I just think that I would keep more of those wonderfully rough splashes of thought that evaporate before I get my Mac out of its case (after the sermon and at home) and get it set up to type. 

The only question is when would you sleep?

Bodie Quirk

August 21, 2010 2:52 PM


Thanks so much for the update!!! To be honest, the entire reason I decided to get an iPad when I first heard of them was to one day put accordance on it. And that ways way before there was whisper of an iOS-Based Accordance.

Here's the thing: my iPad is my full-blown ministry assistant. All my notes, ebooks, calendar, Dropbox, audio, video, everything on there is for ministry, yet it has been incomplete without Accordance. This is great, great news. The iPad was made for Accordance! 


Please keep us posted!! There are many of us who would absolutely LOVE to be BETA testers, as well...

Filmore bouldes jr.

September 04, 2010 8:16 AM

Thanks for keeping us informed on the development Accordance on the iPad. I love the Accordance software and would love to put in on a iPad. If you guys offer Accordance for iPad long with Kenneth S Wuest materials, i will have no reason to buy logos on the iPad. Thanks again for Keeping us informed.