July 2, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Barcelona, Spain - BCNmultimedia today is pleased to announce the release of Children's Bible 1.4, an update to their internationally successful free app for iPhone OS. Each week the app provides free access to a different full color Children's Bible comic book, presenting a classic story from the Old or New Testament. Published in seven languages, it has ranked in the top 50 book downloads in the US App Store from the first day of its release in 2009. Premium content is also available as an in-app purchase.
The Children's Bible contains comic books on the Bible for children between ages 3 and 13. The content of The Children's Bible covers the most important passages of Sacred History and the Gospels. BCNmultimedia has designed the app with the free comic book changing every Monday morning, so teachers in Sunday Schools and catechists can plan lessons around them. Each free comic book consists of 30 full color pages, which are excerpted from the company's library of paid comic books: The Genesis, The Exodus, Kings and Prophets, Birth of Jesus, Parables and Miracles, Passion of Jesus Christ, Old Testament (compilation), and New Testament (compilation).
The colorful, easy to navigate app has garnered over 125,000 downloads over the past six months, and supports the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan. The latest version features improved design with larger buttons, an auto-notification system for new comics, and improved speed and reliability of downloads using 3G or Wi-Fi. Introduced in version 1.3 was the extremely popular auto-play function. The comic books themselves have received widespread acclaim for their clear writing, brilliant color, realism, and drama.
* Children's Bible 1.4 is a free app for iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
* Every Monday a new, 30 page, full color Bible comic is available free
* Children ages 3 - 13 will enjoy reading and viewing these timeless stories
* Top 50 book downloads in the US App Store from the first day of its release in 2009
* Premium content available as an in-app purchase
* Auto notification when new comics are available
* European Top 50 ebooks downloads: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and Portugal
* New, fast and reliable downloading on 3G or WiFi
* Full-page editions of comics available
Due to their overwhelming popularity with young children, the nine Children's Bible comic books are now available in iBookstores of USA, United Kingdom, France, and Germany, with additional stores added monthly. User's can enjoy reading Children's Bible comic books in the full-page format. Also available are versions for iPad, Kindle, Blackberry, Windows, and Macintosh. Full-page versions are not recommended for the iPhone or iPod touch.
"As a child grows up, there are no stories more important or more powerful than the timeless lessons of The Bible," stated Publishing Manager Toni Matas. "Our writers and artists are overjoyed with our success, particularly in the ever-growing field of electronic media."
* iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
* 4.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Children's Bible 1.4 is free of charge, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Premium content is available as an in-app purchase, and is priced from $1.99 (USD or equivalent in other currencies) to $4.99. The full page iBooks are also available for iPad in the iBookstores. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Barcelona, Spain, BCN Multimedia was founded in 1994 by two computer science engineers and an MBA. Since then, they have established a large network of collaborators in the fields of multimedia creation, marketing, sales and distribution, and education using new technologies. Since 1994 they have built up a catalog containing over 50 Windows-based CD-ROM games and over 75 DVD titles. In 2000, BCNmultimedia began working with some of Spain's most important art museums. The result of this cooperation was the production of some of Spain's best-selling art games and the "Dali Soft Watches" iPhone app. BCNmultimedia now sets a benchmark in multimedia art production, and has received numerous awards for its work, most notably: the Mobius award in 1996; the City of Barcelona Award; and the Best Business Initiative award. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 BCNmultimedia. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.