I’m not sure why, but the other morning, I wondered about the belief systems that were held by Siri, the PA / talking monster that lives on peoples iphones.
So I asked Siri, what she believed in.
Here are the results of the conversation.
To celebrate the start of Advent this year, YouVersion – the creator of the free Bible App – is launching a new app to encourage a new generation of Bible readers. The Bible App for Kids, designed for ages 4 to 10, is available to download for free on all Apple and Android mobile devices. The app was developed in collaboration with international ministry OneHope which has reached nearly a billion young lives with the Bible.
Children are becoming more exposed to smartphones and tablet devices than ever before, and they are using their parents or their own devices to engage with content.
“Just like we’ve seen the Bible App transform how our generation is engaging with Scripture, we believe the Bible App for Kids will change how the next generation discovers the grand narrative of the Bible,” said Bobby Gruenewald, Innovation Pastor of LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma, the creators of YouVersion.
The primary catalyst for the project was the YouVersion community itself, the world’s largest digital Bible-sharing community. A YouVersion survey indicated that more that 95 percent of community parents would be interested in a Bible app which would help their children engage with the Bible in everyday life.
“It’s important that we don’t lose the tradition of reading with our children in the digital age,” says James Poulter, the UK representative for YouVersion. “The Bible App for Kids is a great way for children to engage with the Bible’s text in a way that is fun and interactive. It’s not just a brilliant Bible app for kids, we think it’s one of the best mobile experiences for children in app stores right now.”
An engaging, interactive adventure that’s beautifully illustrated and animated, the Bible App for Kids explores the larger story of the Bible from a walk through the garden with Adam and Eve to a journey to Bethlehem the night Jesus was born. The app was designed from the ground up to engage kids who can’t read or are learning to read.
“Even in countries where evangelism is difficult, smartphones are prevalent,” said Poulter. “With translations in other languages also in development, the App will make it possible to reach children all over the world.”
YouVersion also plan to add features allowing parents to interact with their kids by connecting their YouVersion accounts.
The Bible App for Kids is available to download at www.bible.com/kids
Well I dont often blog about phone apps on here, but here’s something I particularly wanted to shout about. A while back, the Instagram photo sharing app changed their Terms and Conditions, and all of a sudden people didn’t own their photos anymore. This has since been changed, but do you upload images to Facebook? Yeah apparently they own the rights to any photos you upload as well. Want to keep your own images? Try Pressgram.
John Saddington wanted to be able to upload his images to his wordpress site, with the usability and filters from something like Instagram, so he decided to do something about it. A successful kickstarter campaign has led to Pressgram being developed, submitted to the App store, and it has now been released.
I guess if a picture is worth a thousand words, then you get to keep all thousand when you upload via Pressgram.
Heres a demo of Pressgram in action:
Pressgram is available from the iTunes store.
See Pressgram website for more information.
I’ll be using Pressgram to update this place every now and then on the .PhotoBlog page… hope you enjoy…
The iPhone Case
I have something to confess. I might love my new iPhone case, just a little bit. (I’ve been known to understate my feelings). You see, my little 7 month old has certain feelings towards my iPhone.
She see’s it.
She wants to eat it!
And. Well. In an attempt to love my daughter more then the phone, I checked my insurance, and let her get on with trying to suck it. (Thankfully she currently is minus teeth). But when she started on the corner of the phone that had the camera lens, then myself and the Good lady wife started to get worried, and she commented about the survival case from Griffin.
After some pondering, I got it ordered from Amazon, introduced the case to my phone… When the little one decided to try eating it again, I was a little bit more relaxed about the whole, baby – eating – iPhone, thing.
Where are we now?
The great thing about me being relaxed with her holding it / playing with it, is I just get back to lean back, and keep half an eye one what she’s doing. Well I don’t want her to delete my email just because of some unlucky hand moves. As I was sat there, watching Doctor Who on the phone that she was holding, it occurred to me. My child was watching a TV show on a phone that she was holding in her hand. Maybe I had a moment of feeling old, but I couldn’t help but wonder where we’re going with Technology. The millennial generation have seen a move from tube based TVs, landlines, and VCRs. We’re now in a world of HD TVs, smart phones, and iPlayer.
Have you seen the stuff about Google Glass?
Where are we Going?
If we’re starting to talk about Google Glass now, what will we be talking about in 30 years time?
I guess I wonder where we’re going with all of this?
Deuteronomy ends with the death of Moses:
10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. 12 For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.
Strong words. What did the Isrealites feel about the death of their leader? Did the Israelites wonder what was going to happen? I want to say that they put their trust in God, and words such as, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” from chapter 31.
But did at least some of them wonder where they were also going?
If you’re wondering where you’re going in your future, then you may find this prayer helpful.
“Father God, I realise that You have set an appointed time for everything, and I may not necessarily know when it will come or how it will happen. I choose to remain expectant & trust that You will bring my breakthrough no matter how long it takes. Amen”
A version of this first featured on the Big Bible website.
Should there be more discussion about how technology and Social Media is used?
In a world where it seems that everyone has a Facebook account, should more be done to educate people about behavior online, and how?
Do you have any concerns about where technology is heading?