Updated in the Nokia Store is the open source (free) MeeBible front end to numerous Bible translations, along with the facility to download any for offline reading. You may remember my original review of MeeBible? This new version 3.0 (3.05, to be precise) adds new translations (The Message, New King James, Basic English, Amplified), plus social sharing functions and hooks.
From the developer's description:
With MeeBible you can read God's Word everywhere with your phone. Bible texts are downloaded on the fly from the web and cached for further reading. You can also download whole Bible translation via Wi-Fi network and read it offline.
MeeBible supports following Bible translations:
New World Translation in 42 languages
King James Bible
New International Bible
English Standard Version
New King James Bible
Bible in Basic English
The Message translation
Russian Synodal Translation
French Louis Segond Translation
German Luther 1912 and Schlachter 1951 translations
Italian Versione Diodati Riveduta
Portuguese Almeida Corrigida e Revisada Translation
In addition to the extra Bible translations now supported, the number of languages handled also seems to have grown, see the screens below:
The two column options menu (how come other Qt developers haven't used this yet?), with new 'Donate' option, if you want to support the developer's mission;(right) picking a book to read...
When highlighting a verse in this version, there's now a 'share' option on the pop-up, showing a pretty full list of social options (right) - don't get too excited though, there's no authorisation or sign-in, you're simply handed over to the appropriate service's mobile site with the verse's text pre-loaded.
In-app purchasing donating done here through the Nokia Store - it's neatly done and a model some other freeware and shareware authors might like to try? (right) The number of Bible versions in each language has grown a lot since my first review, with no less than eight in English, my chosen language in MeeBible's settings.
There are comprehensive settings, including going black-on-white, and full-screen; (right) just some of the dozens of languages supported - impressive.