SpokenWord Audio Bible - New Testament

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Description of App: 

SpokenWord Audio Bible - New Testament

Modern English Version (American Standard Version - 1997 Update)
Audio is provided by AudioTreasure.com

This program allows you to listen the entire New Testament in audio form. All the audio is embedded in the software, so you can listen the Holy Bible at any time, without the need for a wireless connection.

The program remembers the audio position so you can start listening where you last left off. The audio will keep playing even after the screen is locked so you can save battery power while continuing to listen.

The program is simple to use, touch the book icon to select the Book/Chapter to start at, and you can fast forward, rewind, pause, and skip forward and back chapters.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
This is a large download (approximately 170 MB) and you'll be better off downloading it via iTunes first, then synching it to your iPhone/iPod touch.

Version: 

1.3

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4

Accessibility Comments: 

Found it to be mostly friendly. See below for other comments.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Love the fact the entire New Testaments is all on your iphone without having to worry of internet connections. What makes this very enjoyable is the fact that all of the Books are in audio format being read by people. So no robotic voices or any kind of text to speech translation. So listening is very soothing and easy to listen. The interface I must say could be improved. Even though everything is clearly labeled I wish the placement of certain buttons were easier to locate. Swiping left to right will let you find everything you will need for this application. Look for the button labeled as Books. Click this button and this will let you select the book and chapter you wish for the application to read to you then select the Done button. Now you are ready to hit the Play button and the the book you have selected will begin to read at loud to you. If you stop the reading. It will remember where you have left off. The next time you start up the application it will start playing right where you left off. The audio buttons are always right below the center of your screen to make finding it easy. Previous, Play and the Next button are right there. The only thing I wish it had was the finger gestures recognition. It doesn't recognize any of the gestures I ride. For example, double finger tap to stop the reading will not work. You will need to hit the Play button to stop. It is a Free application and you like reading the bible. This is something I recommend in giving it a try. The author also have the Old Testaments as well for download.