16 Aug 2013-
Word. is an app designed to inspire and encourage people in their walk with God. Each day, users receive a devotional featuring beautiful typography and imagery designed by Pocket Fuel, an online ministry founded by husband-and-wife team Jesse and Liz Milani.
"In this fast-paced world we live in, it's a real challenge to find time to pray, let alone reflect on God's word. We knew that mobile was the key to overcoming this problem because it's the most effective way to reach people at any place and time," says TJ Tee, co-founder of mobile development studio Alphapod.
"We're about reaching people through the conveniences of the digital age. People engage socially on their mobile devices every day, so it made sense for Pocket Fuel to connect with them in this space," adds Jesse.
With the app, users can easily share inspiring Bible verses on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For Jesse, the partnership with Alphapod couldn't have come at a better time.
"We started Pocket Fuel through Instagram and got instant traction with our audience so we knew that the app would work well from the get-go. Alphapod are great at what they do and pay a great amount of attention to detail. The guys are humble and so honouring and we love working with them," says Jesse.
“We loved what Pocket Fuel was doing on Instagram and Facebook so we reached out to them with a prototype app we had built. It turned out that they had always wanted to go mobile but didn’t have the expertise or finances to develop an app. When they saw our app in action and saw how clean and easy it was to use, they were sold,” says TJ.
Response to the app has been overwhelming. Word has been downloaded over 10,000 times within its first month of launch.
Here’s what some users have to say:
“Overall, amazing. A great way to receive beautiful devotions daily.” – ForeverBatman
“Forget Words with Friends. This is the only word app you’ll ever need. Brilliant, rich, beautiful, creative, immersive art and features. Thanks for making it!”
“I’m so in love with this app. The things I love Pocket Fuel for on Instagram are all here – all in one amazing app! The images and scripture devotions that go with each one are great! I know I’ll be using this app EVERY DAY. If you're contemplating getting this app, think no more – just get it! :)”
Word is available for download on the App Store at this link: http://bit.ly/word-app.
Users receive a month of daily devotions for free and subsequently have the option to subscribe monthly for $0.99 for daily updates or pay just $9.99 for a full year.
About Alphapod (http://alphapod.com)
Alphapod is a mobile app development studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We build beautiful, handcrafted apps for iOS and Android.
About Pocket Fuel (http://pktfuel.com)
Founded by husband-and-wife team Jesse and Liz Milani, Pocket Fuel was created to help people get “His word in” in a busy, fast-paced world using the most practical and convenient ways possible. Pocket Fuel's vision is to use social media to help encourage and empower people in their everyday lives with God’s word. To date they've touched the lives of more than 100,000 people.
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