This year has brought Christian’s a bevy of highly rated and enjoyable apps for Apple’s iOS devices.
Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices are home to several Christian apps. One of the most positively reviewed is LifeChurch.tv’s "Bible" app.
The Bible app allows users to download several different translations of the Bible. It also allows users to search for keywords, references and take notes on pre-read sections. Through Facebook and Twitter, users can post their favorite verses to their friends and followers.
Customer reviews for the app are very positive. User "App inspector pro" said, "Amazing app. I wish I would've discovered this a whole lot sooner. You can take notes and find specific verses. Great for when you're in church. Daily devotionals are included. You can bookmark your favorite verses. Just an awesome app all around!"
LifeChurch.tv’s Bible app is free of charge.
The "Better Part: The Better App for Christian and Catholic Meditation" app also happens to be one of the best, according to user reviews.
This app is based on Fr. John Bartunek, LC, and his bestselling book of the same name. The author has crafted this app alongside Copper Mobile as a daily resource for daily meditation techniques, prayer guides and Bible study.
"We lead tremendously busy lives, with 1,001 things to do. Even so, every saint and renowned spiritual director through the ages has said the same thing: If we desire to become saints, we must spend time daily in meditation. With this App, you can make that happen in a powerful new way," said the company’s website.
User "Pamela Houk" said, "I am so thrilled! I bought the book first and love it. I use it daily and gave a book to my sisters. I’m gifting this app to my friends with iPhone and/or iPad." This app comes free of charge.
Next is the "Children’s Bible Daily Prayer" app, which provides daily Bible quotes for children. It can be used in school or church settings in order to begin biblical conversations with young people. Barcelona Media is the company behind this app.
iTunes user "Trust in the lord" said, "I truly enjoy this app. It’s a great devotional for a child and a good opener for a Sunday school."
Another popular app, the "Christian Dating" app from Dating DNA, Inc. is one of the most highly rated Christian relationship apps in the iTunes Store. Users only have to pay $0.99 to interact with other single Christians in a safe online setting. The DNA compatibility match feature helps users meet Christian singles with similar interests.
"meetme10" said that the app has a "very good matchmaking system." Another iTunes user, "airpost22," said that the app is "the best Christian dating app out there and I’ve tried them all."
"The House FM/Praise 88.7/Christian Radio" app comes from Jacobs Media and is also free of charge. It offers streaming radio services of contemporary hit and adult contemporary Christian hits. The House FM and Praise 88.7 radio stations provide the music content for the app.
The streams are free of commercials, so users can enjoy listening to their music without interruption. It can be found on iTunes as a free download.
User "Kyle aka Luke" gave the app a perfect 5-star rating alongside other customer reviews. "I would highly recommend this station to anyone!," he said. "There are two types of music with this app. One is an upbeat tempo and the other is more traditional Christian music."
These iTunes Christian apps covers various genres of media that will appeal to Apple device owners. For the year of 2011, these apps were among the highest rated on the iTunes Store.