07/30/2018 in: Techyon
This week, we are celebrating a BIG anniversary: ten years in the App Store! Around the office, we’ve been eating lots of food, swapping stories, and being nostalgic. Olive Tree has come a long way since its beginnings. But did you know that we have been putting the Bible on phones long before the App Store?
A VISUAL HISTORY OF OLIVE TREE
Some of these images are almost embarrassing to share since technology has come such a long way over the past decade. But we hope you’ll enjoy this throwback as much as we do.
It started with a website.
Like most things tech-related, we started with a website, providing people with access to the Bible on the Internet.
Then came Palm Pilots.
Not too long after, we began putting our Bible Reader program on Palm Pilots. Although it wasn’t the most beautiful program, it was definitely innovative during its time.
The expansion of cell phones.
As cell phones grew in popularity, we continued to find ways to make our Bible Reader program accessible.
Then, the App Store began.
Ten years ago, the App Store began, and we were quick to get our app up and running for iOS devices.
As time passed and apps gained more functionality and fancier designs, we stayed up-to-date. It has been a marathon, but we are so thankful to share God’s Word with others around the world.
OLIVE TREE TODAY
Our app has been installed over 6,500,000 times in the past ten years. We are so thankful first to God, for giving us the ability to participate in His restorative plan of teaching others about Himself, and second, to you. Without our faithful users who make studying the Bible a priority, we wouldn’t have made it as far as we have today. Thanks for sticking with us. We can’t wait to see where we will be in another ten years.
How long have you been using Olive Tree? Share below in the comments!