November 15th, 2012

Crossway releases “powered by Glo” ESV Bible apps

2009 and 2010 “Bible of the Year” winners join forces to create a revolutionary, media rich Bible app for iPad and iPhone

ORLANDO, Florida – November 15, 2012 – Bible Publisher Crossway and digital Bible maker Immersion Digital announced today that they are coming together to launch two new apps for the iPhone and iPad that will pair the award-winning 2009 Bible of the Year (ESV Study Bible) with the award-winning 2010 Bible of the Year (Glo Bible) to offer a unique experience for the Bible reader.

The new apps include the ESV Study Bible and the FREE ESV Bible App, available today in the App Store for the iPad and iPhone. These “powered by Glo” apps include trusted Crossway content, feature the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible, and are built upon Glo Bible’s award-winning digital platform, which incorporates 360-degree virtual tours, photos, animated maps, social features and Bible reading plans.

“In this digital age, with two entire generations born in a digital world, it is crucial to have our best Bible translations and study Bibles in digital format—not by merely mimicking paper but by exploiting the full potential of digital media to communicate the Bible in new and engaging ways. The ESV and its Study Bible are hallmarks favored by millions of readers,” says Nelson Saba, founder and CEO of Immersion Digital.

ESV “powered by glo” apps allow users to access any Bible chapter or verse in just two taps. Every page of the Bible features relevant videos, artwork, photos, and virtual tours, resulting in an interactive experience that gives users the full 360-degree view of the Bible. The entire Bible and related media are also organized through unique browsing “lenses,” allowing users to sort and search the Bible in a variety of ways.

These new apps include the “Me” lens, which contains a journal and Bible reading plans. This lens also gives users the ability to connect to social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter, integrating relevant posts so users can see what their friends are sharing from the Bible.

“Crossway is pleased to partner with the Glo Bible to release apps that make the richness of the ESV Bible, and the award-winning ESV Study Bible, readily accessible across the breadth of mobile devices. The ESV is one of the fastest growing Bible translations and the partnership with the award-winning Glo Bible platform should be a winning combination! Crossway is always looking for new and innovative ways to make the ESV Bible available to a world that is desperately in need of God’s Word, and we believe that Nelson Saba and Immersion Digital will help us impact more lives for eternity,” says Geoff Dennis, COO and Executive Vice President of Crossway.

The ESV Bible app is available now for FREE in the app store. The ESV Study Bible app is available at an introductory price of $19.99 USD and also includes the ESV translation. Study Bibles will also be available as in-app upgrades for Free ESV users or existing Glo Bible users. Glo users can also get the ESV translation in-app for $2.99 USD.

Download the apps now from the App Store:

ESV Study Bible iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/esv-study-bible/id549497080?ls=1&mt=8

ESV Study Bible iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/esv-study-bible-for-iphone/id549499771?ls=1&mt=8

ESV Bible iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/esv-bible-+/id549502186?ls=1&mt=8

ESV Bible iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/esv-bible-for-iphone/id549502772?ls=1&mt=8

About Crossway

Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that for nearly 75 years has proclaimed the gospel through publishing. Crossway publishes tracts, books, and the English Standard Version of the Bible.

About Immersion Digital

Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age. For more information please visit http://www.globible.com/press/.

Contact:

Ananda Saba

PR@ImmersionDigital.com

(602) 456-2429

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August 7th, 2012

Thomas Nelson releases “powered by Glo” NKJV Bible apps

Thomas Nelson joins the NKJV translation with the Award Winning Glo Bible platform to create new apps for iPad and iPhone

ORLANDO, Florida – August 6th, 2012 – Bible Publisher Thomas Nelson and digital Bible maker Immersion Digital announced today that they are coming together to launch three new apps for iPhone and iPad that will pair the trusted New King James Version (NKJV) Bible translation with the award winning Glo Bible engine.

The new apps include The NKJV Study Bible, The MacArthur Study Bible and the NKJV Bible App, available today in the US & Canada App store for iPad and iPhone. Built upon Glo Bible’s digital platform, these new Bible apps include 360-degree virtual tours, photos, animated maps, videos, social features and Bible reading plans.

“In this digital age with two entire generations born in a digital world it is crucial to have our best Bible translations and Study Bibles in digital format. Not by merely mimicking paper but by exploiting the full potential of digital media to communicate the Bible in new and engaging ways. The NKJV and its study Bibles are hallmarks favored by millions of readers,” said Nelson Saba, founder and CEO of Immersion Digital

Thomas Nelson powered by Glo apps allow users to access any Bible chapter or verse in just two clicks. Every page of the Bible features relevant videos, artwork, photos, and virtual tours, resulting in an interactive experience that gives users the full 360-degree view of the Bible. The entire Bible and related media are also organized through unique browsing “Lenses,” allowing users to sort and search the Bible in a variety of ways.

“The introduction of these new NKJV powered by Glo Bible apps will give current and future generations the ability to experience God’s Word in ways they never have before,” said Gary Davidson, Thomas Nelson senior vice president and Bible group publisher. “We are excited about offering the New King James Version translation as well as the immense study notes and insights found in The NKJV Study Bible and The MacArthur Study Bible alongside the media-rich Glo platform. The potential for expanding Bible readership and sharing scripture through these apps is amazing and we are thankful that our partnership with Immersion Digital is making this possible.”

The new Bible apps also include the “Me” Lens, which contains a journal and Bible reading plans. This lens also gives users the capability to connect to social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter, integrating relevant posts so users can see what their friends are sharing from the Bible.

The New King James Version (NKJV) app is available now for FREE in the app store. The New King James Study Bible and The NKJV MacArthur Study Bible apps are available for an introductory price of $19.99USD. Study Bibles will also be available as in-app upgrades for NKJV Bible app users or existing Glo Bible users. Glo users can also get the NKJV translation in-app for $0.99USD.

Thomas Nelson apps and in-app upgrades are currently only available in the US/Canada.

About Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson, Inc., a HarperCollins company, is the world’s largest Christian publisher. The Company provides multiple formats of Bibles, inspirational books and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Live Event Management, Inc., a Thomas Nelson company, is the nation’s leading producer of Christian live events. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information, please visit www.thomasnelsoncorporate.com.

About Immersion Digital

Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age. For more information please visit http://www.globible.com/press/.

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Ananda Saba
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July 19th, 2012

Glo Bible Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Immersion Digital apps reach 1 million downloads and 30 million minutes of Bible reading

ORLANDO, Florida – July 17th, 2012 – Immersion Digital is thrilled to announce that on July 13th, 2012 Glo Bible and Powered by Glo products reached the milestone of 1 million app downloads. 1 million downloads translates into over 30 million minutes of Bible reading in over 120 countries.

“The heart of our mission is to leverage on technology to promote Bible engagement in this digital age. We are excited and honored about promoting 30 million minutes of Bible reading all over the world, and that is just the beginning. We are now targeting 2 million downloads before year end” says Nelson Saba, founder and CEO of Immersion Digital. “We hope through these apps to bring even more people closer to the Word of God.”

The media-rich interactive Glo Bible app has been downloaded on iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC worldwide in multiple languages including English and Portuguese as well as the newly launched Mandarin and German versions. In addition, Glo technology powers Bible apps included in the 1 million figure such as “The Bible” by United Bible Societies and Bible360 which will have exclusive media from television Producer Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s upcoming television series on the Bible.

The top five Glo Bible downloading countries include the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and Singapore. The data also shows that Glo is used most during Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, demonstrating churchgoers are using digital as an alternative to paper bibles in church services.

The 30 million minutes have been spent in the scripture text as well as the vast array of interactive media content within Glo. Glo includes thousands of media elements, including 360 degree virtual tours, maps, photos, Bible reading plans and more that immerse the user into the world of the Bible.

To celebrate this milestone Glo Bible and Powered by Glo products will be 30% off for a limited time. During the month of July Immersion Digital will also be announcing new in-app upgrade options as well as new apps that will join the Powered by Glo family.

“By opening Glo up to new translations, languages and audiences, we will increase the number of people who can connect with the Bible on their device of choice, using the bestselling NIV translation” Says Saba. “We see 1 million as just the first step of a upward trend towards increased Bible engagement through digital.”

“We are delighted to see so many people using Glo’s amazing, intuitive tools to increase their engagement with the Bible, said Chip Brown, senior vice president and publisher at Zondervan. “People just can’t get enough of it.”

Glo can be downloaded for free on Mac, iPad, PC and iPhone worldwide from www.globible.com. New users can receive “Glo Lite” with complete access to the bestselling NIV translation, along with the Glo Lite media pack, new social sharing features and more. Existing users can login on any device to access their media and translations.

About Immersion Digital
Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age. For more information please visit http://www.globible.com/press/

Contact:
Ananda Saba (602) 456-2429
PR@ImmersionDigital.com

April 2nd, 2012

Glo Bible looks stunning on iPad Retina Display; introduces “Social Bible” Features

Immersion Digital enhances the Glo Bible app by making 3,800+ media library & interface shine on the new iPad retina display.

ORLANDO, Florida – April 2, 2012 – Just in time for Easter and the launch of the new iPad, Glo Bible, an award-winning, media-rich interactive Bible has released a new update making the vast library of rich media compatible with the innovative retina display on the new iPad. Also new: features to make reading the Bible a social experience.

Users can now explore the 3,800+ high definition media available in Glo using the most advanced iPad retina display with stunning clarity. “Most of our media in Glo has even higher definition than the retina display resulting in amazing visuals in the new iPad” says Nelson Saba, founder and CEO of Immersion Digital.“The immersive experience is greatly amplified by the new retina display”

The latest release also makes the Bible more social, allowing users to post – or see what their friends have posted – using the Glo Bible. People can now post verses, notes or any one of the 3800+ interactive Glo media elements to Facebook, Twitter, YouVersion, the Glo Bible Facebook Page, or Email to a friend. The brand new “Me” lens has a “My Friend” feed that displays anything your friends have posted using Glo. Users can share verses, photos, artwork, maps, virtual tours images and more, and “like” or comment a friend’s post directly from Glo on Mac, iPad and iPhone.

“Our goal is for the average person to experience the Bible in a new way, and make it a part of their everyday life,” says Ananda Netzel, Glo press coordinator. “This Social integration – in addition to the new Bible Reading Plans – makes it easier than ever for people to engage and share.“

This release also includes free new Bible reading plans for users to prepare for Easter, as well as new upgrade options to make Glo Premium content more accessible. New upgrade options include device-only upgrades for iPad and iPhone, in addition to the existing Glo Premium multi-device option. Device-only upgrades allow users to get the full NIV study Bible, premium translations, encyclopedia and 3800+ media elements on Glo Premium iPad-only for $29.99, or only $9.99 for iPhone-only Glo Premium. Also new, the $4.99 iPhone Complete Media pack, which includes the 3800+ Media Elements (Entire library of Glo Virtual Tours, Photos, Maps and Artwork)

Glo can be downloaded for free on Mac, iPad, PC and iPhone worldwide from www.globible.com. New users can register to receive “Glo Lite” with complete access to the bestselling NIV translation, along with the Glo Lite media pack, new social sharing features and more. Existing users can login on any device to access their media and translations. Retina-display screencaptures are available online: http://www.globible.com/press/retina.zip

About Immersion Digital
Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age. For more information please visit

http://www.globible.com/press/
high-res images:
http://www.globible.com/press/retina.zip

Contacts:
Ananda Netzel (602) 456-2429
PR@immersiondigital.com

December 14th, 2011

Glo Lite now with Four Times More Content

Glo Lite now with Four Times More Content

Immersion Digital adds more content into the free Glo Lite App, for a total of 180 media elements; including videos, photos, artwork, maps and virtual tours

ORLANDO, Florida – December 13th, 2011 – Just in time for Christmas, Glo Bible, an award-winning, media-rich interactive Bible, has increased the amount of free content available in Glo Lite for Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad. Winner of 2010 Bible of the Year, Glo Lite now offers 180 media elements – four times more than before – for an enhanced Bible experience.

Even with four times more content, the 180 high-resolution photos, artwork, maps, videos and virtual tours included in Glo Lite still make up only 5% of the total content available in Glo Premium, which has over 3,800 media elements.

“Glo for us is about sharing our passion for the Bible and for the Biblical world, allowing you to experience the Bible as never before through immersive media. For this reason we decided to increase 4-fold the amount of media in Glo Lite – our free product – to 180 media elements out of over 3800 available in Glo Premium” said Nelson Saba, CEO of Immersion Digital.

This announcement comes on the heels of a review by the well-respected AppAdvice.com, saying of Glo: “The most extraordinary iPad book app of the past year isn’t The Civil War Today, Ultimate Sharks or even The Monster at the End of This Book. No, while each of these titles are great, nothing compares to the Glo Bible + app, released earlier this year by Immersion Digital.”

Glo can be downloaded for free on Mac, iPad, PC and iPhone worldwide from www.globible.com. New users can register to receive “Glo Lite” with complete access to the bestselling NIV translation, along with the newly added media samples, while existing users can login on any device to access their media and translations.

About Immersion Digital

Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age. For more information please visit http://www.globible.com/press/.

Contacts:

Peter Centofante

(602) 456-2429

PR@immersiondigital.com

September 27th, 2011

USA Today Names Glo #1 “Coolest book app for Fall”

USA Today Names Glo #1 “Coolest book app for Fall”

Glo Bible given top spot by USA Today in “The 10 coolest book apps for Fall”

ORLANDO, Florida – September 27, 2011 Glo, the first-of its-kind media-rich interactive Bible, has been featured in USA Today as the #1 Coolest iPad Book App for the Fall.

The Glo Bible, which USA Today described as: “one of the most impressive book apps available”, was featured alongside other top book apps, including Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy, David’s Diary by David Sedaris, and Speakeasy Cocktails, an interactive cocktail making guide.

“Our team is honored to receive this endorsement by USA Today and is thrilled to have been selected as the top pick on the list,” said Nelson Saba, CEO of Immersion Digital.  “It reaffirms our belief that rich media integrated with text enhances the understanding and engagement of the reader by combining the more analytical reading process with related immersive media experiences.”

The free Glo Bible App was launched earlier this year, featuring zoom technology and an intuitive touch interface to present a rich interactive database of historic as well as contemporary information including photos, video, maps, artwork, 360-degree virtual tours and more.

“Zondervan is privileged to partner with Immersion Digital and serve as its distribution partner for a product as unique and innovative as Glo,” said Chip Brown, executive vice president and publisher of Bibles for Zondervan. “Consumer reaction to both the product and the App has been phenomenal and has helped Zondervan advance our mission to increase Bible engagement in a tangible way.”

The most recent update by Glo Bible brings iPad and iPhone users access to the Glo Atlas lens, which links geographic locations directly to Bible verses, articles and Glo media over a zoomable atlas. Tapping on locations reveals photos, 360-degree virtual tours, artwork and scripture related to the location of choice. The atlas can be explored by zooming and panning, or when reading bible passages, users can send a verse to the Atlas Lens to see locations related to that verse. The Atlas also includes eight samples of maps (from the 140 maps available in Glo Premium) that give context to Bible stories or time periods. This update is free for all iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Glo users, including Free Glo Lite and Glo Premium users. This release marks the first time the Glo Atlas Lens has been available outside the PC and Mac versions of Glo Premium.

The article can be found online: http://www.usatoday.com/life/news/news/story/2011-09-02/The-10-coolest-book-apps-for-fall/50245236/1

The free download of Glo Lite including the full best-selling NIV Bible on Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone is available worldwide from www.globible.com.

Glo was named 2010 Bible of the Year, and featured by such press as Newsweek, Mashable, ABC News Now, the Guardian and more.

About Immersion Digital

Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age. For more information please visit http://www.globible.com/press/.

Contact:

Ananda Saba-Netzel

(602) 456-2429

PR@immersiondigital.com

August 17th, 2011

Glo Bible Launches the Atlas Lens on iOS with New Features

Immersion Digital releases a new update of Glo that gives iPad and iPhone users access to a new lens – the Atlas.

ORLANDO, Florida – August 15, 2011 – Glo, the media-rich interactive Bible and Winner of the 2010 Bible of the Year, has released a new update to bring the world of the Bible directly to the iPad and iPhone – for free.

IOS users now have access to the Glo Atlas lens, which links geographic locations directly to Bible verses, articles and Glo media over a zoomable atlas. Tapping on locations reveals photos, 360-degree virtual tours, artwork and scripture related to the location of choice. The atlas can be explored by zooming and panning, or when reading bible passages, users can send a verse to the Atlas Lens to see locations related to the verse of choice. The Atlas also includes 8 samples of maps, from the 140 maps available in Glo Premium, that give context to Bible stories or time periods. This update is free for all iOS Glo users, including Glo Lite and Glo Premium users. This release marks the first time the Glo Atlas Lens has been available outside the PC and Mac versions of Glo Premium.

“Our Glo team values the feedback we get from our community of users, and one of the most requested features on the iPad and iPhone was the Atlas,” says Nelson Saba, CEO of Immersion Digital. “We are very excited to release an interactive Atlas Lens for both our iPad and iPhone apps.”

In addition to the Atlas, this recent release has a new, streamlined Media Lens to give users easier and faster accessibility to the media available in Glo. This updated Media Lens is available on all Glo platforms – iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC. Download Glo for free on Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone worldwide from www.globible.com.

About Immersion Digital

Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age. For more information please visit http://www.globible.com/press/.

Contact:

Ananda Saba-Netzel

(602) 456-2429

Ananda@immersiondigital.com

May 19th, 2011

Glo Bible & Zondervan team up to launch Glo Bible for iPhone

Glo, 2010 Bible of the Year, with NIV free on multiple platforms

ORLANDO, Florida – May 18, 2011 This week the award-winning Glo Bible added the iPhone to the roster of free app downloads that includes Mac, PC and iPad. The free download includes the zoomable interface and interactive media that has garnered Glo so much attention in its desktop application. Also included is the New International Version (NIV), the world’s most popular Bible translation, revised in late 2010 for the first time in 25 years. In digital form, the NIV has reached as high as #5 out of all e-books available in Apple’s iBook store, and consistently maintaining top three status in the religion and spirituality category, most weeks at #1. The King James Version (KJV) Bible, the world’s second most popular translation and currently celebrating its 400th anniversary celebration, is included as well.

Glo features zoom technology and an intuitive touch interface to present a rich interactive database of historic as well as contemporary information including photos, video, maps, artwork, 360-degree virtual tours and more. This much anticipated iPhone app launch gives Glo users a new way to explore the Bible anytime and anywhere.  “As content moves from paper to digital it is not enough to mimic paper in an electronic form,” says Nelson Saba, CEO of Immersion Digital. ” We need to exploit the full potential of interactive digital media to enhance how such content is experienced. That is the idea behind Glo; a digital publishing platform that offers an enhanced user experience of the content through media.”

“By adding the iPhone to Glo, people can now take their Glo Bible with them anywhere – and more people than ever will be able to experience Glo. We’re ecstatic to include the NIV Bible translation because it’s the translation people engage the most, and the inclusion of the King James Bible translation is a wonderful opportunity to help celebrate the Bible’s 400th year in the English language,” says Peter Centofante, director of marketing for Glo.

This announcement comes on the heels of the recent partnership announcement between YouVersion and Glo. The collaboration includes the ability from within Glo to access YouVersion notes, add public & private notes, view community notes, and synchronize bookmarks on Glo for Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad

Glo can be downloaded for free on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and PC worldwide from www.globible.com. New users can register to receive “Glo Lite” with complete access to the KJV as well as the bestselling NIV translation, along with select media samples, while existing users can login on any device to access their media and translations.

About Immersion Digital

Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age.  For more information please visit http://www.globible.com/press/.

Contacts:

Peter Centofante

(602) 456-2429

peter@immersiondigital.com

May 11th, 2011

Glo Digital Bible Launches Worldwide on Mac and PC

Immersion Digital launches Glo with British text for download internationally, giving users outside the US access on Mac and PC; offers Free “Glo Lite”

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ORLANDO, Florida – May 10th, 2011 – The Glo Bible, an award-winning, media-rich interactive Bible, has just launched its Mac and PC versions internationally, giving users access to Glo on multiple devices. Winner of 2010 Bible of the Year, Glo can now be used on up to five devices while syncing notes, translations and media.

This much anticipated international launch gives Glo users worldwide a new way to explore the Bible anytime and anywhere. Immersion Digital’s multi-platform approach presents the Bible to the mainstream user in a whole new way.  Featuring zoom technology and a touch interface, Glo presents a rich interactive database of historic as well as contemporary information, photos, video, maps, artwork, 360-degree virtual tours, British Text NIV, YouVersion community tools and more.

“Glo is designed to give you a Bible experience – allowing the everyday person to see the Bible in a new way.” says Peter Centofante, Director of Product Design and Marketing at Immersion Digital.

“As content moves from paper to digital it is not enough to mimic paper in an electronic form,” says Nelson Saba, CEO of Immersion Digital. ” We need to exploit the full potential of interactive digital media to enhance how such content is experienced. That is the idea behind Glo; a digital publishing platform that offers an enhanced user experience of the content through media.”

Glo can be downloaded for free on Mac and PC worldwide from www.globible.com. New users can register to receive “Glo Lite” with complete access to the bestselling British text NIV translation, along with select media samples, while existing users can login on any device to access their media and translations.

The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch versions are currently in production and scheduled for a spring release.

About Immersion Digital

Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age.  For more information please visit http://www.globible.com/press/.

Contacts:

Peter Centofante

(602) 456-2429

peter@immersiondigital.com

April 29th, 2011

YouVersion Now Available Inside Glo

Glo Bible and YouVersion team up in an unprecedented partnership to encourage Bible use through technology.

ORLANDO, Florida – April 29th, 2011 – With millions of online and mobile users, YouVersion is teaming up with Glo the 2010 Bible of the Year to inspire and encourage people to read the Bible in a whole new way. Launched at the Q Gathering in Portland, Oregon earlier this week, this partnership will bring two innovative like–minded technology organizations together to promote Bible engagement.

“By merging the timeless wisdom of God’s Word with devices people use every day, we’ve seen firsthand how technology can boost Scripture engagement,” said Bobby Gruenewald, Pastor, Innovation Leader at LifeChurch.tv (creators of YouVersion). “Bringing YouVersion into the Glo environment offers individuals powerful tools to interact with the Bible, and we’re excited to see how they help people learn and grow.”

While their mission is the same, their platform focus is different. The Bible App by YouVersion is the most downloaded Bible app on mobile devices, while Glo focuses on desktops and tablet devices that best showcase experiential zoom capabilities and high-resolution media.

Because of this partnership, for the first time YouVersion features will be made available inside a desktop application on Mac and PC. The collaboration includes the ability from within Glo to access YouVersion notes, add public & private notes, view community notes, and synchronize bookmarks on Glo for Mac, PC and iPad with iPhone available in the next update.

“Since Bobby and I started discussing the potential of the Glo and YouVersion collaboration, we were excited about the possibilities of sharing technologies because we both want to increase Bible engagement in modern ways.” says Nelson Saba, CEO of Immersion Digital, makers of the Glo Bible. “It’s great to see these two technologies integrated under a shared vision.  I hope the synergy between the two platforms will help many more people engage with the Bible.”

Both YouVersion and Glo are available as free downloads. Glo can be downloaded for the iPad from the app store, and for Mac and PC users from www.globible.com. YouVersion is available online at http://www.youversion.com, as well as in iTunes, Android and Blackberry app stores: http://youversion.com/download.  For existing Glo Lite or Glo Premium users, a simple update is needed to access YouVersion in Glo.

About the Glo Digital Bible

Immersion Digital’s multi-platform approach, from desktop to mobile devices, presents the Bible to the mainstream user in a whole new way.  With zoom technology and a touch interface, Glo presents a rich interactive database of historic as well as contemporary articles, images, animations, video, maps, 360-degree virtual tours, and more. The PC version won the 2010 Bible of the Year award, and the company believes that by seizing these new mobile touchscreen platforms with a fresh interface and compelling timely content, they add an entirely new dimension to the dynamic Bible market. Glo has now added a Mac and iPad version to accompany the existing Windows version. This means that one can now use Glo on up to five devices while syncing notes, translations and media.

The iPhone and iPod touch version of Go is currently in production and scheduled for a spring release. Glo “Premium” can also be found in bookstores nationwide, and include discs that can install the entire media library on both Mac and PC. Glo with the British Text NIV is scheduled to be released internationally on May 10th.

About Immersion Digital

Immersion Digital is a technology and media company founded in 2008. Its flagship product, Glo, is an interactive Bible that brings God’s Word to life through HD video, images, animations, maps, reading plans, 360-degree virtual tours and more. Chairman Phil Chen and CEO Nelson Saba (founder of Visual Book Productions, the creator of iLumina) share a vision to create immersive experiences that are relevant and engaging to this digital age.  For more information please visit www.globible.com/press

Contacts:

Peter Centofante

(602) 456-2429

peter@immersiondigital.com

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