Android News! TTW is Temporarily Out of the App Store
Hello TTW fam. Pastor Kris here with an important update. We have temporarily removed our TTW app from the Android app stores. Recent updates to the Android system have caused our audio player to have significant issues on Android devices, and we are working hard now to fix all issues. This change will not remove the app from your device, and all current users can continue to use the app as before. However, you will not be able to download the app from the app store onto new devices, and new users will not be able to get TTW on Android. While you are waiting, you can access many of our audio guides and plans in two great places:
- The new Bible Audio Guide podcast has Journeys 1 and 2, with more on the way. Use these links to find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
- The YouVersion Bible app has more than 50 TTW plans. Just search their plans for “Explained” for our book plans, or “19 Journeys” to find our first two Journeys (with more on the way).
Sole Podcast Season 2 Launch
The Sole Podcast is back! Season 2 opens with another phenomenal testimony as we interview Dr. Dung “Iggy” Trinh – ER doctor, founder of Tongue Out medical missions, and gifted explainer of all things medical. He also has a powerful back story, escaping Vietnam at 5 years old on the last day of the war. Dr. Trinh is a trusted voice in health and medicine here in Southern California, and we invited him to share his story and answer questions about COVID-19 and much more. We’ll take on important questions – like where faith meets medicine – and where grace meets pandemic!
– Listen on Apple Podcasts
– Listen on Google Podcasts
– Listen on Spotify
And in other news…
iPhone App Update = Lots of Player Fixes
We just launched a major update to our iPhone app with a bunch of great fixes and upgrades to the audio player. The Android update is in the works now, so please pray for our programmer Zach as he makes progress there. Here is a list of the upgrades you’ll find:
– Bluetooth: Works great in your car, on Alexa, etc.
– Lockscreen Audio Player: Now you can pause, ffwd, etc from your iPhone lock screen
– Autoplay: Now the autoplay keeps going when your screen is locked or dark.
– PreAudio: Won’t keep playing repeatedly on the same plan.
– Get the TTW update in the iPhone App Store
(And while you’re in the app store, please rate and review TTW! Every 5-star rating helps us reach more people – so thanks!)
And more other news…
Journey #’s are Changing by One!
As of last Tuesday, all Journey numbers just went up by one number. That’s because we added a new Journey #1! Well, technically we split the old Journey #2, and moved half of it to Journey #1. So now there will be a total of 19 Journeys instead of 18. Now the new 19 Journeys start like this:
Journey #1 | Start (Mark & Colossians. Formerly part of Foundations).
Journey #2 | The Big Picture (Overview the Bible. Formerly Journey #1)
Journey #3 | Foundations (Genesis, Daniel, Romans)
– Note that Daniel was added and Mark & Colossians moved to J#1.
Journey #4 | Law & Grace (unchanged)…
The rest are the same as before, just bumped up by one number.
If you were subscribed to Foundations… your progress should be saved, but your plan has now been split into two parts (the new Journey #1 | Start, and Journey #3 | Foundations).
Note: If you don’t see those plans on your Home page, go to the Browse page and subscribe again. Your progress will still be there, but the app may have unsubscribed you by accident when the update was made.
If you were subscribed to any other Journey… you don’t need to do anything. The journey number will automatically go up by one.
Here’s why we made the update: After much prayer and careful consideration, we decided that brand new listeners should start their Bible journey with the story of Jesus – before they get an overview of the whole Bible. The change will also bring the app Journeys onto the same plan that we are now launching on YouVersion and our new Bible Audio Guide Podcast, so that all platforms have the same plans. We do apologize for any confusion, and appreciate your understanding as we take this important step moving forward. Please let us know if you experience any frustration or confusion as the change moves forward. Email us at email@example.com.
Just Launched: The Bible Audio Guide Podcast
All the TTW Audio Guides that you love are now going onto a brand new podcast. We’re calling it: The Bible Audio Guide Podcast. For everyone who can’t access the TTW app, or for anyone who just loves the features on podcast apps, the podcast is available now. It has the same great Audio Guides that you find on TTW, and each season on the podcast will be one of our Journeys on the TTW app. Journey 1 is up now! It’s also a great way for us to give podcast fans a new Bible habit. Check it out here:
The Podcast Subscribe & Review Contest
So here’s how you can help us launch well – and win some cool TTW gear while you’re at it. We need two things to get our podcast more visible: subscriptions and reviews. With 35,000 daily listens, TTW is one of the top Christian podcasts… except for one thing: the podcast platforms don’t see those numbers. So to get us more visibility, we’re asking you to head over to your favorite podcast app to subscribe and review/rate us. Just use the links above to find the podcast. Then click the link below to complete the contest form. That’s it! We’ll pick a winner next month and send out some great TTW gear!
Sunday Services Live
For any of you looking for a Sunday service to join online, you’re invited to join me at facebook.com/refugelb/live – Sunday mornings at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 6pm GMT.
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