Ex-Apple Designer Rethinks The Bible For A Mobile World
Westerhold, now a product designer at Twitter, has teamed up with Aaron Martin, a design director at Yahoo and childhood friend. Today, after months of sketching and development, they released NeuBible, an elegant and radically simplified mobile app for the Bible.
For the designers and cofounders, the project has required a leap of faith, given how few Christians work at leading technology companies. Those who do often choose to fly under the radar. "We work in this world where everyone is open-minded, but I think thereâ€™s an asterisk on thatâ€”'unless it has anything remotely to do with Christianity,â€™" Westerhold says. "Youâ€™ve spent years building your career as a designer, building relationshipsâ€”Iâ€™ve definitely thought, are we making a mistake?"
But he found courage in the feedback from NeuBibleâ€™s test usersâ€”and from his bosses at Apple. "I showed versions of it in interviews at Apple, and...
One complaint that the Apple designers have noted (and I think they may have made their App with too few features) is the continual loading on of features. My old Froyo based tablet can't run the latest And-Bible app., So, I use an earlier version which does everything I need it to do on that tablet.
So, people with golden-oldie tablets may have to look around.