Over the course of the day, a user of the King James Version Bible appmay receive nearly a dozen push notifications — messages like “Jesus is my rock!” “God is always on time ⏰,” and “I will never walk alone.” Each notification, accompanied by a four-second-long hallelujah chorus, is a call to prayer. The app also features a full digital reader and audio book version of the Bible, daily scripture passages and devotions, and pop quizzes to test a user’s biblical knowledge.
Launched in 2018, the KJV Bible app has climbed the global Android charts with its English and Portuguese editions in the last few months. In January alone, the Android version of the app was downloaded over 5 million times around the world, according to the market intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The same month, the app placed in the top 100 most downloaded apps in some of the world’s most populous Christian-majority markets, including the United States, Brazil, and the Philippines. In Nigeria and Ghana, the app peaked as the third and fourth most downloaded free app in each country, respectively.