I am always looking for new ways to access great content to keep informed, encouraged and fueled up concerning my faith Christ. Fortunately, modern technology is being used by Christians throughout the world now. There are tons of ways to experience the Word of God. TWR360.org contacted me about a new app available to the iPhone and soon in September Android and I am excited to pass along the info. Check out the full press release, description and FAQs.
TWR360 Provides Robust Online Portal for Diverse Multilingual Media
CARY, N.C., June 3, 2013 – Imagine a one-stop location where people can access an extensive catalog of biblical teaching and inspirational messages in their own languages – anytime and anywhere – all for free.
This is now possible with TWR360 (www.twr360.org), a robust online tool produced by global media ministry TWR (also known as Trans World Radio). TWR360 is the world’s premier online tool for accessing Christian media resources in the user’s heart language – leading people from doubt to decision to discipleship. When a user connects to the site via computer or mobile device, TWR360 automatically detects the user’s language and displays all partner-generated content currently available in that language.
TWR360 supports the mission of fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission by enabling people to access a wide range of Christian digital resources. Ministries that use TWR360 will expand their communication range by dismantling language barriers, thereby allowing people everywhere to build their faith. TWR360 speaks hope to the world through a single, multilingual Web portal.
The site is able to deliver audio, video and text-based resources with a wide variety of content, including preaching, Bible teaching, and materials for children and women. Initial ministry partners include Thru the Bible, Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, FamilyLife Today, Craig Church Ministries, Keep Believing Ministries and TWR’s Project Hannah ministry for women.
“This is TWR’s new digital delivery platform that can touch the whole world in each user’s heart language,” says TWR President Lauren Libby. “We’re really excited about this dynamic new tool and look forward to people using it to access God’s Word anywhere at any time.”
The site is now available online in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Russian. Plans call for 12 additional languages to be added within the next year.
For more details, visit www.twr360.org.
TWR360.org Fact Sheet (updated 8/2013)
TWR360 is the world’s first global online tool for accessing Christian media resources in the user’s native tongue. With built-in language detection, TWR360 automatically displays content in any heart language the ministry chooses, allowing it to be shared with and understood by virtually anyone in the world.
TWR360 supports the mission of fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission by enabling anyone anywhere at anytime to access a wide range of Christian digital resources and Biblical teachings. Ministries who partner with TWR360 will expand their communication reach, dismantling language barriers and allowing people everywhere to build their faith with inspirational Biblical content they can access and understand.
- First consumer site launched by TWR Global, which has engaged millions in more than 160 countries with biblical truth for nearly 60 years
- Beta site launched summer 2013; official launch January 2014
- Free Christian programming; featured ministries include David Platt, Dr. Tony Evans, Luis Palau, Family Life (Dennis Rainey), and Dr. Michael Youssef
- Programming topics include: hope, faith, children and youth, family and marriage
- Powered by LinguaDMS – online Media Asset Manager
All media and meta data comes from LDMS
Platform used around the world to gather, tag, store, distribute content
Translation managed by the client within the CMS
Full site translation
Browser language detection
- TAG Tools CMS system to manage ministry partner profiles
- Responsive design created to look great on all devices
- Native iOS launched August 2013 on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/kn/app/twr360/id678282090?mt=8with Android App scheduled to launch by September 2013