My March column for Christian Computing Magazine came out today. In it I discuss the sad state of affairs for Bible software for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Of course older software should run on Windows 8 installed on an Intel compatible PC, but ARM versions of Windows RT won’t work with regular Windows software that ran just fine on Windows 7 and earlier.
Here’s the opening paragraph:
The Bible app situation for Windows RT embarrasses Christian fans of the new platform. People who want to do serious Bible study on the new Microsoft mobile OS will have to settle for simple reading apps or go online for their advanced study to places like Logos’s Biblia (http://www.biblia.com) or My Study Bible’s online site (http://www.mystudybible.com). Yes I know there are other options, but none of them gives me what these two can. If I’m wrong, please let me know (@kapurcell on Twitter).
To update what I wrote in my article, I received an email from one major mobile Bible software app maker that they currently have a beta for Windows RT and it should show up soon. So stay tuned and I’ll share more as soon as I can. Not sure if I am at liberty to share about this beta yet.
Also, a link in my article had a typo. Biblia.com should read that instead of Biblical.com.