Phases & Costs

PHASE 1: Exploration


  • General design of technology stack and user interface
  • Collect feedback on design and concept

PHASE 2: Initial build of the technology stack


App demos: iOS Android (Or search "HaEdut" in the app stores) Widget demo: Biblearc’s Hebrew course (click one of the Hebrew words of Exodus 1:1-4)
  • Server setup for delivering data
  • Basic build of app suite
  • General functionality and app navigation
  • Display translation texts and original languages
  • Basic build of widget
  • Corresponding functionality

PHASE 3: Minimal feature beta release of sample app suite


  • Optional user authentication
  • Integrate manuscript variants and basic original language search
  • Give users ability to contribute tags
  • Build out server logic for vetting tag contributions
  • Help launch as Biblearc’s new Bible Tags based app suite (will serve as “proof of concept” in partner development)
  • Open-source release of all code with instructions for contributing

PHASE 4: Partner development and refinement of apps

Funding needed: $10k

  • Develop a list of Bible societies and other organizations interested in releasing Bible Tags based apps
  • Seek out key partners in this project
  • Publish instructions for creating a Bible Tags based app suite
  • Correction of bugs

PHASE 5: Release version 1.0 of apps

Funding needed: $12k

  • Improve with additional features (complex searches, synonyms, related words, images of plants, animals, constellations, etc, alternative names, alternative individuals/locations with the same name, etc)
  • All-out outreach, widely seeking to help Bible societies and other organizations who will benefit from Bible Tags apps



Full support for Bible societies and other Christian organizations needing assistance in launching their Bible Tags based app
  • Converting a translation to USFM format
  • Setting up app branding
  • Releasing to the app stores

PHASE 6: Release version 1.0 of widget

Funding needed: $8k

  • Integrate tagging functionality to widget
  • Launch easy-to-use instructions on
  • Announce and promote


How long will the project take to complete once funded?

The funding will take 1-2 months to come through GoFundMe, and each phase will likewise take between 1-2 months. That means that once a phase is funded, it should take 2-4 months to see that phase completed. Once all remaining phases are funded, it should take no more than 8 months to have the project complete and powering Bible apps throughout the world.

What about providing Hebrew and Greek grammars in end-user languages?

That’s a great idea! However, it is presently beyond the scope of this project. But, given the open-source nature of Bible Tags, others are welcome to build upon our work in this way. One idea would be to provide Hebrew and Greek grammars from unfoldingWord in the “gateway languages” within the apps.