RefTagger Is Now Backed by Biblia.com

RefTaggerToday’s guest post is by Bryan Smith, from the Logos Bible Software Web Development team, and development lead on Biblia.com.

Way back in February of 2008, we announced RefTagger, our free tool for transforming Bible references on the web. If you run a site that contains Bible references, you can add RefTagger’s JavaScript snippet in just a few minutes. RefTagger will instantly convert references on your site into links to the full text of the passage. Hovering over a reference link will display a small tooltip with up to 280 characters of the passage, so readers don’t even need to leave your site. In the 2 ½ years since its launch, RefTagger has linked 5 billion Bible references, helping millions of people to dive deeper into their studies. See just a few of the sites currently using RefTagger.

Last week we deployed a major change to RefTagger— it’s now backed by Biblia.com. Biblia.com is our recently announced site for online Bible study. Biblia.com gives you online access to your whole Logos library in a clean and simple interface. Following one of RefTagger’s links will now take you to a simple page that displays the full text of the passage, along with footnotes and cross references. One click and you can see the passage in context in the Bible, alongside your favorite commentary (Biblia.com syncs your resource priorities from Logos 4, so it really is your favorite commentary). Biblia.com’s mobile support even lets you continue your reading on the go.

Biblia.com is more than just a web site. It also provides public web services that expose the powerful Logos 4 engine, allowing you to create awesome sites, apps, and mashups. The Biblia.com API lets you retrieve Bible text, search the Bible, parse, render, and compare Bible references, locate references in a block of text, and more. If you have a great idea for an app but you’re not sure where to start coding, head over to the Biblia API docs to get started.

Are you using RefTagger or Biblia.com? Head over to the RefTagger forum or the Biblia.com forum and let us know what you think. We love to hear your feedback!

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