How can we improve the API?

Please add more languages

Or try to make a deal with YouVersion, which supports 1134 languages.

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    Peter Dräxler shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • AdminAmanda (American Bible Society, American Bible Society) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        On our website www.bibles.org we offer 1275 versions in 1008 language to read. We work very closely with YouVersion and collaborate on several projects. The texts that the American Bible Society and YouVersion offer are available to us through an agreement that we will not share with a third party. Offering a text through an API is granted through an entirely different agreement that we need to have in place with the IP owner. We try to encourage IP holders to allow this, but some are not comfortable offering their text in this format for various different reasons.

        However, If you already have or can obtain licenses directly from the license holder to use those versions we may be able to make those available to you through the API, given you are able to provide written permission or a signed agreement from the rights holder.

        To help build trust with the publishers and intellectual property owners, we've built the Fair Use Management System into the API. This helps us provide an extra layer of data on how Scripture content is being consumed by API users and ultimately your application's end users. We are really trying to emphasize transparency with how Scripture content is used via our API, as that will show publishers and IP owners that we are protecting their content and ensuring it maintains the integrity Scripture deserves.

        -American Bible Society

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