Brief History of Olive Tree
1984: Olive Tree began with a student project where Drew Haninger and a student produced a searchable Greek New Testament on a monochrome PC.
1988: Drew Haninger developed a multilingual word processor that supported Hebrew, Greek, Arabic, and Roman fonts.
Early 1990's: Developed several DOS programs for studying and analyzing the Gospels.
1996: Built a website ( OliveTree.com ) that supported searching the Bible.
August 1998: With the increased interest in handheld devices, the first Palm Pilot BibleReader was released.
January 1999: First Windows CE (now Pocket PC) BibleReader was released. Also, the NKJV was released for handhelds.
2000: The company assumed the name Olive Tree Bible Software. The name is taken from Romans 11:17. Incorporated in 2000.
2002: The BibleReader resources are encoded with a markup language called OTML. OTML stands for Olive Tree Markup Language.
2005: BibleReader was released for Smartphone, Symbian, and BlackBerry devices.
2008: BibleReader 4 was designed from scratch using an updated markup language called OTML. BibleReader was released for Apple iPhone.
2009: BibleReader was released for Google Android and Symbian 60-5
2010 - 2012: NOW - Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone and Android, and they all sync.
Today: Over 10,000 free Biblical items (Bibles, commentaries, eBooks) are downloaded from our website every month!