[sword-devel] flashcards mobile

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Tue May 8 21:00:33 MST 2007

I've updated the build script to split lessons sets into parts based on 
a max number of words in a lesson set.

It seems most phones can handle about 200 words so this is what the max 
is defined at currently.  I hope for us to update it further to have an 
additional dimension, phone capacity, which will regenerate all packages 
for each defined phone capacity, so in the end we will end up with 
something like:
Greek Mounce - High Capacity Phones
Greek Mounce - Medium Capacity Phones
Greek Mounce - Low Capacity Phones

When downloading Google's gmail MIDLet, they autodetect my phone class. 
  I have no idea how we might do this.  Any ideas?  The current lessons 
(all 200 words max) are at the usual place:


Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> Dear Lyndon and Jónatas,
> Thank you for trying out the mobile flashcards application and reporting 
> your findings.
> I have spent this evening checking in my latest changes and hacking an 
> ugly automated build system for the mobile packages for our server. 
> It's not much but is a beginning, and at least has captured the complete 
> process.  You can try any of the flashcard lesson sets now with your 
> mobile phone (including Greek).  The URL is the same.  With your phone, 
> just browse to:
> crosswire.org/fc
> I've found that with my Motorola V360, I can only run the smallest few 
> lesson sets.  GreekParsing is the smallest.
> Hopefully we can come up with a scheme that makes sense-- maybe 
> splitting into parts holding 10 lessons each, or something, e.g.
> GreekEphesians.1.jar
> GreekEphesians.2.jar
> GreekEphesians.3.jar
> It would be really nice to have an online lesson browser built into the 
> application which would let the user navigate our repository tree of 
> lesson groups and lessons, and just pick all that they would like to 
> download.
> We previously had source around somewhere for autogenerating frequency 
> lesson groups (that's from where GreekEphesians came).  It would be 
> really cool to have a WAP page where the user could input a range of 
> Scripture and a frequency lesson group could be generated for them, on 
> the fly, and downloaded to their phone.
> What do you guys think?  The source is available at:
> http://crosswire.org/svn/flashcards/trunk/
> The build scripts are very specific to our server, so if you'd like to 
> use them, you'll likely have to modify paths and such.  There are also 
> JBuilder project files around if either of you use this IDE.
> Thanks again for your ideas and willingness to test and contribute.
> 	-Troy.
> onatas at gmail.comDrake wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-04-23 at 13:42 -0700, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>>> Please let me know if you have a chance to try and find that it either 
>>> works or fails on your device.  I would love to hear which devices we 
>>> can confirm work.
>> I've just tried it on my Nokia N73, and it works fine.  The only problem
>> is that the names of the various card sets are too long to be fully
>> visible on the screen.
>> Is the source code for this app available?  And is there any way I can
>> help get a Greek module built?  As at the moment I'm still learning
>> Greek and haven't progressed to Hebrew :-)
>> I've also got a Nokia N800, and I've started looking at writing a
>> similar flash card program for that - if there's any way I can reuse the
>> Hebrew cards in your program that would be a big help.
>> Regards,
>> Lyndon
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