[sword-devel] SwordReader PocketPC and SmartPhone CAB files.

SonWon sonwon.1 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 11:54:09 MST 2008

Agreed. Also I recommend defaulting to the less complex menu for all new 

I noticed today that I can flick scroll past the last verse. I think 
flick scroll should stop at the last verse so the last verse is at the 
top of the screen.

It appears that rendering the last chapter of revelation takes longer 
than rendering the first chapter of Genesis. The chapters are comparable 
lengths. Maybe indexing? Someone else try and see what you think.

On the screens where you select a book, chapter, or verse; the first 
choice is highlighted and a rectangle drawn around it. I think it would 
be good to give the user some feedback by highlighting and drawing a 
rectangle around the choice after tapping before the screen moves on.


Albert L. Sites, Sr. wrote:
> I think that at first we should focus on the basics. Keep the two menu 
> system and verify that we have a solid base.
> Then, we can make the product have more bells and whistles. We could 
> use compile switches and compile the SmartPhone with two menus and 
> others with the more complex. Or, we can code to check if we are on a 
> SmartPhone or not. Then, we could either have two menu systems in the 
> code and switch accordingly, or we can allow via a configure screen 
> the Pocket PC/Mobile Professional users to choose between the two menu 
> and the more complex menu.
> But, let’s get the bugs worked out and get SwordReader to the 1.0.0 level.
> Al
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> *From:* David Trotz [mailto:dtrotzjr at crosswire.org]
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:45 PM
> *To:* SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum
> *Subject:* Re: [sword-devel] SwordReader PocketPC and SmartPhone CAB 
> files.
> SonWon wrote:
> Barry Drake wrote:
>> Hi David .........
>> David Trotz wrote:
>>> Certainly lets discuss this further. I would like to hear others opinions as well; including Albert Sites and Barry Drake.
>>> If we diverge to two separate menus we need to implement some way to keep them in sync, so that when a smartphone developer adds a menu item reflecting some new feature the windows mobile devs get the menu automatically as well, and visa versa.
>> I think it's just fine.  It's exactly what I would have done, and I 
>> don't think we ought to go for two different interfaces.  This keeps the 
>> whole thing simple - and it is intuitive and works well.  It also gives 
>> a nice uncluttered text screen!
> I'll be disappointed if I have to use my Windows Mobile device like a 
> SmartPhone.  I paid the extra money to have the extra functionality and 
> desire to use that functionality.  I think it would be easy to give the 
> user an option as mentioned in a previous post.  Hopefully someone else 
> will agree with me  :)
> That's not a fair statement ;-) If you look at many apps that you run 
> on your windows mobile device, you will find that at least 50% of them 
> do the 2 menu system, especially those that have both the smartphone 
> and pocketpc support. But John, I will agree with you that having a 
> more complex menu available would be nice.
> So this is what I propose (actually you already made a mention of 
> this): Let's make the two menu system default out of the box, which 
> will be our official menu where every single command will be 
> guaranteed to exist, and let's allow for an alternate menu system 
> available through the preferences. I personally won't be spending much 
> time right now to implement this, I want to focus on a few other areas 
> first. You are free to take it on if you like John.
> My only concern is that SwordReader grows so complicated that it is 
> hard to use. If you take a look at Bible Reader by OliveTree you will 
> find a very nice bible program but at times overly complex w/ 2 fully 
> customizable menu bars. While I love the flexibility, I can see 
> someone like my wife getting frustrated with the complexity. Now in 
> contrast if you look at Palm Bible+ you will see a simple yet elegant 
> interface. This is the interface I want to try to imitate.
> In Christ,
> David Trotz
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