[sword-devel] iPhone SDK

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 16:49:27 MST 2008

I have an Intel based Mac running Leopard (that's where I'm sitting now).

I've been anxiously awaiting a chance to download the SDK and I have
every intention of picking up an iPhone this summer when my current
phone contract runs out.  I have tinkered plenty with Sword while
putting together a rudimentary client (one of the multiple
wxWidgets-based clients: wxsword.sourceforge.net) just to become more
familiar with the Sword API.  I have been holding out putting
full-time work into a client until I can get my hands on an iPhone and
work with that.

Depending on what comes down the pike from the SDK, I don't know if
Sword or JSword would be the better library to integrate with, but
I'll be exploring the different options.  I have a number of friends
in the on-campus ministry (I'm at the University of Texas at Dallas's
Computer Science program) who are iPhone users and lovers.

Another interesting option might be for someone to work with making
the Sword Web project have an iPhone-happy interface.  Until we know
more about what Apple will allow for loading files, etc, into the
iPhone itself, there's no telling what limitations might be for the
iPhone applications to have Bible modules installed locally.  However,
we already know that Safari 3 on the iPhone is available.  The Sword
Web already usable from the iPhone (I've done it on my buddy's iPhone)
but it could suffer from the various UI improvements, etc, which are
also part of the iPhone Developer's Center.  Mainly these have to do
with increasing the size of the widgets used on the page and other
similar updates to the layout, etc, that are basic no-brainers for
mobile-platform users.

((As I hit send I've finally broken through the lag and started the
SDK download))


On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 5:28 PM, David Overcash <funnylookinhat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > And "free" isn't ever FREE unless it's the Grace of Jesus. ;) Somebody
> > pays the hosting bills for all those OpenSource websites where their
> > "free" software is posted...
> >
> >
> >
> Amen!   : )
> I've been meaning to create a sword frontend for the android platform...
> but have yet to have the time for myself.  If anyone would like to
> coordinate a similar UI design and start working on porting the sword
> library (specifically jsword library) over to android let me know!
> -David
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