[sword-devel] iPhone SDK
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 6 17:41:26 MST 2008
On Mar 6, 2008, at 6:49 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
> I have an Intel based Mac running Leopard (that's where I'm sitting
> 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.
If Java is on the iPhone the JSword is an option. But from everything
I've read, it is not.
> Another interesting option might be for someone to work with making
> the Sword Web project have an iPhone-happy interface.
I've thought about this, but without an iPhone, I wasn't going to try.
However, Joe Walker, the original lead dev for JSword, has written
DWR, which is tailor made for integrating JSword into a web-app. I've
been thinking, that at minimum, a demo of JSword in a web context
would be a good thing. Targeting a small device would be cool. Perhaps
Joe would seed it with his "studious" code (the demo at http://eireneh.com/studious
is currently broken).
> 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. ;)
>>> 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
>> 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!
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