[sword-devel] Flashcards Mobile

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Mon Sep 15 13:30:14 MST 2008

Thanks for testing Steve (and nice to hear your voice here!).  When you 
clicked on the "Mobile" link, there should have been a link just under 
that called "Web-Based (iPhone)" or something worded similar.

Those 2 links you got to are JAD files for J2ME phones, and since all 
other phones on the planet have a J2ME runtime environment EXCEPT the 
iPhone, we had to make a web-based version just for them (iPhone v1; 
we're hoping to maybe write a native app for the iPhone v2 now that 
Apple has so graciously provided a development kit).

	:)  I think now is a perfect time for you to come visit me here at Tyndale!


Steven J. DeRose wrote:
> Troy, I tried out crosswire.org/fc/g from my iPhone 3G --
> I got to the "Generating Lessons" page, then clicked on the "Mobile 
> Lessons" link. That took me to a page headed "Flashcards" with 2 
> links below ("John 1.1-John.1.51.1" and "John 1.1-John.1.51.2" -- not 
> sure what the last token is for); but clicking either of those links 
> just got me "Safari can't download this file".
> Also, at least for the iPhone, I'd recommend adding more vertical 
> space between links -- especially in portrait mode, they're a little 
> hard for me to hit accurately. Also pump up the overall size 
> especially on the very first page (including the textbox to fill in a 
> reference range) -- too small for my old eyes (I do wish Safari 
> iPhone had a "use minimum font size" setting like Safari Mac.....).
> Steve
>> Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 15:52:58 +0100
>> From: "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe at crosswire.org>
>> Subject: [sword-devel] Flashcards Mobile
>> To: SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
>> Message-ID: <48CE76CA.5020706 at crosswire.org>
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>> Hey guys.
>> I'm looking for some cell phone testers, J2ME (most all phones), and
>> also someone with an iPhone.
>> We have recently added a web based dynamic lesson generator for our
>> flashcards package.
>> The way it works, is that the page asks you for a range of Scripture.
>> It will then collate and sort all words found in the supplied range and
>> create flashcard lessons from these words.
>> The idea is that when one is having a Greek or Hebrew study group and
>> they know they will be reading, say Romans 4-5 next week, they can
>> generate vocab for just those chapters and polish their memory during
>> the week.  At least that is why I wanted this feature :)
>> Lessons are produced in 3 formats:
>> Mobile
>> iPhone Micro-Web-Based
>> Desktop
>> Here's the catch.  The generation task is fairly machine intensive, and
>> it might not be concurrency-safe.  I am not looking to break things in
>> these two ways right now.  Just looking for phone feedback.  SO PLEASE:
>> Pick a small Scripture range.  Don't experiment just for fun yet.  I'll
>> be working of stability and optimization after things are being produced
>> correctly.
>> I have no idea how the web-based app will display on any micro-browser.
>>   I tried to use small controls.  Right now we're not displaying the
>> pre-rendered images for the webapp.  I'd like to see how the iPhone does
>> with UTF-8 Greek and Hebrew.  If we need to, we can switch over to the
>> pre-rendered images.
>> Here's the link.  Again, please be kind to our server and be patient for
>> any lesson you ask to generate for more than a couple chapters.  It does
>> cache requests, so if you ask for the same request, it won't regenerate.
>>  From your phone:
>> crosswire.org/fc/g
>> Appreciate any feedback.
>> 	-Troy.

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