[sword-devel] Flashcards Mobile

Gregory Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 13:44:20 MST 2008

On a similar note, you can set the viewport size explicitly to the  
320x480 of whatever it is, and that will help dramatically.  
Additionally, anything smaller than about 18pt font gets hard to read.  
I could barely read the text without zooming

On another note I tried Jude and got a blank page of notes on the  


On Sep 15, 2008, at 15:30, "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe at crosswire.org>  

> 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!
>        -Troy.
> 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>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>>> 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  
>>> 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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