[sword-devel] PocketSword is released

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Wed Dec 16 11:41:44 MST 2009

I'm seeing quite different load times & speed. (I'm running 3.0.1 on an 
iPhone 3G with 16GB.)

The first time I launched PocketSword, it did take quite a while to 
load, possibly on the order of 10s. After that, it takes about 3s. to 
get past the splash screen and maybe half a second more to display the 
first page of text.

Navigation within a text, switching to other texts, and all of the other 
menus were perfectly snappy for me (on the order of 1s. or less).

I get comparable times in all cases for Logos, but they're loading 
content over the network (WiFi in my case). I find their UI a bit 
disorienting because it immediately goes into no-UI mode when you pull 
up a passage.

OliveTree takes about 3s. to load, but I can't see any delays anywhere 
in the rest of the program. I concur that their passage selection UI is 
the best of the bunch.

YouVersion is a bit faster to load than the others, and all 
rendering/fetching/navigation is quite fast (again, over WiFi). But 
navigation is quite poorly designed.


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