[sword-devel] iPad digression (was: Re: frontend features, their applicability -- consistency?)

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Wed Apr 14 17:59:07 MST 2010

Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
>> There is _physically_ no way for, say, PocketSword to achieve feature
>> parity with Xiphos (or BT or BPBible or...), simply because an iPhone
>> hasn't got the screen real estate to do what Xiphos does.  It's an
>> impossibility, due to the physical characteristics of the device.
> Not so sure - Pocketsword is going to move to the ipad. Chris has
> already used the current pocketsword on an ipad and seemed to like it -
> see his facebook entry.

*iPad _simulator_, which is just a part of the iPhone SDK/Xcode. Any of 
you who have Macs can do the same. My only experience with PS on the 
iPad itself is with the current App Store version, run in 2x zoom. Even 
so, it's the nicest Bible app I've seen, based in large part of my 
interaction with the dictionary UI.

It's only the second time I've compiled PS, but it took me all of about 
20 minutes to convert the project and resize the displays in Interface 
Builder to run on the simulator in proper full screen. I'm feeling 
tempted to dig in, do a more complete job, and submit it to Nic, now 
that Apple has decided to delay his iPad by another month.


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