[sword-devel] Fwd: PocketSword: an iPhone Bible Study app
niccarter at mac.com
Wed Feb 17 21:21:20 MST 2010
Troy is 100% correct, and PocketSword does have the functionality to
use additional repositories, it's just that I haven't exposed that to
the user :)
By the time PocketSword will support unlocking modules & the like, it
will also support additional repositories, so please don't seek to
move your modules simply for PocketSword's sake.
You've given me a good goal for v1.3: making all this work :)
sorry for any confusion, thanks for the reply!
(sent from my iPhone, hence this email is brief!)
On 18/02/2010, at 15:09, "David Austin (bghp)" <daustin at bible.org>
> I think we are willing to have our modules in the crosswire Module
> Repositories but when i talked to troy he said that it wasnt
> necessary as all developments can get them from our links... If this
> is not the case lets consider puting them on cross wire also.
> can you work this with nic and troy
> David Austin (Executive Director www.Bible.org )
> 214-580 1999 ext 152(v); skype daustin100 ; DAustin at Bible.org
> ~Home of the NETBible and over 5500 free studies
> ~All donations http://bible.org/donate and sales from http://store.bible.org
> support the production and distribution of free trustworthy studies
> from www.bible.org
> ~ Check out our free Bible Study tool at http://www.netbible.org
> Nic Carter wrote:
>> Hi Todd,
>> Thanks for your comments about PocketSword :) Just to let you
>> know, footnotes (along with Strong's Numbers & cross references)
>> aren't implemented in PocketSword yet. My current focus for v1.2
>> is for Strong's Numbers (very very very much my number 1 requested
>> feature!) and Morphology to get implemented. It makes sense to
>> include footnotes in this release, too, but I am concerned that the
>> more I throw into this release, the longer it will take to get this
>> out the door -- it's just meant to be a very quick release schedule
>> for Strong's only... ;)
>> I'll try to answer the questions Troy has posed:
>> 1) PocketSword doesn't currently have the ability to "unlock" a
>> module (the functionality is not exposed through the UI). There is
>> a way around this, but no one has asked me any questions about
>> this, so I have yet to write it up. This is on my list of things
>> to do, but my lack of time has meant that it hasn't happened yet!
>> 1) a) From an end-user's point of view, the best way of "buying" a
>> module would be through an in-app purchase. However, Apple would
>> take 30% of the sale this way. Buying through your site, you get
>> all the proceeds (minus whatever fees you have to pay!).
>> 2) Currently PocketSword doesn't have the ability to download from
>> Module Repositories other than the CrossWire and the CrossWire Beta
>> ones. It can't even download from the CrossWire Experimental
>> repository. This is something that needs to be addressed, but #1
>> needs to be fixed before this can be fixed. Currently there is a
>> way to manually install modules (it's called Module Maintainer
>> Mode, and you can find more information about it on the PocketSword
>> web site and the PocketSword user forums). When #1 is addressed, I
>> plan on addressing #2 & then I will fix the repository issue. :(
>> 3) Easy from my end. I don't need to do anything! :D I would
>> need to examine the process of buying a module, so I know what the
>> user is expecting and how to best make this work for the user, but
>> #1 and #2 needs to be addressed first. :(
>> 4) --I don't think this is a question I can answer-- [but I agree
>> that it is confusing]
>> Thanks, and please feel free to email back with any questions on
>> anything I have said. :)
>> Thanks, ybic
>> nic... :)
>> Nic Carter
>> PocketSword Developer - an iPhone Bible Study app
>> On 18/02/2010, at 2:52 AM, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>>> Dear Todd,
>>> It's good to hear from you. I'm forwarding your email on to our
>>> developers' forum to make others aware of the issue. Nic Carter
>>> has taken the lead on the PocketSword effort, with the original
>>> work done by Ian Wagner. From your email, these are the questions
>>> I'd like us to answer.
>>> 1) PocketSword, being a SWORD frontend, already has the ability to
>>> decipher your encrypted modules for which Bible.org sells unlock
>>> codes. Does PocketSword expose the ability for the user to enter a
>>> decipher code?
>>> 2) Does PocketSword display the About and Unlock information,
>>> which should include a link to your site where the unlock code can
>>> be purchased and obtained?
>>> 3) Might it be possible to detect the UserAgent from the iPhone
>>> browser, such that if/when PocketSword does display the unlock
>>> information to the user and they click to go to your unlock
>>> webpage, that you can display a unique page tuned for iPhone users?
>>> 4) Should we be more explicit somewhere about which versions of
>>> which NET modules go together and the differences between them?
>>> Where is the best place for information?
>>> Responses should be sent Reply All, as Todd and David are not (to
>>> my knowledge) subscribed to our developers' forum. I'll push
>>> through any replies from them.
>>> Todd Lingren wrote:
>>>> Hey Troy it was good meeting you at ETS.
>>>> Dave Austin sent me the link to the new Cross PocketSword app on
>>>> iPhone/iPod touch (I'm using the latter).
>>>> First things first,
>>>> I like the interface and all the sword references built in for
>>>> download. It's well done.
>>>> Secondly, I see that the NET is in there twice, one "limited notes"
>>>> and one "text-free". I'm a little confused what the difference
>>>> is. I
>>>> don't see the fn markers on either one. is there supposed to be a
>>>> footnote marker and footnotes? I found under commentaries the "net
>>>> free notes" resource. There probably needs to be some sort of
>>>> warning/notice when someone downloads the limited text or limited
>>>> notes, that they need to download the other item.
>>>> Regarding a premium, full notes version, is there planned to be an
>>>> in-app purchase feature so someone can purchase the full notes?
>>>> Or, if
>>>> not, is there a way we could share/sell links to someone to offer
>>>> Todd Lingren
>>>> Publishing Director
>>>> todd at bible.org
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>>>> sales: 800-575-2425
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>>>> support the free trustworthy studies @ bible.org
>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>> From: David Austin (bghp) <daustin at bible.org>
>>>> Date: Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 9:43 PM
>>>> Subject: PocketSword: an iPhone Bible Study app
>>>> To: Todd Lingren <todd at bible.org>
>>>> Cc: Brian Seagraves <bseagraves at bible.org>, Hampton Keathley
>>>> <hampton at bible.org>, Mark Austin <MA2552 at att.com>, Joe Head
>>>> <joehead at gmail.com>
>>>> todd can you test this and see if it gets both the free and
>>>> premium netbible?
>>>> if not email troy griffitts <troy at crosswire.org>
>>>> David Austin (Executive Director www.Bible.org )
>>>> 214-580 1999 ext 152(v); skype daustin100 ; DAustin at Bible.org
>>>> ~Home of the NETBible and over 5500 free studies ~All donations
>>>> http://bible.org/donate and sales from http://store.bible.org
>>>> the production and distribution of free trustworthy studies from
>>>> www.bible.org ~ Check out our free Bible Study tool at
>>>> http://www.netbible.org -----
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