[sword-devel] Personal Commentary and Dropbox.

Nic Carter niccarter at mac.com
Tue Feb 12 19:39:37 MST 2013

On 13/02/2013, at 3:50 AM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Maybe you could create a way to plug in all the various cloud services.  Make it extensible.  It would be nice to have all the same modules across all the various sword programs on the various devices.  That may be a bit beyond the scope of what you were talking about.  But syncing all devices so that they can all share the same sword modules would be great! But, choice would help facilitate that.  For example I might have an iPhone with your program and an Ubuntu laptop with Xiphos and Bible Time and I want to be able to read the same Bible at home and on the train to work.  Dropbox (Ubuntu One, Evernote, etc...) would be a better choice for users using multiple platforms.

My thinking is that this sync would be for user-generated content only. Notes & bookmarks primarily?
However, no need to limit it to that I guess?

But unless this way of plugging in "all the various cloud services" is done in the API, I think you'll find that it's way too much effort for each front-end to have to implement this.
I know for me, features in PocketSword reflect things that I find useful and want for myself, along with bribery & threats...  ;)
Nah, basically, things that are going to be useful for lots of people rather than a very select few. Hence I'm thinking of Dropbox as it seems to be the best & most common sync platform. Apple, Google & Microsoft all have different/ulterior motivations for their sync platforms, Dropbox is simply trying to make money from sync, hence (as long as they don't go bust!) they're my choice...  ;)

Anyway, simple is good. Catering to a larger audience is good. Putting in a lot of effort for something that perhaps 5 users will ever use is not efficient use of my time. Something that is cross-platform is essential. (Dropbox supports iOS, Android, Ruby & Python, which possibly covers everyone? But seems to infer that Dropbox integration at the API level (C++ or Java) is probably not gonna happen?)

Thanks for all the thoughts so far (& unlurking!) :) I'm interested in more thoughts, too :)

Thanks, ybic
	nic...  :)

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