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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: 1.2.2b1
    • Component/s: None
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    • Environment:

      iPhone

      Description

      First I have really longed for this program, a Sword Reader for iPhone/iPod Touch, be blessed!

      When I first saw the SDK and the tool with the "Rolling Bar" that is used in many Apps, I thought myself it would be nice for navigation of a Bible. But honestly it's much faster with buttons (see attachment). You get a better overview of the books!

      I understand this is 1.0.0 and it's great, but I will give some input because I like it and want to use it as my daily Bible Reader, so this is not to criticize, I just want to make proposals.

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        Nic Carter added a comment -

        Great idea, I have had some positive feedback on the "Rolling Bar" method of Bible navigation and a few requests for this method of Bible navigation as well, so I think I'll create a preference and allow users to choose between both methods (for the time being, anyway!).

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        Nic Carter added a comment - Great idea, I have had some positive feedback on the "Rolling Bar" method of Bible navigation and a few requests for this method of Bible navigation as well, so I think I'll create a preference and allow users to choose between both methods (for the time being, anyway!).
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        Hans P Lindblad added a comment -

        That's great Nic, then users have two possible choices and can try which they prefer!

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        Hans P Lindblad added a comment - That's great Nic, then users have two possible choices and can try which they prefer!
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        James RInkevich added a comment -

        The rolling bar only shows the books in abridged bibles. Ideally it should list all of the books the NT, the LXX, and the Geez Bibles. As a minimum, at least all of the books names at the Synod of Rome in 382AD, which has been the standard list for Divine Liturgical reading for 16 centuries for the majority of Christians. For example, in the Duoay-Rheims or LXX, the book of Sirach can't be found in that list.

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        James RInkevich added a comment - The rolling bar only shows the books in abridged bibles. Ideally it should list all of the books the NT, the LXX, and the Geez Bibles. As a minimum, at least all of the books names at the Synod of Rome in 382AD, which has been the standard list for Divine Liturgical reading for 16 centuries for the majority of Christians. For example, in the Duoay-Rheims or LXX, the book of Sirach can't be found in that list.
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        Scott Beaman added a comment -

        Another possibility for the rolling bar could be that instead of having to roll all the way down to chapter 50 from 1,
        or to verse 119 of Ps. 119, is to allow rolling backwards as well as forwards. This is easy for me to type in a suggestion
        that may be quite involved in carrying out, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I like both methods mentioned above and
        use them both in various apps. I do think this idea might simplify the scrolling/rolling for larger books and chapters.
        Thanks for a great app!

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        Scott Beaman added a comment - Another possibility for the rolling bar could be that instead of having to roll all the way down to chapter 50 from 1, or to verse 119 of Ps. 119, is to allow rolling backwards as well as forwards. This is easy for me to type in a suggestion that may be quite involved in carrying out, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I like both methods mentioned above and use them both in various apps. I do think this idea might simplify the scrolling/rolling for larger books and chapters. Thanks for a great app!
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        Nic Carter added a comment -

        @James it should show all the Books of the Bible that are available in that translation. So, if you install a Bible that has the extra books available, it will show them. Unfortunately, the Downloads section of PocketSword doesn't contain any such Bibles. So you need to manually install them yourself, but they do work.

        @Scott I don't think that is possible using the built-in scroller on the iPhone?

        @Hans I've implemented a button method for v1.2.2, still doing some minor work on it, but it should be available soon.

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        Nic Carter added a comment - @James it should show all the Books of the Bible that are available in that translation. So, if you install a Bible that has the extra books available, it will show them. Unfortunately, the Downloads section of PocketSword doesn't contain any such Bibles. So you need to manually install them yourself, but they do work. @Scott I don't think that is possible using the built-in scroller on the iPhone? @Hans I've implemented a button method for v1.2.2, still doing some minor work on it, but it should be available soon.

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          • Assignee:
            Nic Carter
            Reporter:
            Hans P Lindblad
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