[PS-81] iOS 8.1 it is not possible to create bookmarks Created: 08/Nov/14  Updated: 08/Nov/14

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: bookmarks
Affects Version/s: 1.4.6b1
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Robert Thoma Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

iPad mini 2 with iOS 8.1 (12B410) with language german



 Description   

I use a iPad mini 2 with iOS 8.1. When I tab on a Vers number the Windows comes up where i can select create Bookmark or see comment. The line with the comment is working but when I tap on the add bookmar line the window disappears an nothing happens.
I use PocketSword with german language.
The first try I did with a restore from an IPad 2 to the iPad mini to get all existing Bookmarks, here it shows the issue described.
Next I deleted the app an reload from the appstore with the same result that it is not possible to create bookmarks.






[PS-80] Daily Devotional Scripture Link Created: 29/Oct/14  Updated: 29/Oct/14

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: Daily devotionals
Affects Version/s: 1.4.6b5
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Thomas Downey Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

Iphone and Ipad on IOS 7.



 Description   

Good Day, thank you for a great product.

On more than one occasion during the Daily Devotional when I click the scripture link to open the scripture in a new pane below the daily devotional, when I tap to close the pane I often hit the scripture link in that pane, disrupting what I intended to do.

May seem like a small item, but moving the close arrow to the right side of the screen would put it far enough away from the link in the pane so that I don't go where I didn't want to go.

Or, change it so that the link inside the daily devotional goes directly to the referenced part in the Bible.

As it is, I can't resist clicking the link to open the preview pane to see if the different translation offers more insight. If you chose my second recommendation, then I just won't click on it.

Would prefer moving the pane close button away from the scripture link.

Thank you.






[PS-77] Cannot tell bible name due to cropping Created: 29/Sep/13  Updated: 29/Sep/13

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Major
Reporter: Alan Lee Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified

Attachments: PNG File 1thessalonians.png     PNG File 2thessalonians.png    

 Description   

Bible picker in the navigation bar has limited width thus crops the Bible names.
For some languages such as Korean, some times it can be confusing which Bible you are reading.

Attached screen capture is from Korean bible names where users cannot distinguish between
1 Thessalonians (데살로니가전서) and 2 Thessalonians (데살로니가후서)
as they both are displayed with same characters in the navigation bar.

As a workaround shortened names of the bible may be used instead for the full name.
For Korean it would be 살전 vs 살후 which would fit in the current control width.






[PS-61] The appearance of Andbible is colorful. It has assigned color for section and verse number. See whether Pocketsword can assign color for them. Created: 25/Oct/11  Updated: 28/May/13

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: Bible tab
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Ko Chiu Shun Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified

Attachments: PNG File bible desktop.png     PNG File bible desktop.png    

 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 25/Oct/11 ]

Is this a request for a preference to set a user-desired colour for the verse number? Also, what specifically are you asking for when wanting to assign a colour for a "section"?

Comment by Ko Chiu Shun [ 25/Oct/11 ]

you will see blue color for the section "Salutation" and gray color for the verse no.

Comment by Nic Carter [ 25/Oct/11 ]

Ahh, interesting. I'll think on it.





[PS-72] FAQ needs update Created: 21/Mar/13  Updated: 21/Mar/13

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Minor
Reporter: Martin Denham Assignee: Troy A Griffitts
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 1
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified


 Description   

I wasn't exactly sure where to raise this.

The comment regarding the iPhone in the FAQ is out of date now, as is the entry just before it:
http://www.crosswire.org/index.jsp?section=FAQ#Do_you_have_a_programme_for_iPhone.3F

Do you have a programme for iPhone?
Until 10/2008 the iPhone SDK license did not allow us to create GPL licensed software for it. This has changed and there are some plans for iPhone software. Currently, the planned front end is exactly that, planned. When coding is underway, you still won't be able to run the program directly on your iPhone without going through the AppStore, unless you pay the money for the Apple developers' program. However, once a version is running reasonably well in the Apple simulation software, it will be released, free of charge, to the AppStore. Check back here for updated information, as it comes available, and as the implementation of the program gets underway.

Martin



 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 21/Mar/13 ]

yup. sigh

/me washes his hands of it and reassigns the bug.





[PS-3] Parallel windows Created: 21/Dec/09  Updated: 21/Mar/13

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 1.0.0
Fix Version/s: None

Type: New Feature Priority: Major
Reporter: Hans P Lindblad Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 2
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

iPhone


Attachments: PNG File IMG_0170.PNG     PNG File IMG_0173.PNG     PNG File IMG_0174.PNG     JPEG File paralell.jpg    

 Description   

I would appreciate parallel windows, were the user can choose to either have two Bibles or Bible/Commentary or Bible/Notes.

It would be good if those windows would be adjustable in size. Which ever you choose to move, the other shall follow to show the same verses.



 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 30/Dec/09 ]

I need to change some of the underlying code in order to get this to work. So I'll start to look into that after the v1.1 release

Comment by Christoffer Björkskog [ 05/Jan/10 ]

i guess parts of http://www.crosswire.org/bugs/browse/PS-5 ( reading one translation and jumping to another on that supports strong's numbers) would be supported by this this feature...

i would suggest swiping left and right would give you the different translations/books that are scrolled to the same place as the visible one.

i know the swiping left and right are in 1.1 (http://www.crosswire.org/bugs/browse/PS-4) meant to change chapters, that is good too.
however, that could also be done as ticket PS-4 suggests, or, initially with
a) the buttons that are there now
b) detecting when you have scrolled entirey to the top or entirely to the botton (when the rubber-banding effect starts) you would jump to either the end of the previous chapter or the beginning of the next chapter (depending on if you are at the top or bottom when this happens)

Comment by Christoffer Björkskog [ 05/Jan/10 ]

Hmm, if it would change with the rubber-banding method, it might need to detect two occurrences of the rubber banding, since the first time you may just have reached the bottom and wish to read until the end, but if you would "scroll" down an additional time past the boundary it could take you to the next page

Comment by Hans P Lindblad [ 06/Jan/10 ]

I don't exactly understand what Christoffer mean with "rubber-banding", but I'm very influenced by reading by my Bible first on Palm (first Bible Reader by Asaisoft and then PalmBible?+) and now on iPhone with Olivetree for many years. I also made the first Svenska Folkbibeln (swedish) for Palm 2003.

I like to read two versions of the Bible parallel, I also want to have the possibility to use the parallel window for Commentaries (mine or others).

It would be great to have the possibility to have KJV with Strongs numbers (or any other Bible with Strong numbers) in the parallel windows, so you can choose any Strong hyperlink number and then have the translation/commentary (it's possible within MacSword)! I've seen that the SDK have a possibility to have Pop Up windows.

It would be good if the parallel windows could be read in both Portrait or Landscape and could be locked in that position, but that should maybe be another topic? See pictures!

Comment by Hans P Lindblad [ 06/Jan/10 ]

Pictures of Portrait and Landscape in Olivetree and locking of rotation of screen.

Comment by Christoffer Björkskog [ 06/Jan/10 ]

Some mindstorming in photoshop...

Comment by Christoffer Björkskog [ 06/Jan/10 ]

How is it with readability in olivetree when you have the iPhone in portrait view and have two versions open?
is it too small or is it ok?

i added some thoughts as http://www.crosswire.org/bugs/secure/attachment/10533/paralell.jpg
what i would feel would be good for me and when studying the bible.

(the "second" version has strongs numbers, and when you press a word you get the explanation opened..)

Comment by Hans P Lindblad [ 06/Jan/10 ]

As you see on the pictures above from Olivetree the parallel view in Portrait is under each other, and that's bad. On my old Palm you could only use it in Portrait, but the two parallel windows are beside each other.

I think myself that Bible Readers with parallel windows shall ALWAYS be besides each other, both in Portrait and in Landscape!

But I prefer reading the Bible parallel in Landscape, and want the possibility to lock it in Landscape even if I lay on my pillow and read it on the side, so it won't use the iPhone automatic rotation.

I also like a lot that the sizes between the windows are adjustable, I prefer to have the window I'm actually reading a little bit larger then the other.

Re mindstorming in Photoshop: Something like that will be excellent!

Comment by J lo [ 23/Apr/12 ]

I would really love to have parallel panes that sync like Tecarta or olive tree's last version. I currently use the olive tree hcsb study bible with study notes in one adjustable pane and the text in the other. Also- you have the first bible I have seen with Chinese pinyin. I would love to have pinyin in one and characters in the other. Better yet- an option for 3 panes on iPad and have english, pinyin, and characters in three panes- Wow- that would rock!

What do you think Nic Carter?

Comment by Martin Denham [ 21/Mar/13 ]

I don't know it it helps but I just added this in the last release of And Bible. Users were really keen on this feature.

There is a demo video here: http://tinyurl.com/SplitDemo

The code is all Java so won't be any use but the video might give some thoughts regarding design.





[PS-71] Have night mode become time sensitive Created: 12/Mar/13  Updated: 21/Mar/13

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 1.4.3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Trivial
Reporter: Marco Moreno Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

iOS 6.1.2 on iPhone 4S. (Using 1.4.3, but will only allow me to select as high as 1.4.2)



 Description   

Night mode is excellent for reading in bed when my wife is asleep! It would be nice if it could be set to become time sensitive (e.g. between 10pm-6am).



 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 17/Mar/13 ]

Ahh, interesting suggestion!
It would be trivial for me to hard-code this so that you could switch on "auto night mode" & then it would be in night mode from, say, 8pm until 6:30am? But ideally you'd want this to be connected with another setting so each person could set their own times...

Let me think more about this
Thanks!

Comment by Marco Moreno [ 19/Mar/13 ]

Sometimes I have bible studies till 9 or 10pm but sometimes in bed by then so I don't know. It just occurred to me that there is an ambient light sensor - perhaps that could be an option along with a time selection option. And/or perhaps a simple sun/moon toggling icon as a manual override.

Comment by Martin Denham [ 21/Mar/13 ]

I implemented an auto-night-mode feature in And Bible using the light sensor. If it is dark And Bible switches to Night mode automatically, if user has selected Settings/Auto night mode. Experiment to see what light sensor values you get in different environments and then pick a value, below which you switch to night mode.

I like this because sometimes I wake up at night and want to read the bible in bed but am almost blinded by the normal black-on-white screen (try it). This feature saved my eyes.





[PS-70] Allow daily devotional to become a main button Created: 12/Mar/13  Updated: 19/Mar/13

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: Daily devotionals
Affects Version/s: 1.4.3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Marco Moreno Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

iOS 6.1.2 on iPhone 4S. (Using 1.4.3, but will only allow me to select as high as 1.4.2)



 Description   

I use daily devotional...well, daily. Others, such as dictionary, are very infrequent. It would be nice to be able to have an option to select which buttons are available (e.g. move daily devotional to main buttons and hide dictionary in "More").



 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 17/Mar/13 ]

It sounds like your usage is similar to mine! The dictionary was added first, hence it's on the main page. However, I need to make it so that you can move the buttons around.
Also, thanks for letting me know about this tracker not knowing about v1.4.3 – I've fixed that now

Comment by Marco Moreno [ 19/Mar/13 ]

Thanks for considering doing so!





[PS-69] Daily devotional bible text preview pane too small Created: 12/Mar/13  Updated: 19/Mar/13

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: Daily devotionals
Affects Version/s: 1.4.3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Marco Moreno Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

iOS 6.1.2 on iPhone 4S.



 Description   

When clicking in a daily devotional for a bible passage, it is generally an entire chapter. This makes the popup preview pane much to small to be usable. Making it resizable would help, but it would make more sense and intuitive to load it into the main bible window instead. I can work force this to happen by clicking a passage link in the preview pane and then closing it.



 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 17/Mar/13 ]

Hi Marco, which devotional are you reading when you see this?
Those devotionals that are simply Bible readings (such as BibleCompanion, OneYearRead or MCheyne) will make the Bible reading open in the Bible tab. For all other devotionals it will appear in the small window at the bottom. I have picked the devotionals that seem most appropriate for the verse to appear in the Bible tab, but I am open to suggestions of others to add to this list!

Comment by Marco Moreno [ 19/Mar/13 ]

Actually, I rolled my own using "For the Love of God" by D. A. Carson for my own personal use. Carson's work is a slight modification of MCheyne along with his own excellent commentary. Each day's commentary is a several paragraph commentary so maximum screen real estate is desirable.

Since Carson currently offers it freely online on his site (thegospelcoalition.org), I've contacted him requesting permission to redistribute it (hopefully via crosswire) and am awaiting a response.

Contact me offline if you're interested in details about this devotional.





[PS-59] lucene search in Chinese Created: 25/Oct/11  Updated: 31/Oct/11

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 1.4.1b6
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Ko Chiu Shun Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified


 Description   

When creating index for translation in Chinese, I found that the search result is poor in pocketsword and SPW, but good in Andbible. How to solve this problem?



 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 25/Oct/11 ]

Is this using a search index that you have created yourself or is it a search index that you downloaded from within PocketSword? And which module is it for?

Comment by DM Smith [ 25/Oct/11 ]

AndBible uses JSword, which has much richer indexing and uses a Chinese analyzer for the text. SWORD uses StandardAnalyzer, which is appropriate only for some latinate languages. This is a request that SWORD have analysis based upon the language/script of the module.

Comment by DM Smith [ 25/Oct/11 ]

A bit more info: most Lucene analyzers use whitespace to delineate words. This is not appropriate in some languages, such as Chinese. There are a variety of techniques to index Chinese, but to simplify: Suppose that there A, B, C were three Chinese characters and were given as ABC. This would index A, B, AB, C, and BC. In searching for AC, this would look for A, C and AC.

With the various whitespace analyzers, there would be no result. The text contained ABC and only ABC would find it.

Comment by Ko Chiu Shun [ 25/Oct/11 ]

The search index is created by PocketSword itself and it is a Chinese Module.

Comment by Nic Carter [ 25/Oct/11 ]

Thanks for the clarification, I will look into it.

Comment by Nic Carter [ 31/Oct/11 ]

Ok, I need some more clarification about this. You say that "The search index is created by PocketSword itself". However, PocketSword cannot create a search index – testing revealed that this would take a very long time and so I never added that code. So, how are you creating your search index? Is this in regard to the module that you sent me by email?

@DM thanks for that information, PS is still lacking in non-whitespace searches, such as Chinese.

Comment by Ko Chiu Shun [ 31/Oct/11 ]

It is my misunderstanding. The search index is created by "The sword Project" and I placed it into the module.





[PS-2] Notes in PocketSword Created: 21/Dec/09  Updated: 15/Jun/11

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 1.0.0
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Major
Reporter: Hans P Lindblad Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

iPhone



 Description   

There is a Bookmark function, but what I really use is a Notes function! A TOP function would be to sync Notes in PocketSword with your own MacSword Notes on the Mac! I saw that Manfred Bergmann has helped so you already have a good connection.

I think it's good with a possibility to choose different icons for different type of topics. I may be influenced of using Olivetree now, but I like the function were I can organize the Notes in different folders.



 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 30/Dec/09 ]

I'd love to get this in for the release after next – I've almost finished work on v1.1 now, so it won't make it into that release.

Comment by Hans P Lindblad [ 06/Jan/10 ]

That's great! I hope Manfred Bergmann is open to do something so You can sync Notes via Wifi with MacSword!

Comment by Ishmael Vargas [ 22/Mar/10 ]

How about including an option to sync to Google Notebook or Evernote?

Comment by Markus M [ 30/Mar/10 ]

Note syncing would be really great...

Btw.: PocketSword is the best iPhone Bible app in my opinion.

Comment by Ishmael Vargas [ 05/Apr/10 ]

Is it possible to have the notes work independently of the Bible section? It would be great if you could have your notes open and be able to move from one verse to another so you could add reference to other verses.

@Markus I second that!

Comment by mike boerger [ 07/Jun/11 ]

make it sync with iCloud!

Comment by Nic Carter [ 15/Jun/11 ]

iCloud sounds great & we'll be looking into that after the iPad version is released.





[PS-54] The bible book selection to be the same language as that of the selected bible module. Created: 20/Feb/11  Updated: 09/Mar/11

Status: Open
Project: PocketSword
Component/s: Module Display
Affects Version/s: 1.3.6
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Major
Reporter: Hendrik Assignee: Nic Carter
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: language
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified
Environment:

iPhone



 Description   

I would like to have the bible book selection in the same language as the selected bible module. Eg. If the Afrikaans 1933/1953 bible is selected the bible book selection should also be in afrikaans. Eg. Genisis, Eksodus, Levitikus... Matheus, Markus, Lukas...



 Comments   
Comment by Nic Carter [ 09/Mar/11 ]

ahh, that will require some optimisation of the locale code. I'll take a look and see what I can do – currently, if I load all the locales at launch time, it takes much longer for the app to launch! I've already optimised some of it, perhaps there are other bits I can improve to make this happen?





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