I've had 2 instances of problems running the app. One was a report from
a user here, and another was trying to install the app on my TV. In
both cases, the app showed a blank gray screen after install and and
I have had debug versions on all my devices here at some point, so I'm
not a very good clean test case. Has anyone had any luck installing and
getting the basic set of modules running? Or any problems? Thanks for
On 03/02/2018 01:31 PM, David Haslam wrote:
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> On 1 March 2018 2:26 AM, Troy A. Griffitts <scr...@crosswire.org> wrote:
>> Dear team,
>> You all know we've been working on Cordova bindings for SWORD for
>> quite some time now. We now have a simple reader written in
>> includes an InstallMgr to auto-discover remote installation sources
>> and let a user install SWORD content.
>> I've kept the development code name "Bishop", my favorite android
>> (from Aliens) and almost appropriate for a Bible app :) I've also
>> tacked on our boring moniker from our Windows app, "Bishop: The SWORD
>> Project for Android". Long name but should get more search hits.
>> Basically, Bishop's UI has 2 basic modes:
>> *Reader*: which simply shows 1 chapter of up to 3 Bibles in parallel.
>> *Verse* *Study*: When in reader mode, as the user scrolls, one
>> verse will always be active, when "Verse Study" is chosen from
>> the menu, the user can then drill down into that active verse.
>> Verse Study has 4 tools:*
>> *Word* *Study*: shows the verse broken down word by word,
>> showing the original Greek or Hebrew behind each word, along
>> with a simple definition.*
>> Commentary*: shows all installed commentary for that verse.
>> *Witness* *Study*: shows all available ancient New Testament
>> manuscript witnesses which attest to the current verse.
>> *Variant* *Study*: shows all variant between the manuscript
>> witnesses for the current verse.
>> Other features include very basic bookmarks and search. The Android
>> release has an initial attempt at BibleSync support to send your
>> current verse out to all your friends running Bishop on the same
>> network (thanks Karl!).
>> The initial goal of Bishop was to be the thinnest client on top of
>> the bindings, as an example and thus uses no 3rd party libraries,
>> save jQuery. Now that the initial release is completed and can serve
>> as an example, we're free to improve the mobile user interface if
>> anyone feels called to join the team and give it a shot.
>> Installation locations follow. It's best to let Bishop install its
>> basic set of SWORD modules upon first run, so it has a minimal set of
>> tools it can use to operate. It will prompt you to do this when you
>> first launch the application and it finds no modules installed.
>> Android users can install the app from:
>> iPhone users will need to send me their UDID for testing while we try
>> to get through the Apple Store approval process. I haven't even
>> tried yet as I don't have much hope that it is "pretty" enough for
>> them, but the download link for the iPhone binary is here:
>> The code can be had from:
>> Please let us know what you think if you are a user, and offer your
>> suggestions from a usability perspective.
>> If you are a developer, please offer comments and suggest features
>> you have a desire and are willing to add.
>> Please give us a great rating so we show up in a search in the Play
>> Store and let others know. I think we have some unique feature that
>> other app don't offer and I've been using Bishop as my morning reader
>> for a while now. The default fullscreen text without clutter is
>> Christ's best for you!
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