Tuesday, August 26, 2008

1.1 & Search

If you've been following the 1.0.2 comments you know I've been plugging away on search functionality. Rather than waiting to deliver everything I had in mind, I wanted to get a basic search out to you all as soon as I could.

Well, I got a basic search done, but I'm not happy with the user interface so I'm going to refine it a little more before delivering it. Sorry to make you wait longer, but doing so will forestall a lot of "This is ugly!" emails from you with "I know!" replies from me. :)

That's not to say the functionality will not be refined after its initial release. I'm just delaying the initial release a little more.

I think it'll be worth the wait. Thank you for your patience!

Update 8/29: Almost done! Just need to do some final testing over the weekend. Hopefully it'll be in the store late next week. I'll try to post some screenshots tonight.

Update 8/30: Some screenshots. You'll notice that since I had to create a text preview for the search results, I re-used it for the chapter view. I'd been intending to use that empty space to show each chapter's first verse all along, finally got around to it.

Update 9/2: Working on some memory issues that cause VW to crash after heavy search usage. Thank you to my beta testers whose iPhones seem to be more sensitive to the issue than my iPod! I really want to get this out the door to you guys, but I think it'll be worth the several-day delay to make the app as stable as possible.

Update 9/5: Sound the horns of happiness! 1.1 has been uploaded to the store! Past updates have taken 4 days to be approved by Apple, but those were uploaded on Mondays. We'll see if it takes longer due to the weekend.

Monday, August 11, 2008

1.0.2 coming

A boring 1.0.2 release has been uploaded to the iTunes store. It should be approved in the next couple of days.

Don't feel obligated to download it if you aren't having the Hints pop-up problem. The release adds a setting that lets you turn them off.

Update: Made it into the store on Friday.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


There have been several questions about exactly where the VerseWise settings are located. They can be found in the "standard" iPhone/iPod settings area. I put "standard" in quotes because despite Apple recommending developers put most of their settings there, many apps have created their own settings areas. I may have to conform to the crowd eventually. :)

But here are where they're currently located. Exit out of VerseWise:
Look for the Settings icon and select it. It's the gray icon with the gears:
Scroll down the first Settings page, there will be a VerseWise selection towards the bottom.

Monday, August 4, 2008


I've gotten a couple emails (and a bad review in the app store) about the new hint pop-ups in 1.0.1. I had assumed since each hint only appeared once, they wouldn't be obtrusive, but I guess some people disagree. What do you think?

There's the possibility that the hint functionality isn't working for everyone as I intended. Anyone seeing the same hint appear more than once? Do they *never* go away?

Update: I haven't nailed down the exact problem some people are having (and why it's happening only to a few) but enough people are commenting about dismissed pop-ups repeatedly returning, I'll send out an update that allows hints to be turned off in Settings. I hope to get it uploaded by Monday, August 11th. Sorry for the inconvenience!