Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Search word completion

Just got search word completion working.

And I'm happy to report the word lookup is mighty quick with no special optimization techniques necessary. (Hooray! Less work for me.) Still have a little to do before it's ready for release.

As you probably already know, searches are not case-sensitive. (This is due to how the underlying SQLite database on the iPhone works. But it's kind of handy regardless.) When I construct a word completion list would you prefer "case correctness" or "no repeats"?

In the above screenshot you'll notice the name "Nathan" is all lowercase. This is because I created the entire dictionary with all words all lowercase. This was to screen out repeats (e.g., "THE", "The" and "the"). Repeats are not good because they waste screen space and selecting any of them will return all of the different versions anyway.

But then we lose the capitalizations of proper names, like Nathan and God.

Still, I'm leaning towards "no repeats" -- what do you think? I could also make the words all uppercase if you prefer that more. Let me know!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Search history

A preview of the search history functionality that will be in the next release. Your last 25 searches will be remembered, unless you delete them individually using the edit functionality.

Next up is search word completion, where starting to type displays a list of valid words that you can select. Anything to save unnecessary typing. :)

With that done, I will move on to 1.2 and fun stuff like view history, bookmarks and perhaps highlighting and notes.

Monday, October 13, 2008

JPS verse truncations

There are some verses in Job, Psalms and Proverbs that have been truncated. (This due to the formatting of the source text I used.) See Psalm 1:1 for an example.

I am working on an update and will get it out to you soon.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

1.1.1 released

v1.1.1 is now available in the store. In this release:
Please leave a comment here if you have any comments about this release or bugs to report.

Jewish Publication Society 1917

VerseWise Bible with the Jewish Publication Society 1917 translation is now available in the iTunes store.

Sagradas Escrituras

The Sagradas Escrituras Version Antigua text has been added to VerseWise Bible RV. You can select between it and Reina-Valera 1909 in Settings.

After originally using RV 1909 I discovered a number of people preferred the earlier 1569 translation. I am happy I was able to accommodate them. For those that prefer the later RV 1960, I have written the publisher but haven't heard back from them as of yet.